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Forgiveness Lent Mercy Reflections

God Doesn’t Forgive Halfway

Readings for Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent “Come now, let us set things right, says the LORD: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; Though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool.” These words are so beautiful because they teach us that our God does […]

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Lent Reflections

Anger and the Dark Side

Readings for Friday of the First Week of Lent What can Master Yoda and Jesus teach us about dealing with our anger and responding with forgiveness? A lot! This reflection was delivered to the weekly school mass with kids ranging from Pre-K to 8th grade.

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Feast Days Reflections

The Pope is a Pastor, not a CEO | Feast of Chair of St. Peter

Readings for the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

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Lent Liturgical Seasons Reflections

Catholic Olympics and Grace

Readings for Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time It’s hard to believe, but Lent kicks off tomorrow. Lent is that time of the year for each of us to seriously examine our hearts and enter more deeply into the mystery of our salvation. It’s a time to experience again the breathtaking mercy of […]

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Art Sacraments

“If you wish, you can make me clean.”

This weekend’s Gospel passage reveals Christ’s great desire to heal us of everything that drags us down and enslaves us. The leper comes to Jesus saying, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Our Lord wastes no time reassuring him: “I do will it. Be made clean.” In the midst of the Church, the […]

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Reflections Saints

Is Jesus Blasting Tradition?

Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs This morning, I’d like to briefly comment on the topic of Tradition. When we hear Jesus say things like: “You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition!” we might begin to wonder — is Jesus blasting all Tradition? What about Catholic traditions — are they safe? […]