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Asking for God’s Encore

Readings for Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

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Easter Resurrection

Dangling Impossibly: Christian Witness and Fallingwater

Readings for Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Last week, I had the chance to visit one of the most incredible pieces of architecture ever built — Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, “Fallingwater.”  Now Fallingwater is a house that dangles out over a gorgeous waterfall, clinging onto the side of a steep hill, surrounded by […]

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Lent Passion of Christ The Cross

No one takes it from me: I lay it down of my own accord

Today is Good Friday — a day to meditate solemnly on the fact that Christ offered Himself totally for us on the Cross. He didn’t have to do it. He willingly laid down His life — not for perfect people, but for the screw-ups, the broken, the twisted, the addicted, the disordered and the oppressed. […]

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Lent

Falling of Small Stones in the Mountains: A Trickle of Grace

Readings for Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent   Gandalf the Wizard said that the coming of Merry and Pippin into this massive, overwhelming quest was “like the falling of small stones that starts an avalanche in the mountains.” These two tiny little hobbits came and started an avalanche of adventure. They were the catalysts for […]

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Lent Reflections

Standing Up in the Fire

Readings for Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

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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 […]