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Earth Day and the Incarnation
On this Saturday in the Octave of Easter, many people are also observing Earth Day. I like to think of this year's confluence as serendipitous. It reminds me that "God so loved the world tha...
Book Review: People of the Second Chance: A Guide to Bringing Life-Saving Love to the World
People of the Second Chance: A Guide toBringing Life-Saving Love to the WorldMike FosterEvery once in a while I get a book list with an offer to pick a free book to review. The listing typic...
"They have taken away my Lord."
There at the empty tomb, Mary Magdalen could come to only one conclusion: "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they put him." Jesus' body was missing, and since it cannot b...
He is Risen and with Us Always
It is the Lord!Blessed Easter!About The Supper at Emmaus, by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (Italian, c 1590 - 1625)Oil on canvas, about 1615 - 1625; 139.7 × 194.9 cm (55 × 76 3/4 in.)The J. Paul Gett...
Of Palms and Martyrs
What a charmer, the smiling little boy in his Coptic server's robe, wearing a crown of woven palm and holding a cross of woven palm fronds. Palms, the ancient symbol of victory—and of martyr...
A Second Visit from Sister Death
We were in kitchen doing the supper dishes when Sister Mary Peter came in. "Sister Mary Antoinette just died. Sister Noel and Sister Donna were with her."This second death in the community t...
It's Lady Day!
Technically, today's feast is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. In English tradition, however, it was known as "Lady Day" (as in "Our Lady's Day"). I kind of like that. Everythi...
Midway through Lent
We're at the halfway point today: three weeks from Ash Wednesday and three weeks before Spy Wednesday, the final day of Lent (Holy Thursday doesn't count). I am already looking forward to La...
What is Pope Francis up to now?
Yesterday the Catholic Internet was all a-Twitter with the news that Pope Francis, in an interview with a German newspaper, had signaled "openness" to ordaining people the Church refers to a...
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