Not a drop to drink?

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: June 19, 2016
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Let your religion be more of a love affair!

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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: June 12, 2016
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The eternal king and priest satisfies our deepest hungers

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Year C: May 29, 2016
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Clean and beautiful, inside and out

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Aug. 30, 2015
Deut 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

In the Gospel reading we have just heard, the Pharisees and the scribes took Jesus’ disciples to task for not washing their hands before eating, according to the customs of the time. Now, we should remember that their motivation for such handwashing was not being sanitary, but rather ritual purity. The law that the Lord gave his people in the Old Covenant required certain kinds of washing—especially of priests preparing to offer sacrifice, but also of all people in certain circumstances—for the sake of ritual purity.

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How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: August 16, 2015
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Jesus wants you to meet him

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: August 2, 2015
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Return to me, be reconciled!

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Ash Wednesday: Feb. 18, 2015
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Always with us, as food for the journey

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi),
Year A: June 22, 2014

Deut 8:2-3, 14-16; Ps 147; 1 Cor 10:16-17; John 6:51-58

9 weeks ago, we were celebrating the Paschal Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

  • We recalled the original Passover and Exodus from Egypt, some 1400 years earlier, when the Lord rescued the People of Israel from slavery in Egypt. This was accomplished partly through the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb, and also through the parting of the Red Sea, so that they could pass through on dry land. And so they were rescued from Egypt and set on their way to the Promised Land.
  • And so we celebrated the fulfillment of this foreshadowing in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the true Passover Lamb. For by giving himself in sacrifice, he set us free not merely from earthly slavery, but from Satan and sin and death. And he passed through, not merely an earthly sea, but death itself, to open the transformed life of the Resurrection. Thus we have been saved and set on our way to the New Heavens and the New Earth.

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Siempre con nosotros, como comida para el viaje

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El Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo, Año A: 22 Junio 2014
Dt 8, 2-3.14-16; Sal 147; 1 Cor 10, 16-17; Jn 6, 51-58 (more…)

Devoción a la Divina Misericordia

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Domingo de Divina Misericordia: 27 Abril 2014
Homilía en una Hora Santa

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