The older brother: just as lost and needing to be found

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Sept. 11, 2016
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A different response: Mercy, not vengeance

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: July 10, 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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Mercy, in touching his wounds

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2nd Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy), Year C:
April 3, 2016

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Neither condoning nor condemning: encounter Christ’s mercy and be transformed

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5th Sunday of Lent, Year C: March 13, 2016
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Shame, two sons, and the sacrament of joy

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4th Sunday of Lent, Year C: March 6, 2016
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Put on the splendor of glory from God

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2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C: Dec. 6, 2015
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Not to dominate, but to give life

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Oct. 18, 2015
Isa 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45

What do you truly need? And what does the world really need? These questions seem to be implicit in Jesus’ question to James and John—“What do you wish me to do for you?”—and in their response, their belief about what they and the world really need. Which is: for them to be in charge.

St. Mark relates to us that this conversation takes place as Jesus and his disciples are making a journey to Jerusalem and getting close to their destination. (more…)

Responding to that stirring in your heart

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Sept. 27, 2015
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