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The Sounds of Mercy

The prophet Elijah sought God in windstorm and earthquake and fire. But he heard God only as a “still, small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). In Psalm 46, we are advised to “Be still, and know that I am God.”   But after more than a week of prayer in the upper room, ...
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Thin Places

The early Celts used to say that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, and that in the “thin places” the distance is even smaller.   Today, we sometimes stand mute, gazing upon the Milky Way glowing in the night sky or waves dashing themselves upon rocky coasts or mountain summits ...
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Third Sunday of Easter – A New Reality

“When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, 'Children, have you caught anything to eat?’ They answered him, 'No.’ So he said to them, 'Cast the net over the right side of ...
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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Bread of Life

“One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him, ‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?’ Jesus said, ‘Have the people recline.’ Now there was a great deal of grass in that ...
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Rest and Renewal

“The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’ People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off ...
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Solemnity of the Assumption—August 15

“Our Lady, Mary,” Pope Francis recently remarked, “is more important than the apostles, bishops, priests, or deacons.’’   The pope made the comment while he was talking with reporters during his flight from Brazil to Rome. The context was a discussion of the role of women in the Church.   The idea that Mary ...
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