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Mary, Mother of God – Mary’s Role as First Disciple

"The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the ...
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Make Lent a Pilgrimage

  I vividly remember my trip to the Holy Land more than twenty-five years ago. As we gathered before the trip we all agreed we would not go to the Holy Land as tourists but instead as pilgrims. On the bus we prayed and sang together, read Scripture, and shared faith, ...
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November 21 – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the narrator, describing events in a mental hospital, comments that “it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.’’   It’s an idea that we accept all the time, and it applies to an observance in the Catholic Church during this month.   We accept ...
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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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New Beginning

During this Year of Faith, we will blog reflections and stories to accompany you on your faith journey.   There were two things about receiving the sacrament of confirmation that we dreaded when we were kids. One was the “slap on the face” we would get from the bishop; the other ...
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Don’t Miss the Face of God in the Bustle of this Advent Time

"‘Come,’ says my heart, ’seek God’s face,’ your house LORD do I seek.” - Psalm 27:8 Advent is a wakeup call, a noisy alarm clock that reminds us to wash the sand of sleep from our eyes. This season is a clarion call to pay attention to the presence of God ...
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