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Why do I stay?

My friends all know that I am a Catholic, because I have always been very open with them about my faith. So, when the news broke about Cardinal McCarrick, who long served in my home archdiocese of Newark, and the grand jury report was released in Pennsylvania where my father ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Chapter 2:12, 17-20)   This book was written sometime between the late first century BC and the early first century AD—in other words, roughly around the lifetime of Jesus. And there are several verses that could apply to Jesus: “Let us beset the just one, ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 50:5-9a)   Here are three powerful sentences from this reading: “The Lord God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.” “The Lord is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” “See, the Lord ...
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Prayer: For Openness

Jesus, I put my trust in your healing touch. Unstop my ears and open my heart to your message of justice, love, and compassion, even when those words challenge me. Remove the impediments from my speech— fear, intimidation, apathy, or doubt. Help me to proclaim my faith loudly and my love for you with gladness. I ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

“A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy (Chapter 4:1-2, 6-8)   This is an important moment in the history of Israel. God establishes a Covenant with the people through Moses and gives them the Law which was not a purely external, juridical thing but rather was meant to be in their hearts. Moses ...
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Prayer: Food for Life

Lord, in John's Gospel we hear you say, "Do not work for food that perishes." Lord, we know the food we need for life. We do not fully understand the mystery of your becoming present to us in the Eucharist, but we struggle to believe. Your words help us to see where we need to put our energies: toward knowing ...
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