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Posts Tagged ‘Book of Genesis’



Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 2:18-24)   This is the ancient story in which God creates woman from the rib of the man. It is a parable with a powerful message but one that has been used for centuries to defend the primacy of men over women on the premise ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 3:9-15)   Ancient cultures told stories to explain the most important realities of their world. This is such a story, one that ancient Jewish people developed to explain the existence of evil, the separation of the sexes, the dominance of the male, the inferior and ...
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Feast of Pentecost – Our Gifts

“‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that ...
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Reading Scripture

My grandfather, Domenico Paolino, was an avid reader in both English and Italian, but nobody in our family had any doubt as to what was his favorite book.   It was a collection of passages excerpted from an Italian-language Bible.   Nor did anyone in our family have any doubt as to what was ...
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Dignity of Mary

I was doing research on the Internet in connection with my work at RENEW, and I came across the names of actresses who have played Mary, the mother of Jesus, in conventional re-tellings of the Gospel story in the movies or on television.   The names included Ruth Hussey, Olivia Hussey, Dorothy ...
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