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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the first Book of Kings (Chapter 17:10-16)   The scene here is very stark. There is a drought in the region. The prophet Elijah comes into the city and he is hungry and thirsty. He asks a poor widow who is at the point of starvation herself for water and ...
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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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Life Begins at Forty for RENEW

Life Begins at Forty was a 1932 bestselling self-help book by Walter B. Pitkin. It was very popular and influential. Although Pitkin did not coin the phrase “life begins at forty,” the success of his book put it into general circulation, so much so that after 1932 it became an ...
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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: Remembering the Hungry

Thank you, God, for your faithful servants who give a helping hand to the hungry. Bless them and those whose pain and hardship make their work so essential. Show us how we can stand with them. Give bread to the hungry and give hunger for you to those who have bread. We pray in the name of ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Proverbs (Chapter 9:1-6)   The Book of Proverbs is a collection of seven sets of aphorisms that were collected and edited in their present form seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus and later. The writer of today’s passage wants his fellow Jews to pursue true ...
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