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Prayer: Listening to Our Hearts

Loving and generous Father, You alone know the workings of the human heart. Show us how to listen to the yearnings we have deep within ourselves. Remove from our midst any impediments or distractions that block us from turning to you in our need. Open us up to your healing touch and your bounteous goodness. Then we shall ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah (Chapter 31:7-9)   “The Lord has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them back from the land of the north; I will gather them from the ends of the world, with the blind and the lame in their midst, ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Chapter 7:7-11)   The Book of Wisdom is one of the last books in the Hebrew Bible, compiled not too long before the birth of Jesus. Notice that Wisdom is referred to as “she,” an interesting term in a patriarchal society. The writer imagines the words ...
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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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