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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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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Book of Exodus (Chapter 24:3-8)   Animal sacrifice was common among ancient religions, including Judaism. As strange as it may seem to us today, this was a major step away from human sacrifice which some of Israel’s neighbors practiced. The sprinkling of the blood of an animal was a sign of Israel’s ...
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