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It doesn’t take much for a child to master the delicate art of teasing siblings: “Mom, he’s looking at me.” According to script, a mother usually dismisses the complaint — the hapless … more
“A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony ...” (Jn 1:6-7) When we first hear about John the Baptist in the Gospel of John, we learn precious little about him. Unlike Luke, John … more
Churches make changes in their sanctuaries and liturgical services during Advent. Purple vestments are used, Advent wreaths are lit, the Gloria is dropped and homilies become outstanding. (Well, … more
This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season, which is the time of preparation before we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Most of us fill this time of year with activities … more
The human mind is designed by God to make judgments when it is presented with sufficient evidence. A green traffic light is sufficient evidence (provided one is not colorblind) to judge the legality … more
Vince Lombardi once observed that "football is only two things — blocking and tackling." Which sounds incredibly boring. No great running plays? No exciting passes and amazing catches? How exciting … more
Most regular feasts during the church’s liturgical year are superseded by the Sunday celebration. However, this week’s feast is important enough for the church that it does not get dropped in … more
The Commemoration for the Faithful Departed — more commonly known as All Souls Day — falls on a Sunday this year. The church offers the option to use any of the readings it sets aside for Masses … more
What did Jesus look like? There are no photographs or paintings of Christ. There are no sculpted images. He posed for no fresco artisan. The image on the Shroud of Turin may seem persuasively real, … more
At the center of Our Lord's controversies with Israel's religious leaders is the issue of testing God. At various times, they test Jesus, trying to trap Him in a dispute so that one side or the other … more
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