November 2016

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Beating Swords into Ploughshares

Here is a link to today's readings. “It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there” are words from a song by Bob Dylan that capture the beginning of Advent.  As we enter into longer, dark nights in the northern hemisphere, Advent...

USCCB Video Reflections – November

On Saturday November 19, 2016, a video featuring Terry Hegarty, editor of Living Faith, was featured on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website. Entitled “To be Like an Angel,” Terry’s November reflection speaks about appreciating each day...

The Kingdom of Mercy

Here is a link to today's readings. The Solemnity of Christ the King also marks the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. So how did we do? Let’s take a look back at Pope Francis’ bull Misericordiae Vultus (“The Face...

Cozy Catholicism

Here is a link to today's readings. The election is finally over! So many people have echoed this sentiment of relief recently. It was a bitter election after all, a divisive and vitriolic campaign. Even the aftermath isn’t pretty. Some people...

Death and Taxes (or Elections)

Here is a link to today’s readings. The theme of this week’s readings is the resurrection of the dead. It is quite apropos for a Sunday that falls between All Souls Day and Election Day. We all know the terrible pain of...