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They Were All in One Place Together

Here is a link to the readings for this weekend. Pentecost is the feast of unity. It is both historical, as, for example, when the Holy Spirit brought unity of understanding that transcended verbal confusion. It is also eschatological, portending the...

Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. With May crownings, rosary devotions, and liturgical celebrations, the month of May focuses our attention on Mary, the Theotόkos, the Mother of God. To reflect on Mary, though, is at once to reflect...

Confirmed in the Spirit

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. On Friday, I was honored to be the sponsor for my goddaughter Kelsey's Confirmation. She took the name Michael, after St. Michael the Archangel, protector of police. We do have more than a...

The Spirit Blows Where It Wills

Here is a link to this week's readings. A good friend of mine retired a few years back as Director of Religious Education (DRE) at her local parish. Having spent her career in the ministry of faith formation, retirement hit her...

Be Not Afraid: The Development of Doctrine

Here is a link the this Sunday's readings. Has a particular Bible verse ever spoken so clearly to your heart that you understood exactly why this is called the Word of God? One such verse for me is Mark 5:36. In...