The light beyond: Responding to the Face of God

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A second-grader wailed in tears. What hurt more than the skinned knee was his friends laughing at him as well. Cardinal Van Thuan expressed it...

Love your enemies

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The senior screamed, “I will grind him into the dust of the earth.” He pointed to the blackboard behind me as he continued, “And...

Happy Birthday Jesus

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We were praying the Rosary. Sister Claire announced the Nativity as “Happy Birthday Jesus.” After we completed the Rosary, I gently suggested perhaps one...

Endbeginnings

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As a teen-ager, Jesus’ words about the end of the ages (Mk 13:24-32) seemed so frightening that I quickly moved past them to latch...

Be a blessing

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I glanced at Fulghum’s book entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” I smiled as I relived a moment with my...

How big is a barley loaf?

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Jesus feeds a multitude of people from five barley loaves and two fish (Jn 6:1-15). By the time one is a middle-aged Catholic, one...

The Trinity and the human heart

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This column will explore the mystery of the Trinity from the perspective of how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are revealed...

Rising From the Dead

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As they descend the mountain, Jesus tells the disciples that they may not speak of the Transfiguration until after the Son of Man has...

Carving out Sacred Space

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The young man was making the after-school help session so much longer and more difficult than it had to be. Today, everything was a...

Walk by Faith and not by Sight

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Most years, Holy Saturday has been one of handling household responsibilities as I gently transition to prepare for the Easter Vigil Mass to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord. Today though, it...

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