Martha, Mary and Lazarus

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Back in February the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments issued a decree changing July 29th on the Church’s calendar...

Waukesha: No revenge

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This past Sunday Pope Francis said after leading the Angelus, “today we also remember all road traffic victims: we pray for them and we...

“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God (2 Cor 5:20)

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These words of St. Paul (in the title) are the focus of Pope Francis’ annual Lenten message, which he broke down into four themes.  The...

A new type of Lent

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This is certainly a time like no other — for most of us, that is. We need to keep in perspective that almost anyone...

Night and the cross

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“And it was night” (Jn 13:30). The Gospel notes Judas’ departure from the Last Supper to go off and betray Jesus with these words. John...

Reformation Day 2021

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In the U.S., October 31 is most known as Halloween, but in many other places around the world it is known as Reformation Day,...

Witness to Mercy

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Last Sunday we were invited to meditate upon Divine Mercy and to seek it out through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Ultimately (in the truest...

Laboring for the Lord

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“Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” The Voice of America’s “Learning English” website explains that this tradition developed because white clothing used to be...

Seeing and witnessing

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On Tuesday, while visiting Slovakia, Pope Francis celebrated an Eastern Rite Liturgy and preached about the Triumph of the Cross. He began by quoting...

Sharing the triumph of the Victor-Victim

On some Good Fridays, especially those that occur on sunny spring days, it can be spiritual challenging to enter interiorly into darkness that descended...

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