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The Politics of the Cross

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This past week I took my students on an historical journey of the Passion and death of Christ. Religious phrases like “Jesus died for our sins” at times suggest that Jesus himself came in pursuit of the cross and that … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Comprehending the Incomprehensible

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Lectionary Readings: (Taken from the biblical meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Isaiah 55:10-11. God’s word comes mysteriously and gently from above, yet powerfully achieves its effect with us. Romans 8: 18-23. The earth groans in travail, awaiting the revelation … Continue reading

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Fourtheenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Burdened and Liberated

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Lectionary Readings (Taken from the Biblical Meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller) Zechariah 9:9-10. Your king comes, a just savior, to proclaim peace to all nations. Romans 8:9, 11-13. The Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in us to … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter: The Option for the Poor

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Lectionary Readings: Acts 6: 1-7. The early church grows with many converts including Jewish Priest. The Deaconate is developed to help serve the needs of the poor. 1 Peter 2:4-9. Peter continues with this early baptismal liturgy by commissioning the … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Easter: “The Wounded Healer”

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Lectionary Readings: (taken from the Biblical Meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Acts 2:14, 36-41. Peter, on Pentecost, preaches that “the whole house of Israel should know… that God has made both Lord and Messiah this Jesus whom you crucified.” The … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter: The “Gospel of Life” within a “culture of death”

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Lectionary Readings: (Taken from the Biblical Meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Acts 2:14, 22-28. On Pentecost, Peter stated that Jesus was handed over to death “by the set purpose and plan of God” and therefore could not be bound … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday: Living in the Hope of Easter

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Lectionary Readings: (Taken from Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP’s Biblical Meditations for Easter Sunday) Acts 10:34, 37-43. The apostles are personal witnesses that Jesus rose from the dead, for they “ate and drank with him.” They are commissioned to preach Jesus, … Continue reading

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Passion (Palm) Sunday: The Kairos of Justice

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Lectionary Readings: (From the Biblical Meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Matthew 21:1-11. (Gospel for the Procession) This account of Palm Sunday emphasizes the divinity of Jesus, the fulfillment of prophecy, the messianic acclamation: “he who comes.” Isaiah 50: 4-7. … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent: Utopia… for real!

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Lectionary Readings: (taken from the “Biblical Meditations for Lent” by Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Ezekiel 37:12-14. God will raise his people from the grave, place his spirit within them and settle them upon their land. Romans 8:8-11. The Spirit which … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent: New Evangelization

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Lectionary Readings: (summery from the “Biblical Meditations for Lent” By Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13. God judges not by external appearances but by what he sees in the heart. David, young, spontaneous and innocent is preferred … Continue reading

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