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Reflecting on the 2013 World Day of Peace Message and Reaffirming our “Option for the Poor” in the New Year.

The “Option for the Poor and Vulnerable” is a principle of our Catholic social teaching. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reminds us that this principle is firmly rooted in scripture and in our tradition. In its social … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Peacemakers: Reflecting on the 2013 World Day of Peace Message in light of the Connecticut massacre

As I consider the hope that we celebrate with the birth of the one we call Emmanuel, “God among us,” I am led to reflect on Matthew’s telling of the massacre of the Holy Innocents. Christ Jesus is the Prince … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection for October 7, 2012: Celebrating One Human Family

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Lectionary Readings: Gen 2:18-24. The creation of man and woman, their vocation to become two in one flesh and to be suitable partners for each other. Heb 2:9-11. Jesus is perfected through suffering and tastes death for all. So, he … Continue reading

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The Art of Advocacy: Tools for being agents of social change

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January 1st ushers in the start of a new year and the hope for a better year. Within the Catholic tradition this date is dedicated as the World Day of Peace and every year the Pope offers his annual “World … Continue reading

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July 4th Reflection on Religious Liberty

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July 4th weekend is here and I for one am very much excited about the celebration that our local community is planning. We will be having a field day for the kids during the day accompanied by BBQ and a … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

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Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 60: 1-6. Gentiles come from distant lands, attracted by the splendor of Jerusalem, bringing gifts and the “wealth of nations.” They will be the sons and daughters of the Holy City. Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6. Paul preaches the … Continue reading

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2011 World Day of Peace Message: Religious Freedom, the Path to Peace

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Since 1968 the Roman Catholic Pontiff’s have shared a message of peace on January 1st of every year. January first is observed in the Catholic calendar as the World Day of Peace and the annual message offers a reflection to … Continue reading

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