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Who Are We?

When people say “this is not who we are,” we are called by Christ to examine who we truly are, and look to him for guidance, wisdom, and healing.

January 14, 2021
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Baptism of Jesus

Painting of the Baptism of Jesus by Mategna

We close the Christmas Season with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. I’m sure, as this day comes along each year, some people ask, “Why would Jesus have to be baptized?”

January 11, 2021
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The Sign of the Cross


We are in the beginning of a New Year. It is the custom of Catholics to begin and end many things with the Sign of the Cross.

January 8, 2021
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St. Joseph

Saint Joseph

One of the central figures in our Christmas celebration is St. Joseph. Yet in the Bible we read no word that he spoke. We are simply told some things that he did.

December 28, 2020
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The Child Inside

Christmas wreath hanging on a door

In the “secular” seasonal song, “The Christmas Song,” it says, “So I’m offering a simple phrase, to kids from one to ninety-two . . .” and it goes on to wish us a Merry Christmas. “Kids from one to ninety-two” includes just about everybody. All us kids.

December 19, 2020
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Gaudete Sunday

Pink candle being lit on an Advent wreath

December 13 is the Third Sunday of Advent. The season zips by quickly. After all these years, I should not be surprised. It is not a long season, being only 26 days this year. It is shorter or longer, depending on the day of the week of Christmas Day.

December 14, 2020
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Advent candles

Another Advent is upon us: one of the ways by which Christian people mark their journey through the years.

November 30, 2020
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