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Death in Manchester

(From European Press Agency , via BBC News, used w/o permission.) (“Thousands attended a vigil in Manchester earlier” (BBC News) Manchester is England’s second-largest urban center, in terms of population. At around 10:30 Monday night, something like 21,000 folks — … Continue reading

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Emmaus: Looking Back and Ahead

We hear about the ‘road to Emmaus’ event in today’s Gospel, Luke 24:13–35. There’s been speculation about why folks didn’t recognized Jesus at first, after Golgotha. It wasn’t just the ‘road to Emmaus’ thing. Paul lists some of our Lord’s … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day: Two Millennia and Counting

Easter is when we celebrate “the crowning truth of our faith in Christ.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 638) It’s among the top major events so far. Depending on how you count them, there have been only three to six: … Continue reading

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Life, Death, and Choices

Last week’s Gospel reading, Matthew 2:1–12, ends with a sort of cliffhanger. “Magi from the east” arrived in Bethlehem, found our Lord’s house, and paid their respects: “They were overjoyed at seeing the star, “5 and on entering the house … Continue reading

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