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Sin, Awareness, Repentance

Today’s reading from the Gospels, Matthew 3:1–12, doesn’t seem particularly Christmassy. Not in the ‘presents wrapped under the tree’ sense. “1 2 In those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea. “(and) saying, ‘Repent, 3 for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mercy

Here we go again. The headlines are accurate, as far as they go. “Pope Francis Extends Priests’ Ability to Forgive Abortion” Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times (November 21, 2016) “Pope Francis extends Catholic priests’ right to forgive abortion” Tim … Continue reading

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Mercy: Still Practicing

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy ends today. Some Catholics celebrated the year’s start in Rome. I didn’t. Like most of us, I’ve been participating in my own way, where I live. The biggest change in routine for me has been … Continue reading

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The Rosary

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2016: Wisdom 11:22–12:2 1 Thessalonians 1:1–2:2 Luke 19:1–10 Rosary Homily By Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas October 30, 2016 Reverend. father, brothers and sisters in Christ. For those of you who noticed things like this, I … Continue reading

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