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Easter Surprises

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

These days Christians start to wrap up the Easter season. We probably can’t imagine a year without Easter. But if we can imagine a world in which there were no Easter, we might get a glimpse of how remarkable, even ...

The Triduum

Monday, April 15th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

During Holy Week, the Church observes what is known as the Triduum, the time from Holy Thursday until Easter. During that time the Church gives reverent attention to the passion, death and rising of Jesus. On Thursday evening there is ...

Manna Lessons (Exodus 16)

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

When the children of Israel left Egypt, they didn’t have time to gather all the things they might need, including enough bread to last for more than a short time. It wasn’t long before they started complaining that there wasn’t ...

Lent’s Big Three

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The “big three” practices of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The three are straightforward and easily understood. Still, as Lent begins, we might benefit from trying to figure out what lies behind them and what each one points to. Look at ...

A Simple Valentine’s Prescription

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

“Sclerocardia” sounds like the name of a medical condition, but it actually describes not a physical condition but a spiritual one. It means that our hearts (our souls, if you will) which are meant to be loving, tender, open and welcoming are angry, ...