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Politics and Faith

In the aftermath of January 6 and in anticipation of potential additional protests, riots, and mobs we see calls for bipartisanship and...

In a Shipwreck

As I watched the events unfold yesterday afternoon and evening, it was tempting to say how surprising they were, how shocking, how...

An Epiphany Defying Expectations

Today’s Readings The Magi set out. They knew what they were about. They were wise, wealthy, prepared with gifts and likely a large...

Mary's No

Today’s Readings - Including the Gospel referenced below. Mary is frequently portrayed as docile, head bowed, the very picture of...

O Wisdom

The O Antiphons are an ancient prayer dating back to the 8th century. From December 17 to 23 the Church prays the Antiphons in the...

King and Companion

Today’s Readings Happy Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe! These are always some of my favorite readings. I could write and...

To those who have been given much

Today’s Readings Today is World Day of the Poor. In 2016, Pope Francis declared that the thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary time as the Day...

No Matter What This Day Brings

It is unusual to wake up on a day and know that it is going to be historic. Usually these sorts of days happen upon us, appearing...

The Oldest Words Still Speak

Today's Readings The opening words of likely the earliest book of the New Testament are a wish for grace and peace to the hearer. If ever...