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Nothing Will Be Wasted

April 19, AD 2018 0 Comments
Nothing Will Be Wasted

When I saw last Friday’s Gospel reading, I thought, I’m pretty sure I’ve already written a reflection about this story before. Turns out—yep. Twice. So I tried to think about what new aspect I could bring to light from this story of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. What stood out most to me from John’s […]

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My Alabaster Jar

April 11, AD 2018 0 Comments
My Alabaster Jar

“When he was in Bethany reclining at table in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil, costly genuine spikenard. She broke the alabaster jar and poured it on his head. There were some who were indignant. ‘Why has there been this waste of perfumed oil? It […]

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A Paschal Poem: Christ’s Guests

April 10, AD 2018 0 Comments
A Paschal Poem: Christ’s Guests

When Love was hid within the crib Wise men Heaven’s call did heed Beneath the Star they traveled far To seek the King of which was writ That He should come to rule the world. The Infant’s fingers lightly curled About His mother’s drooping veil As the old kings did gently kneel Amidst the straw, […]

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Do We Interpret the Bible Literally?

April 4, AD 2018 0 Comments
Do We Interpret the Bible Literally?

By guest writer Nick Chui. During Religious Moral education (RME) lessons in school, the question was asked: “Do we take the Bible literally? If we don’t take the Bible literally, then does it mean that it’s not true?” I replied inviting the students to compare the following texts: “Looking into a patient’s eyes can provide […]

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Bringing Good out of Evil

April 3, AD 2018 0 Comments
Bringing Good out of Evil

After going to Confession at the Cathedral, on several occasions my boyfriend and I have been blessed to be able to bring blessings to others there. For instance, we met a middle-aged man who had suffered two strokes and found it very difficult to walk, but he perseveres in going to Confession and Mass every […]

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Human Brotherhood

March 30, AD 2018 0 Comments
Human Brotherhood

In Matthew’s Gospel (5:20-26), Jesus urges us to seek true resolution and reconciliation in our anger, always maintaining a spirit of brotherhood toward others and not allowing that anger to fester. Sometimes we read this passage and think it means we’re supposed to be completely at peace all the time, never having an ounce of […]

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Beatitudinem quaerens – a joyful album of modern Latin hymns

March 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Beatitudinem quaerens – a joyful album of modern Latin hymns

Italian musician Beppe Frattaroli has produced an album in Latin, Beatitudinem quaerens: “Looking for Bliss”. By turns joyful, reflective, and gloriously stirring, Beatitudinem quaerens brings the Latin language to life, imbuing it with the emotive qualities of Italian music while preserving its linguistic integrity. Frattaroli combines modern instruments and vocal effects with this ancient tongue […]

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Truth Is a Person

March 25, AD 2018 0 Comments
Truth Is a Person

The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus […]

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Lent is not about what you are doing for Lent

March 21, AD 2018 0 Comments
Lent is not about what you are doing for Lent

By now, you’ve probably been asked, “What are you doing for Lent?” And, whether you’re willing to share, you likely have an answer. You probably know what you did last year for Lent and may even be able to recall the most memorable or challenging thing you ever did for Lent. But what if the […]

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With All Your Heart

March 16, AD 2018 0 Comments
With All Your Heart

Sixteen years ago today, I stood in a white robe before the bishop as he anointed me with chrism and spoke the words of Confirmation: “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” I still remember the joy I felt walking into the church that day, feeling the presence of so many saints rejoicing […]

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Death is Not the End

March 15, AD 2018 0 Comments
Death is Not the End

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain, Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain; Love lives again, that with the dead has been: Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green. — John M. C. Crum, Now the Green Blade Rises A number of my young friends have […]

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Dealing with Resentment

March 6, AD 2018 0 Comments
Dealing with Resentment

I’m one of those people who tend to attract people with problems. I’d be sitting quietly at a party, or at a church event, and strangers come up and spill their guts about their illnesses, their romantic woes, their family problems, everything. Sometimes, strangers on the Internet do that too! It feels good to be […]

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