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Punctuating the Resurrection

Punctuating the Resurrection

“Jesus has been raised” How would you punctuate that sentence? Choose carefully. It could change your life.

Bible Study

The Peril of Holy Week

The Peril of Holy Week

If we listen to the accounts of Jesus’ passion without reflection, we can draw the false conclusion that the Jewish people are responsible for the crucifixion of Christ.

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A Hint

A Hint

Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.

Homilies

The Anger That Is Good

The Anger That Is Good

Constructive anger is healthy. It helps us identify what is wrong, and it motivates us to work against it.

Homilies

Good News, Bad News, and Faith

Good News, Bad News, and Faith

A 2,000-year-old Taoist story can offer a particular perspective on Jesus’ Transfiguration.

Homilies

When Do the Angels Come?

When Do the Angels Come?

It is easy to recognize God’s presence with us once a trial is over. But, it takes faith for us to see the angels who are with us even as we suffer.

Homilies

The Danger of the Cross

The Danger of the Cross

Without making an evil thing good, we believe that God has the power to make good come from it.

Homilies

Troubled by Angels

Troubled by Angels

The angel appears to Mary and begins with a beautiful greeting: “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” Why then does the next line tell us that Mary was greatly disturbed?

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”

Bible Study

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Silence destroys relationships. Psalms push through our barrier of silence with God. When a psalm is prayed sincerely it breaks through emptiness and takes the risk of opening communication with the Almighty.

Jewish-Christian Resources

A Catholic Approach to the Passion Narratives

A Catholic Approach to the Passion Narratives

Catholic teaching insists that the Jewish people are not cursed or responsible for Jesus’ death. Yet Matthew 27:15-26 presents the Jewish crowd “as a whole” calling for crucifixion and saying that Jesus’ blood might fall upon them!

Homilies

Three Gifts, Three Kings

Three Gifts, Three Kings

The scriptures do not tell us how many wise men came to honor the Christ Child. But the Christian imagination concluded that if there were three gifts, there were three magi. This insight has deep spiritual meaning.