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Holy Thursday: He Was Who He Was

Last summer, when I was a counselor at a Catholic summer camp, my fellow counselors and I held a foot washing service on the second night of session.  All of upper middle quad (cabins 8, 9, and 10) piled into cabin nine, numbering about three dozen campers in total.  We read them the same scripture […]

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Jesus Did What?!

Jesus was angry at one point in the Gospels.  Yes.  Angry. Today, we can get angry at the smallest things: the ATM not working when you need cash, having to go out when it is raining and you get soaked, not getting the right order at McDonald’s…you get the idea. But is any of that […]

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Becoming Like Children

“When you love someone, you want to touch them.” That was the answer of a second grader at a First Holy Communion Mass when asked why we receive the Eucharist.  At first, this answer sounds a bit odd…a bit simple.  But think about this for a moment.  We love God so, so much, yes? We […]

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The Great Man

The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia affected me rather strongly, as I had long admired both him and his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, a priest in my diocese.  Mind you, I am not someone who takes an especially profound interest in politics or the law.  For me Justice Scalia was a cultural and intellectual […]

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Wait, it’s Lent Already?!

Yup, it’s THAT time of year again.  Lent.  It seems to be the season that people either fear or embrace.  I’ve seen it go from one extreme to the other. (Why not just have a second Advent?) Lent is a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Lent is sacrifice.  It’s a time when people give up […]

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