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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time / C August 4, 2019

… All things are vanity! For what profit comes to a person from … anxiety of heart…? (Ecclesiastes) If today you hear God’s voice harden not you hearts. (Responsorial Psalm refrain 95:8) Think of what is above, not of what … Continue reading

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Some are more equal than others.

July 2018, police officers shot a 30 year old man in the back 5 or 6 times. He died on the West-side of Chicago. Anger and protests followed. The police videos showed the victim with a gun he refused to … Continue reading

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Advent 2018

Baruch 5:1-9; Phil. 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk. 3:1-6 A voice crying out in the desert, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!” John, son of Zachariah, was born a priest within the comfort and prestige of the Jerusalem … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Easter / B April 29, 2018

  Acts 9:26-31; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8. We know that we should obey Jesus’ commandments. But what are they? Rules? Laws? Are they complicated? Are they difficult to understand? Do we need to study the Bible day and night? Do … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017

A year ago I met James at 15th and St. Louis on Chicago’s West-side. He asked if I could help him obtain a State ID card. He had a baby on the way and needed a job. I said no … Continue reading

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If Today You Hear God’s Voice Harden Not Your Heart

Ezekiel 33: 7-9 Romans 13: 8-10 Matthew 18: 15-20 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time If Today You Hear God’s Voice Harden Not Your Heart. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes that the Torah found God to be both Transcendent and Immanent. And … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time / A January 15, 2017

Being a Light in the World Today’s readings point out four people who were lights in the world. Being a Light in the World is a theme of Jesus, but he gets it from today’s passage from Isaiah. “It is … Continue reading

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