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Follow Christ, and lead others to Him

Kim Padan

Living the Word / Kim Padan Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 14 Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10; Psalm 40:2,3,4,18; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Looking at the readings for this weekend, I am reminded of how difficult it can be to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, but also how comforted I am to know He makes firm my steps. […]

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What are we desiring more of in life? Things? Success? How about Jesus?

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 31 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Psalm 90:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17; Colossians 3:1-5,9-11; Luke 12:13-21 I always find there to be a little bit of humor in thinking about what it must have been like for members of the early church to process what Jesus meant when […]

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Martha, Mary, and ‘radical hospitality’ to make others feel known and loved

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 17 Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15:2-3,3-4,5; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42 For the better part of my life, my heart has been consistently captivated by an unexpected source of motivation. This particular gift has motivated me to gain new depths of self-knowledge, shown me […]

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We are called to labor together as a team to proclaim the Kingdom of God

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 3 Isaiah 66:10-14c; Psalm 66:1-3,4-5,6-7,16,20; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12,17-20 Have you ever taken the time to examine your daily life? Recently, in a conversation with one of my beloved spiritual fathers, he made a simple comment about how he is able to […]

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Corpus Christi’s public displays show world that Jesus is Lord, present and king

Father Timothy Hepner

Living the Word / By Father Tim Hepner Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)/June 19 Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 110:1,2,3,4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17 This morning we began our usual weekly adoration as a newly ordained deacon took the host out of the tabernacle with a reverence and affection that […]

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Pentecost: Growing in love with the Holy Spirit, and in intimacy with the Trinity

Father Timothy Hepner

Living the Word / By Father Tim Hepner Solemnity of Pentecost/June 5 Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Romans 8:8-17; John 20:19-23 or John 14:15-16,23b-26 Imagine a young man bringing his girlfriend home to meet his family, introducing her one by one to each person, telling her their names as she smiles and shakes their […]

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Four characteristics that indicate a life of authentic Christian discipleship

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Sixth Sunday of Easter/May 22 Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalm 67:2-3,4,5,8; Revelation 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29 Americans highly value convenience. When companies retool their products and services, they hope to make things more convenient for their customers. The website I use to book golf tee times has recently been reworked and to […]

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Disciples are called to love even tyrants and those who are the least like Jesus

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin  Fourth Sunday of Easter/May 8 Acts 13:14,43-52; Psalm 100:1-2,3,5; Revelation 7:9,14b-17; John 10:27-30 This week’s very succinct Gospel from St. John offers a helpful insight into discipleship. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall […]

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Disciples cannot be cynics, must trust

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy) / April 24 Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19; John 20:19-31 Alternative History refers to a type of speculative fiction that asks what if a given historic event had played out differently. What if the encounter between St. Thomas the Apostle […]

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Scenes from Passion account move from conflict to consolation — and hope

Father R. Michael Schaab

Living the Word/By Father R. Michael Schaab Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion/April 10 (At the procession with palms) Luke 19:28-40 (At the Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14 — 23:56 This Sunday’s passage from Luke’s Gospel records the last two days of the earthly life of Jesus. The account of the Passion can be […]

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