Jesus offers Gospel challenge: “Who is my neighbor?”

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 11 Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Psalm 69:14,17,30-31,33-34,36,37; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37; Luke 10:25-37 Yet again, Jesus is the great storyteller in today’s Gospel. When met by the young man who is intent on following God but knows only how to understand that call in the […]

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Standing up for Christ requires words tempered by love

By: By Sharon Perkins EDITOR’S NOTE: Father Dominic Garramone’s computer crashed earlier this week, taking with it the Scripture column he had written for this issue of The Catholic Post. To help him out, we offer the following column from Catholic News Service called “Word to Life,” which is produced in cooperation with the North […]

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Faith in Christ, rather than our actions, is what justifies

By: By Father Dominic Garramone, OSB Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 132 Samuel 12:7-10,13; Psalm 32:1-2,5,7,11; Galatians 2:16,19-21; Luke 7:36 — 8:3 Anyone who reads the letters of Paul will notice that he has a thing about justification. He writes about it constantly, and explains and defends his views repeatedly, vehemently even. But he […]

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Readings invite us to enter into mystery of Trinity

By: By Father Doug Grandon Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 30Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-5,6-7,8-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 The Catechism of the Catholic Church declares that the Most Holy Trinity is a mystery “inaccessible to reason alone” (237). Thus, every attempt to explain the Trinity falls well short of the mark. Even the […]

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Our neighbors are waiting for a message that provides hope

The Ascension of the Lord, May 16Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47:2-3,6-7, 8-9; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-29; 10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53 In 2009, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) had 51,736 missionaries, serving in 344 missions throughout the world. In 2009, these missionaries, most in their teens and early 20s (supported by their […]

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Called to love and care for others in resurrection hope

By: By Barbara Roedel Third Sunday of Easter, April 11 Acts 5:27-32,40b-41; Psalm 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 I love breakfast. It’s probably my favorite meal of the day. The Gospel rarely speaks of breakfast, but today it does. Imagine the scene. The disciples have been fishing all night. They come in tired and empty-handed. […]

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At Easter we celebrate ‘crowning truth of faith in Christ’

By: By Sharon Priester Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord, April 4Acts 10:34a,27-43; Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9 or Luke 24:1-12 or (at an afternoon or evening Mass) Luke 24:13-35 It’s Easter Sunday — the resurrection of Christ. In his Easter address in 2008, Pope Benedict said the resurrection […]

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Lent abounds with opportunities for new life

By: Sharon Priester Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 21Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11 As I reflected on the last two Sundays of Lent, four words came to mind: repentance, forgiveness, compassion, mercy. On the third Sunday of Lent, we heard Jesus warning the people that if they didn’t repent, they would perish. […]

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What is God trying to cultivate in us this Lent?

By: Sharon PriesterHeadline: What is God trying to cultivate in us this Lent so we bear fruit? Third Sunday of Lent, March 7Exodus 3:1-8a,13-15; Psalm 103:1-2,3-4,6-7,8,11; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9 Two-and-a-half weeks ago we were marked with ashes in the sign of the cross and may have heard the words, “Turn away from sin […]

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