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The Sign of Peace – part 2

The Sign of Peace – part 2

Sarah Garone, November 2018, originally appearing on the Busted Halo website A few weeks ago, I showed up to Mass with a heavy heart.  Though I try not to follow the news too closely (for the sake of my mental health), I couldn’t help but notice the acrimonious...
It’s About Hospitality

It’s About Hospitality

In this book Passion for Pilgrimage: Meditations on the Easter Mystery, Episcopal priest and dean emeritus of San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral Alan Jones reflects on the practice of Gospel-centered hospitality: “Hospitality is a sign of the Resurrection, a sign of new...
The New and the Old

The New and the Old

Jesus asks us in today’s Gospel if we “understand all these things.”  Do we understand Jesus’ interpretation of the Parable of the Weeds growing among Wheat and the Parable of the Net that collects fish of every kind?  Jesus teaches us that there will be a judgement...
Having a bad day

Having a bad day

In today’s first reading, Jeremiah is having a bad day – maybe a bad year. He is at the end of his rope in dealing with the people of Judah and Jerusalem in his role of prophet. Jeremiah was not a flash-in-the-pan prophet who showed up like Jonah in Nineveh and...
Weeds and Wheat

Weeds and Wheat

In today’s Gospel Jesus explains the Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat.  In this parable Jesus gives us his vision of what the church is or what it should be.  While eventually the weeds are separated from the wheat that does not happen until the “end of the age.” ...

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