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First Sunday of Lent

Desert Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 Alvaro Enciso is an artist. He’s is also a self-described reluctant activist. One day he saw a map of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. It was covered with red...

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sirach 27:4-7; Psalm 92; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45 Last year the Italian tree conservation association Patriarchi della Natura presented some rare gifts to the Vatican Gardens:  several types of endangered native...

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Path 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38 A boy came home after school with a note informing his parents that he had been suspended from school for three days.  When his mother asked him what...

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daisy Jeremiah 17:5-8; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26 You’ve probably heard of the saying, “Bloom where you are planted.”  It suggests that we should make the most of our circumstances.  But...