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The Baptism of Our Lord

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-16. 21-22 If someone asked you, “Are you anointed?” how would you answer? Hopefully with a simple, “Yes, thank you.”  It may seem presumptuous or...

Solemnity—Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Nancy Gibbs, a veteran journalist and the first woman to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Time magazine, once remarked: We know what the birth of a revolution looks like: A...

Feast of the Holy Family

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52 When Pope Francis was in Philadelphia three years ago for the World Meeting of Families he noted: In families, there are difficulties. In families, we argue; in families,...

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Micah 5:1-4a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 An editorial in a recent edition of the Chicago Tribune was entitled: “A Coronary for Christmas?”  It cited a study in Sweden that showed that heart attacks on...