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Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 Over the past few weeks, our world has witnessed several terrible tragedies:  The crash of an airplane in Ethiopia that killed 157 people; A terrorist...

2nd Sunday of Lent

Homily for March 17, 2019 (2nd Sunday of Lent) Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28b-36 St. John of the Cross wrote that “If a man wishes to be sure of the road he is traveling on, then he must close...

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...