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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...

Third Sunday of Advent

Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 John and Stella Chhan came to the United States many years ago.  They were refugees from Cambodia, where the tyrant Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge regime had murdered thousands...

Second Sunday in Advent

Baruch 5:1-9; Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6 Not long ago, I found myself sitting in a traffic jam.  One or two of the traffic lanes was closed due to construction.  Like other drivers, I was frustrated.  But...