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December 21: O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death (Christian Prayer, 130). In a way similar to the “O Antiphon” from December 17th (O Wisdom), today’s “O Antiphon” ha...
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Prophets and Profits: Fulfilling our Baptismal Responsibilities in Business

“And you, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High...” Benedictus (Lk 1:76) “It’s not personal, it’s just business,” a common phrase spewed by many a savvy business manager to justify uncomfortable or otherwise unjustifiable yet...
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Co-Responsible for the Mission of the Church

This month, Pope Francis invites us to pray with him that the laity, particularly women, embrace our baptismal responsibility for the mission of the Church. Notice please he does not ask us to “collaborate” with the hierarchy, which is not to di...
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Transfigured on the Mountain

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord: 8-6-17 Peace be with You, Today, as we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration, we come to a high point on the Church’s liturgical calendar.  This is a celebration which is fixed on the Church calend...
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Hearing to See

Fourth Sunday of Lent: 3-26-17 Peace be with You, We have come to Laetare Sunday, the name traditionally given to the fourth Sunday of the Lenten Season.   “Laetare” is the singular imperative form of the Latin word “laetare,” meaning “to rejoi...
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Transforming the World as Salt and Light

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: 2-5-17 Peace be with You, Two weekends ago we found Jesus beginning his public ministry.  By noting his methodology we found that the work he has come to accomplish is essentially a work of re-unification; symboli...
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The Coming of God’s Glory

Second Sunday of Advent: 12-4-16 Peace be with You, Last weekend, as we began the season of Advent, we saw that in order for us to be truly ready to welcome our Savior, we must prepare ourselves for his coming by living in a manner which dispos...
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