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To Be His Servant

Weekly Reflections
One evening, while teaching a group of college students, I explored an idea set forth by the 18th-century Scottish philosopher, Adam Smith. In his Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of…
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His Voice

Weekly Reflections
This is a refrain repeated several times in the recitation of Psalm 95: “If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” Today, our Church desires to have us focus…
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Spiritual TuneUps

Weekly Reflections
On the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Christ gathers us for a “spiritual tune-up.” The Body of Christ, the only reality on which we should focus, is a very…
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Our Promises

Weekly Reflections
Listen to this courageous promise made by the Israelites: “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord for the service of other gods.” (Joshua 24:14) That is just grand. However,…
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Squares

Weekly Reflections
One of my seminary professors began each class by reading verses 9-13 from St. John’s Gospel: “The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was…
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Assumption of Mary

Weekly Reflections
Today’s feast of the Assumption is rooted into the most extraordinary event in the history of this world: the Resurrection of Christ from the tomb before his bruised and disfigured body could…
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Our Future

Weekly Reflections
Chances are that we, ordinary people, can still list our successes, because they are limited in number. But even in their limited number they can give us some reassurance that the…
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His Very Self

Weekly Reflections
The scripture readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ focus on covenants. In the Book of Exodus (24:3-8), at Mt. Sinai, Moses sprinkled blood…
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Pentecost Dreams

Weekly Reflections
On Pentecost Sunday, we are invited to stop and impress upon ourselves how every single aspect of our life, at all levels, from the biological to the supernatural, is brought…
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