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Jesus: Shepherd or Lamb?

Weekly Reflections
Today’s Gospel passage for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is rather short and, thus, it needs some supporting information to make it adequately relevant to our spiritual life. Jesus introduces…
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Fruit We Desire

Weekly Reflections
Tragedies and calamities, due to natural causes or human cruelty, should not be seen by believers as punishment from God but as wakeup calls to be always intent on doing…
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100 Years

Weekly Reflections
St. Clement of Rome is in the process of putting together a book to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the church. To help with the costs we are selling ads that…
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Lenten Resolve

Weekly Reflections
Most kids, like me, who attended public schools grew up with a secularized version of Lent. Lent is a time when we are called to reduce our focus on the…
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Humble Discipleship

Weekly Reflections
In the Gospel passage for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, why does Jesus describe flaws of some teachers as being attitudes that their pupils, in all ages, must avoid…
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Two Choices

Weekly Reflections
On this Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the reoccurring adjectives in our first reading are “blessed” and its opposite: “cursed.” (cf. Jeremiah 17:5-8) The Bible teaches us that, ultimately, all…
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The Word

Weekly Reflections
We are swamped with words: some are poisonous like gossip; some are devastating like slander; others are unsettling like rumors or criticism. Most of them, though, are hollow, empty, meaningless. They…
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True Freedom

Weekly Reflections
The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time are about freedom. From the first reading (Neh 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10) we gather that, after returning from exile, for the first time,…
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