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Lasting Joy

Weekly Reflections
The most common word found in birthday cards is “special.” Happy Birthday to a special girl, a special boy, a special (fill in the blank). It is up to the…
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Epiphany

Weekly Reflections
Even though the Epiphany of the Lord is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, it is one of the hardest ones to understand. As soon as we hear…
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Glory to God

Weekly Reflections
Undeniably there is magic in the air tonight. Even those who would have reasons to be pensive and worn out find a new spiritual energy inside that prompts them to…
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This Holy Season

Weekly Reflections
What St. Paul (Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11) encourages us to reflect upon could be a wonderful way of capitalizing on the holy season of Advent and it could be also a…
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Our King

Weekly Reflections
A friend once told me of being invited to the White House. As part of a group that would have an audience with the president, his invitation also included specific…
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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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