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Of Wheat and Weeds: Pope Francis’ Prayer for Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in American Politics, Current Events, Pope Francis, War | 0 comments

The Islamic State group referred to in the media as ISIS has seized Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, and given a death sentence to any Christians who do not convert, pay a special tax, or leave town. Unspeakable...

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Happiness, Pursued and Pursuing: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

I Kings 3:5, 7—12 Psalm 119 Romans 8:28—30 Matthew 13:44—52 This week’s lectionary readings nicely encapsulate the drama of human desire and the Christian understanding of how that desire might ultimately be...

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Can justice be merciful and still be just?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Lectionary | 2 comments

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16;...

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Crisis on the Border: The Global Refugee Crisis Comes to America

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Current Events | 3 comments

El Salvador. Honduras. Guatemala. Three countries in Central America with...

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After Hobby Lobby: Persistent Confusion about the Nature of Religious Belief

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Current Events | 9 comments

In the wake of Hobby Lobby, the attacks on religious belief in the public...

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

IS 55:10-11 PS 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 ROM 8:18-23 MT 13:1-23 Creation groans....

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Religious colleges undermine higher education! What?!?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

Religious colleges “systematically undermine the most fundamental purposes of...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Zechariah 9:9-10 Psalm 145 Romans 8:9, 11-13 Matthew 11:25-30 Having come off...

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