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Culture, “News” and the Unmentionable

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

What is unmentionable in a society tells you a lot about the moral character of a society. During the Second World War, British...

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Who is the protagonist of your life?—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

When I was a kid I used to imagine that there was an omniscient author somewhere narrating the events in my life in an enormous novel. I...

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Chosen Identity vs. Identity as Chosen—29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Lectionary | 2 comments

Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Psalm 96 I Thessalonians 1:1-5 Matthew 22:15-21 One of the greatest challenges I have encountered teaching American...

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The Logic of Reciprocity and The Logic of Love—25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Isaiah 55:6—9; Psalm 145; Philippians 1:20—24, 27; Matthew 20:1—16 Is the God of Jesus Christ a God of justice? Justice is certainly a...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time—Authority, Truth and Love

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Isaiah 22:19-23 Psalm 138 Romans 11:33-36 Matthew 16:13-20 One could quite easily take a triumphalistic and institutional approach to this...

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