Monthly Archives: December 2016

The 365 gifts of a new year

The song, “Mary Did You Know?”, led to a discussion after Eucharist on Christmas Eve.  What did Mary really know?  Those of us in discussion believe that Mary knew a general “outline” of what was going to happen and who … Continue reading

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“With Child”

As foretold by the Prophet Isaiah [7:1014], the “virgin shall conceive and bear a son,” . . . as a sign that God is present and attentive.  The Gospel [Matthew 1:18-24] proclaims the news — carried by an angel — … Continue reading

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A smaller church? Likely. A holier church? Depends on who is the judge!

I am going to reflect on repentance — and on what it means to repent.  But first …. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia gave a presentation on October 20, 2016 at Notre Dame University.  I read the entire six page … Continue reading

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