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Outrageous Mercy

There’s a saying in the study of the Bible that a text without context becomes a pretext. In other words, if you just pluck some words out of Scripture without understanding or referencing what surrounds them, you can make them … Continue reading

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We Are a Pilgrim People

How many of you are intrigued by your family history? Several years ago I became hooked on genealogy. When I was out of work I kept sane by researching my family history. Since then I have built a tree of … Continue reading

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Are You Wheat or Weed?

Today’s gospel reading relates parables Jesus told about the Kingdom of Heaven. When we say the Kingdom of Heaven, or the Kingdom of God, as you know we are not talking about where we go when we die. The Kingdom … Continue reading

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Love in Community

Do you know who Dorothy Day was? She was a radical socialist who became a Catholic; she always kept her passion for the poor and her distrust of authority throughout her life. She died in 1982. She was always betting … Continue reading

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Congratulations Fr. John Palmer on your Ordination to the Priesthood

Our own John Palmer was ordained as a priest by Archbishop José Gomez yesterday, May 31, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The entire event, more than two hours, is on video and can be viewed on your … Continue reading

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