Category Archives: Lectionary

Are You Wheat or Weed?

Today‚Äôs 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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A Tale of Two Philips

Philip appears today in both the first reading and in the Gospel. (See the Scripture readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter.) Were they two distinct individuals sharing the same name, or were they one and the same person? I … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Voice

When you think of Jesus, how do you picture him in your mind? There is no one standard depiction. Maybe the one you think of right away is Jesus crucified, since it is so often the focal point of our … Continue reading

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We Are All Blind

Have you ever seen “The Miracle Worker,” the 1962 movie about Hellen Keller? Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke got best actress and best supporting actress for their roles in this film. One of the most famous scenes in that movie … Continue reading

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