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Obama on Easter

Excerpted from Obama’s address to the Second Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast: “I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason -– because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection — something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus […]

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Our Barabbas Moments

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, one of the most beautiful Masses of the year. I’ve mentioned before how amazing the music of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter is, and didn’t even mention in that earlier post some of the better hymns (like St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s devastating O Sacred Head Surrounded). But the Scriptural readings […]

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The Sign of Jonah

Wednesday, the Gospel at Mass was from Luke 11:29-32, in which Jesus speaks of the cryptic “Sign of Jonah”: While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign […]

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The Glory of the Lord, and the Strange Gifts of the Magi

It’s two days after Latin-Rite Catholics celebrated Epiphany Sunday, and two days before Eastern-Rite Catholics celebrate Epiphany (they celebrate it on the Twelfth Day of Christmas, while we move the feast to Sunday), so it seems fitting to have a post celebrating it right here in the middle. The Epiphany celebrates the Magi’s arrival, coming […]

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