Category Archives: Scripture

Mercy and What? Envy?

Father Dwight Longenecker is a staple at Patheos and here and there on the right-leaning internet. I noticed today that Crux reprinted his essay from Crisis earlier this week. When I visit his site occasionally, Fr Longenecker strikes me as … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 1:10-18

The prophet Isaiah is known for his gentle passages, perhaps due to the lovely settings found in so much classical music as well as contemporary liturgical compositions. But remember, this is the same guy who had his lips cauterized in … Continue reading

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Praying With the Synod: Psalm 128:1-4

I had it in mind to post daily some suggestion on the synod in Rome convening this week and next. I missed yesterday. I suppose we can read the pope’s homilies and statements for the opening of the meeting. Y’all … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 5:1-7

Jesus taught in parables, but he wasn’t the only one. Maybe the prophet Isaiah had an actual friend. But that was so long ago, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that God cares, but according to the prophet, he has … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Teach?

One thing all Catholics agree on is that Jesus sets a pretty high standard. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain says the pope cannot change the Church’s “teaching” because Jesus established it. But what did Jesus actually establish, and did … Continue reading

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More Elder Siblings

If you think Jesus is preaching about economics in this past weekend’s Gospel reading, our associate pastor said during the homily, you have missed the point. Sunday’s cycle A reading for Ordinary #25 is delicious. The whole debate, discussion, foaming … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Genesis 4:1-15

I have never heard this passage from the early mythology of Genesis proclaimed and preached at a Reconciliation Liturgy. The tale of Cain and Abel is one of the saddest in the Bible. At least I find it so. In … Continue reading

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