Daily Archives: 30 March 2020

OCM 71, 202-204: Eucharistic Prayer

If the wedding is at Mass, there is a directive in the rite for the priest: 71. A commmemoration of the husband and wife in the Eucharistic prayer is made with a formula provided in nos 202-204. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: 1 Kings 19:1-8

One reading for the care of people who are sick and dying is a favorite Old Testament story. It comes after Elijah inflicted a humiliating defeat on the prophets of Baal, much to the dismay of the evil queen Jezebel. … Continue reading

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Post-Pandemic Loyalty

I can understand the impulse to support local business as much as possible during the pandemic. As I was reading stories of worker laments this morning–things a bit beyond the expected furloughs–it got me thinking. On some fronts, it won’t … Continue reading

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Susanna’s Day

The fifth Monday in Lent is a favorite day of mine. I remember fifty years ago when I first heard the story of Susanna at daily Mass. It thrilled me then and still gets a goosebump out of me today. … Continue reading

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Querida Amazonia 64-65: On Message With The Kerygma

In his post-synodal exhortation Pope Francis asks if we are on message. Speaking about the “poor and the abandoned,” he states … They have a right to hear the Gospel, and above all that first proclamation, the kerygma, which is … Continue reading

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Donating During Exile

Before the alarm went off this morning, I got a buzz on my bedside phone. It was from Bloodworks. Were they cancelling? I was actually hoping to be able to donate today, and not just an excuse to get out … Continue reading

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