Category Archives: Scripture

Displays

A number of years ago when Ten Commandment fights were¬†de rigeur, a group in my parish wanted to fund a display similar to this one. I didn’t feel like I had a stake in the discussion, but I did wonder … Continue reading

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9/11 on 17

Now and then, I post on 9/11. About it, rather. This from seven years ago. Pope Benedict and Psalm 3: hard to find better than that. Certainly an improvement over which president disrespected the observance and how. Loved ones of … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: John 6:35-40

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. In its rites for Pastoral Care, the Catholic church offers no less … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 93

Well over seven years ago, we blogged on section 347 of the Order of Christian Funerals (OCF). A whole passel of texts sit there outside the Lectionary proper, which, according to the Church, may be “chosen for use in various … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23

At Mass this past weekend, the first reading stood out for me. At funerals, I think most people don’t absorb the entire passage being read. Even if it’s read well. Most often a key phrase might stick in the mind. … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Wisdom 9:9-11

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. The Bible has given solace and meaning to those burdened by illness … Continue reading

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The Visit

  One of the more intriguing depictions of today’s feast is here by the American-born artist Brigid Marlin. Most parishes will probably stop at the first reading from Zechariah and not consider the option from Saint Paul, which reads in … Continue reading

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