Category Archives: Scripture

In Between

Fr Francis X. Clooney has a thoughtful essay at America‘s blog. Living in and serving an academic community, I can certainly relate. Our students had their finals last week, and with summer term beginning tomorrow, the city and campus have … Continue reading

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No Dread, No Fear

At a job interview last month, one of the committee asked me for one-word answers to two final questions. What can you offer us, he asked. The other question was, “What can we offer you?” I don’t know what put … Continue reading

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Open Friday, Especially for Atheists

I’m not a fan of 100-comment threads. First, if it weren’t for Dick and Max, I’d never get them. And two, they are a bother to keep up with on other people’s sites. I thought I’d start a fresh thread … Continue reading

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Mercy, Upcoming

Check the readings for this coming Sunday. Do they inspire the quality of mercy, as the second Easter Sunday has been subtitled? Saint Luke reminds us of the early Christian community, “There was no needy person among them.” Is our … Continue reading

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Blessed Easter To All!

Practice for that song in heaven, and be ready when you hear that animator announce: Praise our God, all you his servants,*and all who fear him, small and great.’ (Rev 19:5) Saint John testifies that he experienced “the voice of … Continue reading

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Take the 69th

If we did not have Psalm 22 or 31, what would Christians sing on Good Friday? Perhaps Psalm 69. Is the savior consumed by anger, as is hinted in John 2:13ff, or is he consumed as in spent, emptied, and … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 53:4-6

The longer version of this reading, verses 1 through 12, is given at number 117 in the Rite of Penance, a long middle section of the ritual book with many, many options for readings. You might recognize the passage as … Continue reading

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