Category Archives: Scripture

Scriptures For Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying

The wedding and funeral readings remain the most visited links on this site, long after friends and foils have abandoned me for facebook, other blogs, and even real life. Ages ago (it seems) I blogged extensively on the Pastoral Care … Continue reading

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Too Many Readings?

Every so often, I encounter a person who finds themselves overwhelmed with the number of choices for a Bible reading. Especially for a wedding or a funeral. With a wedding, a couple has some weeks or months to decide. They … Continue reading

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Saint Paul on Easter

The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since … Continue reading

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Confidence

Confidence: not a word one might first associate with Good Friday. But in today’s reading from Hebrews the word stood out for me, and seemed worthy of reflection: So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy … Continue reading

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Liturgy of the Word for the New Marian Memorial

With word of Pope Francis authorizing a liturgical observance, a memorial, for Mary, Mother of the Church, some liturgical texts here, as yet untranslated from Latin: Reading: Genesis 3:9-15, 20 (enmity between Eve and the snake) Psalm: 87:1-2, 3+5, 6-7 … Continue reading

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Job In Anguish

I read the book of Job when I was in 8th grade. I have few memories of it. Perhaps my assessment as an adolescent was one chapter of ills, one of patience, and forty at a pity-party. These days, I … Continue reading

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Lament in the Psalms

As I’ve prepared my summer bible study for the parish, I’ve been watching the Lectionary psalms with new eyes. This coming weekend’s for example, here. As I was rehearsing with one of my psalmists this afternoon, a bible study participant, … Continue reading

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