Category Archives: Scripture

The Physician

My morning lectio continued to take me through Sirach, a book which has been partly fruitful, partly routine. I was struck by a section in chapter 38 today: My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 73

Saint Augustine did not number the 73rd among his seven penitential psalms.* But if he had, it wouldn’t have been a poor choice. If you were using this psalm in a reconciliation liturgy, he given antiphon for this psalm is … Continue reading

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On Psalm 92

In this Sunday’s Lectionary, we get a portion of Psalm 92, which has always been a favorite of mine. The people who put together the Liturgy of the Hours liked it; this psalm appears every other Saturday at Morning Prayer–not … Continue reading

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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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