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Archive for category Liturgical Spirituality

Abroad the Regal Banners Fly

Now shines the Cross’s mystery.

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

I give you a new commandment.

Judas Betrays Jesus

One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. On the first day […]

Mary Washes Jesus’ Feet

Heaven, Hell, Hallmark, Holy Week

Thanks in large part to the greeting card industry, everyone—in the manner of an Oprah give-away—passes immediately into eternal bliss. (“You get to go to heaven! And YOU go to heaven! And YOU …”).

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“Keep Death Before Your Eyes Daily”

It’s time to let go of chemo and its harshness. It’s time to say good-bye.

An April Litany

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved it is the power of God.

Is Religious Faith Being Supplanted by Secular Xenophobic Nationalism?

“The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.”

Liturgy Lines: Aspects of Lent

As we remember the sufferings of Jesus, we are led into the celebration of Christ’s victory over death and into the renewal of our commitment to the life of faith at the Easter sacraments.

Pope Francis on Lenten Fasting

Fast from words and be silent—so you can listen.