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Nov 30, 2023

The Season of Advent provides us a rich selection of Scriptures from both New and Old Testaments.  One recurring theme of many of these readings is that it is now time to rouse ourselves from sleep and become much more spiritually awake and alert.

Nov 24, 2023

The Feast of Christ the King reminds us that Jesus will judge the living and the dead.  Matthew 25 hints that the pious, decent folk may be in for a surprise . . . sins of omission, failing to love, may figure more prominently in the last judgment that we may think.

Nov 18, 2023

The Proverbs 31 woman and Jesus’s parable of the talents proves that bold initiative, not timid passivity, is what true faith is all about.  If we are to bear abundant fruit, our faith must be seasoned with boldness.

I’ve seen it time and time again. Someone decides to seek a better paying job, or pursue...

Nov 15, 2023

In this episode from the Sonrise Morning Show, Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Holy Land tour leader, describes what it is like to sail on the Sea of Galilee and to look down upon it from the mountains and hills upon which Jesus prayed.  Surprising details about this body of water, also known as the Lake of Genessaret, that...

Nov 10, 2023

The parable of the foolish virgins who let the oil in their lamps run out recalls the recurring nightmare that so many experience, of being caught totally unprepared for a test or presentation.  For the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A.