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Apr 26, 2023

Jesus is the Good Shepherd because he leads us to green and verdant pastures where the food is ample and of the best quality.  He wants us to thrive, not survive, so that the world might be able to see where abundant life is to be found.

Apr 21, 2023

6 minute Podcast by Dr. Italy showing the connection between Easter, the resurrection, and the Eucharist through an examination of the road to Emmaus story from Luke 24.

Apr 15, 2023

Divine Mercy Sunday or the Octave of Easter presents us with one of the most famous of gospel stories -- the story of Doubting Thomas. But it shows us how and when the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, aka "confession," was instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ -- and why.

Apr 14, 2023

When people think of Lent, they most often associate it with what they are going to "give up."  Though fasting is a pillar of Lenten penance, so is prayer and what is most often referred to as Almsgiving.  But almsgiving strongly suggests giving money.  Though lack of money is sometimes the cause of people's suffering,...

Apr 11, 2023

Easter is not a day but a season of 50 days.   The octave - eight days of high celebration beginning on Easter Sunday - is followed by 42 more days of rejoicing concluding on Pentecost.  Here are some ideas for a fruitful celebration of the joy of Eastertide during this extraordinary time while Churches are closed due...