Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 21 (Year A) Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Psalm 66; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21

The Samaritans were depicted in a positive light throughout the New Testament, despite the tension and negative feelings between them and mainstream Jews.

An honest look at Dorothy Day’s remarkable life

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Dorothy Day is alleged to have said: “Don’t call me a saint; I don’t want to be dismissed that easily!”

Jesus sets the pattern for harmony with God

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 14 (Year A) Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12

Dissension and resentment in the Christian community is nothing new.

Imagine retiring to life as a holy beggar

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With the exception of scripture and a few Christian mystics, Christian spirituality, up to now, has been weak in presenting us with a vision for our retirement years.

The loneliest moment leads to a revelation

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One of the loneliest moments of my life happened on an Easter Sunday morning.

God’s authentic message brings peace, joy, new and abundant life

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 7 (Year A) Acts 2:14a, 36b-41; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10:1-10

The Spirit gives us the courage and strength to speak and act despite our fear.

All Christians share the bond of faith

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The heart has its reasons, says philosopher Blaise Pascal, and sometimes those reasons have a long history.

Violence in God’s name is never justified

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The 17th-century theologian and scientist Blaise Pascal once wrote: “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.”

We can all share in Jesus’ victory

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Third Sunday of Easter, April 30 (Year A) Acts 2:14, 22b-28; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35

Death could not hold Jesus. This was an important part of the first proclamation of the Risen Lord after the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Filled and emboldened with the Spirit, Peter recounted the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and he cast it as the fulfillment of ancient prophecy.

A new birth and living hope is offered to all

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Second Sunday of Easter, April 23 (Year A) Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

God’s power was revealed in the early Christian communities in dramatic ways. Why then and not now? How did they make it happen?

Resurrection is a reality on every level

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Believers and non-believers alike have been arguing about the Resurrection since the day Jesus rose.