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Author: Joan McKamey

Pope Francis invites us to join him on Friday, February 23 to observe a Day of Prayer and Fasting for peace in war-torn countries, particularly South Sudan and the Democratic […]
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“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” These are God the Father’s words about Jesus at the Transfiguration. God speaks in the imperative, making his words a command. Do […]
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  Find Lenten activities at the end of this reflection. Find Lessons for RCIA Scrutinies here. This Sunday’s Gospel begins with “The Spirit drove Jesus into the desert.” I find […]
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As we approach the beginning of Lent, reflecting on this Sunday’s Gospel about the leper who wishes to be made clean is good preparation for us. We may ask ourselves: […]
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The Gospel of Mark portrays Jesus as a man of action, a man on the move. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus has left the synagogue where he had taught and […]
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January 28—February 3 is Catholic Schools Week in the US. The theme of this week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Celebrate what makes your Catholic school special and […]
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Sunday’s Gospel tells us that Jesus taught with “authority.” You may be thinking, “Well, of course, Jesus is God, so he would teach with authority.” While we’re not fully human […]
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With the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision (1/22/1973) that led to the legalization of abortion in the United States, Catholics gather every January to pray for the unborn […]
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Responding to the sin of racism is part of the call of every Christian. It’s based in Jesus’ Great Commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your […]
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January is Poverty Awareness Month. While we may feel the pinch of January credit card bills for our Christmas shopping, most of us have little real idea of being poor. […]
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