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Author: Joan McKamey

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” This line from the prophet Isaiah is echoed by John the Baptist in Sunday’s Gospel. It also sums up our […]
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Invite the children in your classroom and home to pray along with Pope Francis and others in the universal Church for Pope Francis’ monthly prayer intention. In December, he asks […]
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There are many times in our lives as Christians that we’re called to be countercultural. One of those times occurs as the season of Advent begins. Our countercultural challenge is […]
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Are you a sheep or a goat? Let me rephrase that: Is Christ really your King? That’s a question we should ask ourselves with regularity. The Church honors Christ as […]
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We regret the need to run this Blessing in Times of Trouble so often, but the recent natural disasters and horrific human actions in our world give us reason to […]
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The tagline for the First World Day of the Poor (November 19) is “Love not in word but in deed.” I think it’s assumed we’re to read it as “Love […]
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I have just returned from a wonderful pilgrimage in Ireland. While traveling, our group visited Northern Ireland as well as sites in the Republic of Ireland. We learned a lot […]
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National Bible Week in the United States is November 12–18. For those using the Gospel Weeklies, every week is Bible week! On Friday, November 17, we mark the 52nd anniversary […]
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National Vocation Awareness Week in the United States begins on Sunday, November 5. The first vocation of all Christians is to love. We are each also called to a specific […]
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Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, didn’t set out to break from the Church. Yet his expression of concerns about the selling of indulgences was the spark that ignited the Protestant […]
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