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Author: Joan McKamey

At the recent World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Pope Francis called on families to “become a source of encouragement for others.” Bayard, Inc. wants to support families by developing […]
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Siempre me ha gustado esta frase del Papa Pablo VI: “el hombre contemporáneo escucha más a gusto a los testigos que a los maestros o si escucha a los maestros […]
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In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus is challenged by Pharisees who are more concerned about the letter of the law than the spirit of the law. Much like the Pharisees, we can […]
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At the very end of Sunday’s Gospel, after other disciples have left Jesus because his teachings are difficult, Jesus turns to the Twelve and asks, “Do you also want to […]
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After Mass one recent Sunday, a Baptist who sometimes sings with our parish choir said, “There are no denominations in Heaven.” I expect he’s correct. The Catholic friend who had […]
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The pastor of the parish where I first taught was a wise and kind man named Father Ray. In the Invitation to Communion, Father Ray would insert the words, “This […]
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This Sunday, August 5th, is my brother Mark’s birthday. I have three brothers and four sisters, so there’s often a birthday of a sibling, in-law, niece, or nephew to remember. […]
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Five loaves and two fish. It wasn’t anywhere close to enough food to feed a crowd of thousands, yet everyone got their fill. Plus, there were 12 wicker baskets of […]
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Even these “lazy days” of summer can be busy and draining. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus acknowledges our human need for rest and models both compassion and self-sacrifice. While on a […]
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If you tend to overpack and are preparing for a trip, seek some counsel from Jesus’ instruction to the Apostles as he sent them out two by two. They were […]
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