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FROM OUR EDITORS—September 26, 2021 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. During the month of October, the Catholic Church in the United […]
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When Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem after Passover, we are told his parents found him “in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking […]
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When modern readers read the account of the Finding of Jesus in the Temple in Luke 2:41–52, most tend to think, “How could responsible parents lose their kid like that? […]
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If you were to ask people what we know about the death of Joseph, odds are that they would say he died in the presence of Jesus and Mary at […]
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One of the most important things we are told about Joseph was that he was a “just man.” That didn’t mean he was honest only in his business dealings; it […]
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After Mary, Joseph, and Jesus returned to Israel from Egypt, they integrated back into their ordinary society. We literally know nothing about what they are doing at the time, but […]
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As is so often the case in Joseph’s life, he gets supernatural instruction when a decision must be made. After an indefinite period of time in Egypt, he was instructed […]
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. Luke 1:39–56 This week’s Gospel reflection is taken from Pope Francis’s Angelus message on August 15, 2015. Today’s page of the Gospel […]
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For the English version, click here. Lucas 1, 39–56 This week’s Gospel reflection is taken from Pope Francis’s Angelus message on August 15, 2015. Today’s page of the Gospel (Luke […]
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One of the frustrating things about the Gospel accounts of the early days of Jesus’ life is trying to pin the events on a historical timeline. As we’ve discussed before, […]
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