To love is to serve

Mary McGlone

Today’s selection from Wisdom sounds like a playground war: “Get him! He thinks he’s too smart! Goody two-shoes, just you wait and see ...

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Defined by suffering

Patricia Datchuck Sánchez

If you have watched reruns of the TV series "M*A*S*H," you might remember the scenes where the medical staff performs triage each time a hel ...

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Away from the crowd

Patricia Datchuck Sánchez

Today's first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel from Mark are excellent examples of the effectiveness of God's word to realize what it anno ...

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To experience is to know

Mary McGlone

"This saying is hard! Who can accept it?" That's the first-century public reaction to what Jesus was teaching in the Bread of Life discourse ...

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It’s all about communion

Mary McGlone

Today's first reading sounds like a description of a feast of fools. Who would brag that they were singled out to receive a special invitati ...

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Look beyond

Patricia Datchuck Sánchez

Bread of life is the theme that dominates four Sundays this month, and it actually began last month (July 26) with the sign of the multiplic ...

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God provides

Mary McGlone

Today we remember the most famous picnic in religious history. How many people were there? Some say 5,000. Did that include women and childr ...

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Job or vocation

Patricia Datchuck Sánchez

Think about your life 20, 40, 50 or even 60 years ago. What were your plans? What did you envision for your future? What did you hope to be ...

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Led beyond fear

Mary McGlone

Mark sets a nearly breathless stage for this Gospel incident. Jesus and the disciples had weathered a great storm, then Jesus cured a demoni ...

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