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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – July 24, 2016 The biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, home to Abraham’s nephew Lot, were full of sin. Israelite tradition is unanimous in ascribing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to the wickedness of these cities, but tradition varies in regard to the nature of this ...read more
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – June 12, 2016 Throughout the Gospels, Jesus dines with sinners and takes the opportunity to teach some very important lessons about discipleship and holiness. As with so many things he did, Jesus’ befriending such types of people and eating with them angered his opponents, especially the religious ...read more
So far, in part 1 and part 2  we’ve looked at sin and why we need the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There are two Sacraments that can be received every day: The Eucharist and Reconciliation. The Church doesn’t say we have to go to Confession all the time but the Catechism of the Catholic Church says ...read more
Last Sunday was the Feast of the Triumph or Exaltation of the Cross. For the last two Sundays on the S+L Blog, we’ve been looking at why we exalt the cross, an instrument of death. We saw that Jesus died to destroy death forever, so we don’t have to be under the power of death anymore. ...read more
Since I have started to take my Catholic faith seriously, there are two things that stand out the strongest in my spiritual journey: the experience of sin and the experience of mercy. Something that has always perplexed me about the lives of the Saints is that they were always convinced of their own misery and ...read more
It’s time to strap on your work boots and head out to the woods for a bit of spiritual work. Conveniently you can make the trek sitting in the comfort of your home — just tune into this month’s edition of Lectio Divina. Trees and forests pop up in the Scripture passage the Archbishop meditates ...read more