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Everyday Sacraments

Hearing the pop of opening a can of soda

The Messiah born in a manger

Taking a shower after a long day of work

Christ is baptized and filled with power… 100 more words


Third Sunday of Year A [Mt 4:12–23]

If you go to S. Paul’s Cathedral in London or the Chapel of Keble College, Oxford, you can see one of the most popular and reproduced works of Religious Art in the world: Holman Hunt’s painting, The Light of the World. 830 more words

River of Repentance

1 Samuel 7:3, 6a
“And Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, ‘If you are returning to the Lord with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the Lord and serve him only…’  When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the Lord.  216 more words


Why was it Necessary for Jesus to be Baptized?

Matthew 3:13-17

Jesus tells John that his baptism is necessary to fulfill all righteousness. But what does Jesus mean by all righteousness? In the Bible, righteousness is all about setting things right—that is, fixing something that is broken. 986 more words


Baptism and Resistance - Patrick Freund (Candidate for Ordained Ministry, ELCA)

It is safe to say that the election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the entire  United States. He campaigned to build a wall between the United States and Mexico (that Mexico will pay for), to limit immigration from Muslim countries, and has vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – legislation that has allowed millions of people in the US to have medical insurance. 1,496 more words


"Churching" — Maybe it's time this celebration of motherhood was renewed

“Long ago,” when I was an altar boy, oftentimes a woman would come up to me (or whoever was serving) before Mass and ask us to tell Father she wanted to be… 512 more words

Catholic Church

Something Worth Boasting About

By Ross Engel

As it exists in my memory, the 1980s were a decade of excess. When I think back to the popular movies of the time, those excesses were paraded before my young eyes. 1,011 more words

Living Word