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Reflections for Sunday, February 20, 2011
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Reflections for Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion (Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18; Psalm 103:1-4,8,10,12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48) In the first reading from Leviticus 19, the Lord commands us to: “Be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy.” He then provides some commands on how to be holy including: “You shall not bear hatred for your […]

Iraqi Christians: A Shared Faith, and its Duties
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Iraqi Christians: A Shared Faith, and its Duties

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Five years ago I received a letter from a former Special Forces officer and graduate of West Point—a career Army veteran—serving in Baghdad as a security adviser to Iraqi authorities. A Catholic himself, he wrote to me about the harassment and violence Iraqi Christians face as part of their daily routine.  He knew, as many […]

Church Has a Duty to Form the Human Heart in God’s Truth
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Church Has a Duty to Form the Human Heart in God’s Truth

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Over the past few years, as I’ve talked about Catholics and the obligations of citizenship, two quotations have always guided my thinking. The first is from the French writer Charles Péguy. Péguy once said that “Freedom is a system based on courage.” What he meant is this: We’re never truly “free” until we have the […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Holy Name Sunday
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Holy Name Sunday

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St. Oswald, Bishop
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St. Oswald, Bishop

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OSWALD was of a noble Saxon family, and was endowed with a very rare and beautiful form of body and with a singular piety of soul. He was brought up by his uncle, St. Odo, Archbishop of Canterbury, and was chosen, while still young, dean of the secular canons of Winchester, then very relaxed. His […]

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