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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, July 23, 2017
July 23, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A. Readings:      1) Wisdom 12:13, 16-19      Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16      2) Romans 8:26-27      Gospel: Matthew 13:24-33   By Sharon K. Perkins Catholic News … Continue reading

John C. Quinn tended to the ‘least of these’ in U.S. newsrooms
WASHINGTON (CNS) – I’m convinced that around the country, and perhaps the world, there are many letters similar to the one I received in the mail some 18 years ago. It was written by hand and it ended with a … Continue reading

Some cheese with your ‘whine’: Pope ‘establishes’ complaint-free zone
By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis left a not-so-subtle message outside his office in the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence: anyone who is thinking of making a fuss, leave your whining at the door. … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, July 16, 2017
  July 16, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Isaiah 55:10-11       Psalm 65:10-14       2) Romans 8:18-23       Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service It seems as though every time … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, July 9, 2017
The Scriptures this weekend contain a familiar, but difficult text. “Take my yoke upon you,” Jesus says. “For my yoke is easy and my burden light.” Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, July 2, 2017
July 2, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A. Readings:       1) 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a       Psalm 89:2-3, 16-19       2) Romans 6:3-4, 8-11       Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42   By Beverly Corzine Catholic News Service One winter morning I awoke … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, June 25, 2017
June 25, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time        Cycle A. Readings       1) Jeremiah 20:10-13       Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35       2) Romans 5:12-15       Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33   By Beverly Corzine Catholic News Service By mid-June, school vacation … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, June 18, 2017
  June 18, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a       Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20       2) 1 Corinthians 10:16-17       Gospel: John 6:51-58   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, June 11, 2017
June 11, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9       Psalm: Daniel 3:52-56       2) 2 Corinthians 13:11-13       Gospel: John 3:16-18   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service Years ago I … Continue reading

Guest column: How are your technological ‘practices’ affecting your memory and imagination?
By Brett Robinson Catholic News Service As a father of four, I am familiar with practice. There’s hockey practice, piano practice and lots of practicing patience. My kids are learning what a C-sharp sounds like and how to track the … Continue reading