God only needs a little seed

Two weeks in a row now, the Gospel has ended with this haunting phrase, “Whoever has ears ought to hear.” So what are we supposed to hear? Each of the past two weeks we have heard a long and complicated parable in which our Lord explains what the Kingdom of Heaven is all about. Last […]

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Proclaim from the Housetops

Our Lord has given us a mandate: what we have heard here, whispered among believers, we are to go out and proclaim on the housetops, to announce to the world. This mandate is not just given to missionaries or priests; it is for everyone. Each one of us, baptized as sons and daughters of God, […]

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Hambre Espiritual

“Recuerda el camino que el Señor, tu Dios, te ha hecho recorrer estos cuarenta años por el desierto … Él te afligió, haciéndote pasar hambre, y después te alimentó con el maná, que ni tú ni tus padres conocían.” En el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. En estas líneas de […]

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Being Spiritually Full

“Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the desert … He … let you be afflicted with hunger, and then fed you with manna, a food unknown to you and your fathers.” In these lines from the first reading, Moses is reminding the Israelite people of […]

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Passionately Loving a Fallen World

[The following is a commencement address given to the Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators.] Dear Graduates, This ceremony in which you are participating is not merely a graduation. Yes, we are here to celebrate your many accomplishments, for which you have many reasons to be proud. But more importantly, this is a ceremony of sending […]

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