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The Mystery of the Incarnation

From today’s Gospel: When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit … Continue reading

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What Child Is This?

What has come upon the world for it to have changed so? It used to be that the birth of a child was a wonderful event eagerly awaited with much joyful anticipation. Now, children are seen as a burden, their … Continue reading

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The Most Proactive Person in the Gospels

What would you do if you found out that your fiancĂ©e was pregnant before your wedding. And the baby isn’t even yours. The expected reaction will be anger and bitterness over such huge betrayal. In the heat of passion, one … Continue reading

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My Song, My Life

The Gospel reading for today is the genealogy of Jesus. It may have been fictionalized but it does make for interesting reading. Jesus’ family tree is a colorful one. It includes a murderer and an adulterer, Jews and Gentiles, the … Continue reading

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Rejoice and Be Glad

Every epic tale since time immemorial has always involved the hero going forth on a quest or a mission to rescue the princess, or to win a kingdom or to save his people from the enemy or an impending disaster. … Continue reading

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The Shit Hole We’re In

Once, there was a toddler that fell into a shit hole and he was crying and crying. The people around gathered and tried to get him out. Some suggested to drop a rope or a ladder but the toddler wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Two Christmas Stories

There are two Christmas stories in the Gospels, one by Luke and the other one by Matthew. The one by Luke is the story we are most familiar with: baby in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes, a chorus of … Continue reading

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