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Sunday Lessons

Perfect readings to start the St. Therese novena

One of the greatest gifts of Christianity is the freedom to be ordinary.

The lesson from this Sunday’s readings is a hard but good one: How to get to happiness

Having the right opinion about Jesus is just the start. What comes next is what matters.

How one phrase sums up what Jesus wants from us

Pope Benedict said that this Sunday’s Gospel is a recap of Jesus’ whole message: Be opened.

4 Reasons to commit to Christ despite it all

This Sunday's readings finally give us the chance to make our decision.

Yes, the Church is absolutely holy. Here’s why

From its origins to its fruits, from its purpose to the means it uses for this purpose, yes, the Church is holy, despite the evil that is plaguing it.

6 Ways the Eucharist changes you like a marriage does

After receiving Communion, we're something different, even if we don't feel like it.

Why did Jesus institute the Eucharist?

The soul-body unity that is the human being requires treatment that acknowledges both elements. And our Creator knows that ...

The God who gives too much

Jesus is on a mission to shatter our expectations this Sunday ...

The Gospel this week will tell us how to achieve unshakeable peace

Pay attention this Sunday to find what we all want, and how to make sure it can't be taken away

God sends us out like disaster response units

He didn’t carefully create the world, set it in motion, then add us to it in a final flourish.

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