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Palm Sunday and the Holy Eucharist

April 8, 2017 Carl E. Olson 0

Readings: • Mt. 21:1-11 • Is 50:4-7 • Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 • Phil 2:6-11 • Mt 26:14-27:66 “For the infant Church, ‘Palm Sunday’ was not a thing of the past,” wrote Benedict XVI […]

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Making a cinematic case for Christ

April 7, 2017 Nick Olszyk 0

MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: A-II Reel Rating: (4 out of 5 reels) Christianity in America is going through a bit of an identity crisis, to put it mildly. In the last thirty years, there […]

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A bishop of consequence

April 5, 2017 George Weigel 1

When I first met Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., more than twenty years ago, I was struck by his boyish demeanor, his exquisite courtesy, and his rock-solid faith. Then the bishop of Rapid City, South […]

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Jackie and the Priest

April 4, 2017 Bishop Robert Barron 0

Somehow I managed to miss the film Jackie during the Christmas season, but I watched it, twice, on recent long flights to and from the east coast. Like many others, I was struck by its moody, more […]

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Staring death in the face

April 1, 2017 Carl E. Olson 0

Readings: • Ez. 37:12-14 • Psa. 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 • Rom. 8:8-11 • Jn. 11:1-45 “Lazarus, come out!” With that simple, dramatic command, the Incarnate Word spoke words that demonstrated his power over death. It concludes one […]