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A Tale of Two Denials

Today we heard the story of Thomas’ refusal to believe the testimony of the other apostles that they’d seen Jesus. Concluding, no doubt, that they were out of their minds with grief, he denied that they could have seen the … Continue reading

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Peter’s Outrage

Peter was horrified by what he saw Jesus doing. When Jesus approached him, he had to ask, even though by this time Jesus’ intentions must have been obvious. Lord, are you going to wash my feet??!? It completely outraged his … Continue reading

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Pride, Ecumenism, Contraception, and Divorce

There is often a disturbing element of ecclesial pride, even arrogance, in magisterial discussions of the moral and ethical (and usually gender, sexual, and reproductive) issues over which the Roman Catholic church increasingly finds itself differing from other Christian traditions. … Continue reading

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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

In the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, February 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Not a literal chair — this is not a feast that honors some four-legged relic — but the office of … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day Seven

Today‚Äôs excerpt from the WCC resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will again be abbreviated, and I will share my own reflections on the gospel passage prior to the WCC prayer and questions for reflection. Day Seven: … Continue reading

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