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@KilledByCops: A Twitter Devotional

According to the FBI, local police kill Black people at least two times a week, on average. But other estimates put that number to around once per day. — killedbycops.org @KilledByCops There is a custom followed by many Catholics that … Continue reading

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Review: Prayers to She Who Is

Prayers to She Who Is by William Cleary My rating: 3 of 5 stars I took this out of the Interfaith Library the other day and leafed through it. It’s based on the work and words of Sr. Dr. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Keep on keepin’ on, and when you can’t keep on no more, get some help

I loved today’s first reading from Exodus 17. When Moses has his hands lifted up to God, Israel prevails; when he lets his hands rest, Amalek prevails. So what does he do? Well, actually, the question is, what do Aaron … Continue reading

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Tears for Mt. St. Agnes

It must have been about a dozen years ago, when I was just discovering my calling for theology. It was late one night, and I was surfing the search engines, as you do, going from one link to another, exploring. … Continue reading

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What prayer does

…I’ve shed expectations that prayer (and my own prayer specifically) should impact outcomes. God does not respond to my requests as if working in a worldwide order fulfillment center. Instead, prayer realigns my priorities and enlarges my view, so that … Continue reading

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Six Eight Months Later*

(*I meant to write this after six months, but life’s been busy!) Well, it’s been six eight months now since we bade farewell to the ICEL translation of the Roman Missal and started using the new, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Weeping, Lamentation, and Hope

At the end of his post on praying with the psalms in times of sorrow, Richard Beck articulates (one of the reasons) why I cry at church: Because, like I said above, I’ve seen how these psalms of praise are … Continue reading

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“Artist of souls”

Artist of souls, you sculpted a people for yourself out of the rocks of wilderness and fasting. Help us as we take up your invitation to prayer and simplicity, that the discipline of these forty days may sharpen our hunger … Continue reading

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A Church Musician’s Litany of Saints

After writing about St. Ephraim last night, I got to thinking about how frustrating I find it that the official patron saint of music is St. Cecilia. According to the legends, Cecilia had vowed her virginity to God, like so … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day Three

In the Roman Catholic church, Fridays were traditionally kept in a penitential spirit, in memory of the day that Christ died. In this tradition, I’ll start today’s post with the opening and penitential prayers from the ecumenical worship service for … Continue reading

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