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  • 18 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.18.16

    Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Readings for the day The prophet is being persecuted and knows that he is being watched closely. (Jeremiah 20: 10-13)  Should he say or do something that might entrap him, his life will be in peril.  Just like Jesus in the gospel proclamation today who tries to reason […]

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  • 17 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.17.16

    Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Readings for the day Reflecting on a visit around the various Catholic Charities of East Tennessee programs, from my days as the Diocesan Director, I can remember our staff playing kids games with children in foster care, doing memory activities with older clients, speaking Spanish to those who […]

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  • 16 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.16.16

    Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Readings for the day The first reading today relates one of the most well-known stories in the Old Testament. King Nebuchadnezzar orders Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to bow down and worship his god, “a golden statue.”  When the three youths refuse, they are tied up and cast into […]

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  • 15 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.15.16

    Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Readings for the day Today is the memorial of St. Louise de Marillac, who is the patron saint of social workers and an important historical figure for CCUSA. Living in France at the time of both St. Francis de Sales and St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise is […]

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  • 14 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.14.16

    Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent Readings for the day Today’s readings appear at first glance disparate, but there is a common thread running through the story from the prophet Daniel, the discourse of Jesus in John’s Gospel account, and the responsorial from Psalm 23. All speak of the reality of darkness in our […]

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  • 11 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.11.16

    Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent Readings for the day In the first reading from Wisdom, the wicked resent the just whose actions are in such contrast to their transgressions.  Because He is a thorn in their sides, they determine to make the holy one suffer and ultimately get rid of him through a […]

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  • 10 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.10.16

    Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent Readings for the day In today’s reading from the book of Exodus, Moses implores the Lord not to turn His wrath against His own people, even though they have greatly turned against God. Once again, God hears Moses’ plea and forgives the people. In the Gospel reading, it […]

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  • 09 Mar

    Lenten Reflection 3.9.16

    Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Readings for the day What can we do with a life that seems forgotten, forsaken, even dead?  We certainly face these feelings in our lives and in the lives of those we meet in our ministry.  Isaiah and Jesus both tell us there is nothing we can do […]

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