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Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled Or Afraid

We are in the sixth week of Easter. We have been proclaiming that Jesus has risen and we have risen with him. Now the same Lord is telling the disciples that He has to go to the Father; will the disciples be alone again? Their hearts were not able to understand it. Why Lord? We…
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Farewell Discourse

Our gospel is part of Jesus Farewell Discourse, a literary form common in the ancient world in which a great figure gives a final speech to those who are close to him: for example, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Tobit, Noah, Abraham, Rebecca, Enoch, Ezra, and Baruch. The great figure tells of his impending death…
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“No One Can Take Them Out Of My Hand.”

What a joy to continue proclaiming the Risen Lord our Savior as our God who has victory over sin and death. After these three weeks of Easter and entering the fourth, we have heard how the Lord appeared to many and showed himself as the Glorious Jesus who came back to open the way to…
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Divine Mercy Sunday, A Gift To Be Forgiven

We read in the gospel this Sunday that when Jesus appeared to the disciples on that first day of the week, "He breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained (Jn 20:22-23).…
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