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Will Chilean Abuse Allegations Affect Francis' Papacy

Pope Francis’ failure to address abuse allegations jeopardizes his papacy / Time magazine

In the Catholic tradition, the Pope is the Vicar of Jesus Christ. In other words, he acts and ministers in his name. If that’s the case, then Francis must end this scandal now. He must apologize to the victims. He must investigate the claims. And he must transform the Church. (Time magazine)

Lent Reflection for 2018: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018

Reflection

The beautiful excerpt from Ephesians 5 in today’s readings reminds us to “Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.” Even as this Palm Sunday opens the dark journey through Holy Week, we are minded of the ending beyond the ending – Christ’s death and his Resurrection.

Lent Reflection for 2018: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 18, 2018

Reflection

Jeremiah prophesied the dire consequences of turning away from God, but in today’s first reading he also promises the love and forgiveness of the Lord’s mercy. In Psalm 51, King David pleads for God’s compassion to thoroughly wash him of his guilt.

Turning back to God is what our Lenten journey is about, acknowledging our sins and returning to the joyful purpose of our lives.

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