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The King on a donkey: reflections on the Sunday Gospel Mark 14:1—15:47 (Palm Sunday) by Father Steven LaBaire

The King on a donkey: reflections on the Sunday Gospel Mark 14:1—15:47 (Palm Sunday) by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: In the ancient word, palm branches represented victory and hope. They were often used at political rallies. Carrying and waving palm branches expressed the hope that oppression and tyranny […]

“Late have I loved you …” St. Augustine’s dive below the surface

“Late have I loved you …” St. Augustine’s dive below the surface

Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. […]

Clinging to and Letting Go: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 12:20-33 by Father Steven LaBaire

Clinging to and Letting Go: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 12:20-33 by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” That’s from this […]

Loving this world, warts and all: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 3:14-21 by Father Steven LaBaire

Loving this world, warts and all: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 3:14-21 by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish.” The world that God loves is not some […]

My traveling companions for the Lenten journey

My traveling companions for the Lenten journey

My monthly column for The Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I decided this Lent that I would not […]

Cleaning house: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 2:13-25 by Father Steven LaBaire

Cleaning house: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 2:13-25 by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: “ He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep and doves, as well as the money changers seated there. He made a whip out of cords […]

Every creature matters–remembering little Peter, one year later (or, things I learned from crazy cat people)

Every creature matters–remembering little Peter, one year later (or, things I learned from crazy cat people)

I was surprised but I shouldn’t have been. This weekend marked the first anniversary of the death of a 4-day-old kitten named Peter. After witnessing his passing with a thousand other kitten cam viewers on The Critter Room Kitten Cam, I wrote about this tiny creature’s impact on a community (click here). Peter’s anniversary was noted on Facebook […]

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