It is sometimes difficult to understand the appeal of someone like John the Baptist. Who would want to go into 
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Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was the first African American artist to achieve international acclaim. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of 
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We seem fascinated with calamities and disasters on a grand scale. We’ve only to look at recent box office successes 
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A poor widow puts two small coins into the collection plate. Not much of an event, not much of a 
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The Great Commandment is at the heart of today’s readings. We hear it in Deuteronomy and then quoted by Jesus 
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In today’s gospel, we encounter Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, sitting at the side of the road as Jesus makes his 
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St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus This month, on October 1, we celebrated the memorial of St. Thérèse of Lisieux 
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Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle region as an unprecedented high-end Category 4 Hurricane. The storm caused catastrophic 
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We have so many ways of judging people—by wealth, education, religion, gender, appearance. I’ve caught myself being surprised by a 
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