Fr. Steve’s homily (10/28/2012)

St Mark makes a point of explaining that Bartimeaus “threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.” What’s the meaning of this seemingly insignificant detail? To get at it, we need first of all to understand the role of the cloak in ancient Palestine. It was heavy and thick, and it was also the most versatile item of Palestinian clothing at .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks (09/30/2012)

UpFront with Mary Hendricks September 30, 2012 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Bored with this month’s book club selection, I considered not finishing it when my best friend said, “If you read anything, read the chapter on Faith.” I was on it like a heat-seeking missile in the Gulf .. read more

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