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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/24/2016

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C July 24, 2016 Genesis 18:20-32   Negotiating goes back generations in our family. I watched my grocery-store-owner grandfather bargain with his customers. I learned even more when I heard my mom in the warehouses of Glen Elk where she talked every sales clerk down to minimum prices. Just .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/17/2016

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C July 17, 2016 Luke 10:38-42 A pastor is invited to dinner at the home of parishioners. The family’s six-year-old daughter is asked to say grace before the meal. The little girl sits in silence until her mom urges, “It’s okay, honey. Just repeat what daddy said over breakfast .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 07/10/2016

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C July 10, 2016 Luke 10:25-37 Wanna know how to get to heaven? It’s simple. Jesus gives us the formula today: Love God with all ya got, and love your neighbor. Ta da! You’re in!! “Ah,” the lawyer asks him, “But who is my neighbor?” Lawyers have a tendency .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/26/2016

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C June 26, 2016 Luke 9:51-62 I don’t have any trouble making decisions. At least, I thought I didn’t. Two weeks ago, I stood in the aisle at the Walmart, looking at kitchen trash cans. The old one lasted 20 years, and it was time. The colors, the styles, .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/19/2016

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C June 19, 2016  Luke 9:18-24 Once, while standing in line at Kroger, I started chatting with the guy in line behind me. By the time I was finished checking out, I knew his name, his hometown, his workplace, where he vacationed, how many kids he had, what they .. read more

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/12/2016

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C June 12, 2016  Luke 7:36-50   In Religion 6, we study today’s Gospel, a story told by all four evangelists. We do a comparison/contrast exercise. I have a different kid read each of the stories. Jesus is reclining at table in a Pharisee’s home when a woman comes .. read more

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/05/2016

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) June 5, 2016  Luke 7:11-17 As the officer walked up to the car, I fumbled through the glovebox, looking for registration and insurance information. I handed it to him through the window and said, “Rough day.” He answered, “Me, too.” What I wanted to say was, “Oh, you’ve .. read more

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/22/2016

Most Holy Trinity (Year C) May 22, 2016 Once, when I was praying with a group of Christians, a lady said, “Why do you Catholics wave your hand around your head? Are you swatting flies?” No, I’m making the sign of the cross. Did you make the sign of the cross with holy water when .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/15/2016

Pentecost Sunday (Year C) May 15, 2016 Acts 2:1-11 Me and those TED talks. I know you’re thinking, “Enough.” But this one was really good, okay? It was by a conversation analyst. Yes, there are people who record conversations, line by line, noting the pauses, the intonation, the length of syllables, the intake and release .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/01/2016

6th Sunday of Easter, Year C May 1, 2016 Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 “No little dissension.” “Upset you.” “Disturbed your peace of mind.” Something is amiss in the new Christian community in this chapter of Acts. They are fighting over the Law of Moses. Mosaic Law contained 613 rules for daily Jewish living, from ritual washing to .. read more

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