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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/24/2016

5th Sunday of Easter, Year C April 24, 2016 John 13:31-33a, 34-35 Bill Burr, one of my top five favorite comedians, does a routine on Hitler. He says, “How come you never run into anybody with the last name ‘Hitler’? Ever notice that? That guy didn’t have any relatives? A cousin named ‘Ed’? Ed Hitler. He’s .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/17/2016

4th Sunday of Easter,  Year C April 17, 2016 Acts 5:27-32, 40B-41 There’s a saying in AA: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.” Why keep beating your head against the wall? Sometimes, you just have to give up and move on. That’s exactly what Paul and .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/10/2016

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C April 10, 2016 Acts 5:27-32, 40B-41 The older I get, the fewer filters I have. Sadly, it’s not making me many new friends. Happily, I have enough friends already. Oops, there went another filter. Scott Berkun writes in his blog that he has a disease called “Cannot Keep My Mouth .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/03/2016

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C April 3, 2016 John 20:19-31 Today’s Gospel is about the impossible becoming possible. Thomas was absent when Jesus appeared to the other apostles. He didn’t believe it and wanted to touch Jesus’ wounds before he could be certain. When Jesus comes back to grant Thomas’ request, all his doubts disappeared. .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/27/2016

Easter Sunday, Year C March 27, 2016 John 20:1-9 I am afraid of the dark. Not terrified, okay? Just afraid. There are night lights all over my house, and it doesn’t bother me a bit that the Walmart lights shine into my windows all night long. I’ve tried those sleep blindfolds—instant panic attack. In the darkness, .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/20/2016

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Year C March 20, 2016 Luke 22:14—23:56 It’s a long Gospel today, folks, but let’s look at a little story buried in there, the story of the Good Thief. “Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with [Jesus]. . . . One .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/13/2016

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A Scrutinies March 13, 2016 John 11: 1-45 Have you ever seen someone come back from the dead? I have. More about that later. But in the meantime… Today Jesus finds out that his friend Lazarus is ill. He travels to Bethany, telling his disciples, “Our friend Lazarus is asleep, .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/06/2016

4th Sunday of Lent, Scrutinies March 6, 2016 1 Samuel 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A Here’s the background on today’s reading: God wants a new king of Israel. He’s not happy with King Saul, so he sends the prophet Samuel to Jesse’s home to find a new leader. Jesse has eight sons. Seven are present. Samuel sees .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 02/28/2016

Third Sunday of Lent, Year A (Scrutinies) Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 February 28, 2016 St. Paul tells us today: “Only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 02/21/2016

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year C February 21, 2016 Luke 9:28b-36 The extreme winter weather is causing a lot of school snow days, and snow days mean we might have an extra kid or two or three around the office. One of them is Jakob, maintenance man Greg Hitt’s grandson, a fourth grader at St. .. read more

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