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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/05/2015

Easter Sunday, Year B April 5, 2015 John 20:1-9 As development director at Notre Dame and St. Mary’s, I kept in contact with alumni of the schools through a quarterly newsletter. One of the grads, who I remember as a lifelong Catholic and sort of a rebel back in the day, wrote and asked to .. read more

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Apr
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/29/2015

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (Year B) March 29, 2015 Mark 14:1-15:47 At the Ecumenical Stations of the Cross this week, I had the Fifth Station, Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross. My assignment was to write about the station from Simon’s point of view. It got me thinking about this guy, about friends, .. read more

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Mar
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/22/2015

5th Sunday of Lent, Year B March 22, 2015 Psalm 51: 3-4, 12-13, 14-15 The responsorial psalm you sang today, not in its entirety, is one of the most famous of the 150 psalms. The “Miserere,” Latin for “Have mercy,” speaks of sin and pardon, guilt and grace, and is said every Friday in the .. read more

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Mar
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/15/2015

4th Sunday of Lent, Year B March 15, 2015 John 3:14-21 David Pelzer in his autobiography “A Child Called ‘It’” tells this story: “Mother then reached over and turned on the gas burners to the kitchen stove. Mother told me that she had read an article about a mother who had her son lie on .. read more

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Mar
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/08/2015

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A March 8, 2015 John 2:13-25 Jesus is angry in today’s Gospel. He overturns tables and yells at the moneychangers at the temple. He is furious about what’s going on in his father’s house. Anger. I don’t know many people who do anger well. Except one. Bubba was my roommate .. read more

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Mar
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 03/01/2015

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B March 1, 2015 Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Abraham has raised his knife, ready to plunge it into his beloved son, we hear in today’s first reading. God has ordered him to build an altar and sacrifice his child, offering him as a holocaust. What thoughts are going through .. read more

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Feb
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 02/22/2015

1st Sunday of Lent, Year A February 22, 2015 Mark 1:12-15 “Chiller Theater” was hosted by Chilly Billy Cardille on Channel 11 when I was in high school. My older brother was so cool (still is), and I really wanted to hang out with him. But the only way I could be in the same .. read more

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Feb
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 02/08/2015

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B February 8, 2015 Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Poor Job. Do you hear this guy? “Life on earth is a drudgery.” “Man is a slave, a hired hand who waits for his wages.” “I live months in misery.” “I can’t sleep.” “My days have no hope.” And here’s the clincher: .. read more

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Feb
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 02/01/2015

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B February 1, 2015 Mark 1:21-28 Son #1 had to give a presentation at work, and he was concerned. It was a big deal because his speech would precede a two-day strategic planning session. The shareholders and employees wanted to know how the company was doing, and Son #1 had .. read more

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Jan
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 01/25/2015

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B January 25, 2015 Mark 1:14-20 Peter, Andrew, James, and John formed the core group of the Apostles, handpicked by Jesus today with the words, “Follow me.” They did, for the rest of his life and theirs. Back when I was in high school, my three best friends and .. read more

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Jan
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