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From the Pastor: Love Your Enemies

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“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks […]

From the Pastor: Who Dey!

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This is a very exciting day for all of us in the Greater Cincinnati area, and the larger Bengal fan territory. It has been a long time coming, to see the Bengals in the Super Bowl, and Bengal supporters have spent almost as much time in the desert as did the Hebrew people—33 years. Like the […]

From the Pastor: The Resurrection Is Real

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The second reading for this week is again drawn from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. He lays out the basic teaching on Christ. “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, He was buried, He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, He appeared to Cephas (Peter) […]

From the Pastor: The Value of a Catholic Education

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Today is the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. Catholic schools have been a huge part of the mission and the ministry of the Catholic Church in the United States. That has been particularly true here in the Diocese of Covington. A few years ago, Bishop Foys was told by someone involved with the Office of […]

From the Pastor: The Best Book You’ll Ever Read

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In 2019, Pope Francis declared that the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time should be designated and celebrated as Word of God Sunday. His intention was that on that Sunday, throughout the world, the Church would give special attention to the Scriptures and their central role in the life of the Church. The Bible is the […]

From the Pastor: Pray for the Unborn

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On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision known as Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal in every state of the nation. Since that time, over 62 million children have been aborted. One in four of all women in the United States and one in four men have been involved in an abortion in some […]

From the Pastor: Baptism of the Lord Reveals Holy Trinity

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The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which we celebrate this Sunday, serves as a pivotal Sunday in the Church calendar. It is the end of the traditional Christmas Season (except for a brief reprise on Feb. 2), and it is the beginning of Ordinary Time. There is no First Sunday of Ordinary Time. […]

From the Pastor: Christ Came to Save Us All

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It is perhaps hard for us to remember that the first Christians believed they were a Jewish sect. They were the Jews who believed that the Messiah had come, as opposed to the other Jews of that time who believed that the Messiah was yet to come. The Christians continued to live out their Jewish […]

From the Pastor: Mary’s ‘Yes’ Signaled Our Salvation

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For the past two weeks, our Gospel readings have focused on the role of St. John the Baptist. He is one of the two great images for Advent, as we hear him proclaiming, “Prepare the way of the Lord.”  On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we are given the other great image of Advent, the […]

From the Pastor: Rejoice in the Lord!

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The words “joy” and “rejoice” are repeated throughout our readings for this Sunday. Therefore the Church designates this as Gaudete, or Rejoice, Sunday. We rejoice at this time because Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ, is so near. Advent used to be 40 days long, like Lent, and, like Lent, it was a […]

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