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Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J.

The Inside Story

Why not let your inner self have a chance, as Jesus suggests. Have the heart to give a cup of water to someone thirsty.


In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Children within Our Care

If we accept that our children are really not our own, then we will also realize that we are not alone in raising them.


Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump


The outsider meets the one requisite condition for salvation, and so he counts as one of those who come to the Father by Christ, even if he is not an official member of Christ’s disciples.


The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

A Truly Catholic Spirit

Not only must God’s truth be spread through all of God’s people; it must also be spread by those who are not of our company.


Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

What was Jesus’ response to the idea that no one outside the inner circle was to minister in his name?


A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

some people walk
their dogs...
and take better
care of them than
their own selves