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Second Sunday of Easter
April 8, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


Sometimes it is hard to know what the “resurrection” is. Couldn’t it even be just bringing Jesus back to life so he could go on as before, just a limited ordinary life, as Kazantzakis and Dan Brown have portrayed it?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Living In The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, as classically defined in theology, is “the love between the God and Christ, the Father and the Son.” It is in meditating on this concept that we come to some understanding of what it means to live in the Spirit.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Victory is Ours

Even in our sinful state, where truth forces us to confess our disobedience and our failures in love, we are victorious—over the sin and death in ourselves—as long as we believe that Christ won the victory for us. 

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

One Heart, One Mind

Whatever economic system the followers of Jesus Christ espouse, it had better be a system that provides for the needs of all the people.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Peace to this our Earth!

Jesus empowered his disciples with his Spirit so they could pass the gift of peace on to others. He said to them, “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven. …” How is peace related to forgiveness of sins?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

you forget
you are learning
to walk

of course
fall down

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