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Fifth Sunday of Lent
Year A
March 29, 2020
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Love and Death

How can death beget life? Death is the very end of life. What are you talking about?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

The Problem of Suffering and Evil

Mary is asking the universal, timeless question about suffering and God’s seeming absence.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Desires of the Heart

What the story of the raising of Lazarus shows is that a person can feel sure about such things and still be thoroughly mistaken.

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Gillick, SJ

Jesus’ Call

We prepare for celebrating the “Mystery of our Faith” by living within the mysteries of our lives.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Victory Over Death

Our Lenten celebration must serve to remind us that the paschal mystery represents a victory over death.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Compare Jesus’ statement, “Untie him and let him go,” with Moses’ statement to the Pharaoh, “Let my people go.”

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Jesus Speaks


I have a plan

for you

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