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Chains of Earthly Slavery

New issue for September-November, 2021 Editorial Slavery has been much in the news recently. The passionate protests unleashed by the death of George Floyd last year seemed to release a dammed-up reservoir of feeling about our world. Whatever we may think of the forms that protest took, we surely must rejoice that sections of society […]

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What is Resurrection?

Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail-marks, and put my hand into his side – I’m not going to believe! (John 20:25) What would the joy of Easter Sunday be without the sufferings of Good Friday? The resurrection does not erase the death of Jesus, […]

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Creation and New Creation

Everything came into being through him. (John 1:3) Our existence rests on the world which has already become. When we fall asleep, we take it for granted that our existence will continue the next morning; that we will experience ground under our feet, that the sun will rise again. People affected by earthquakes report that, […]

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Living with the Gospel: Where does the miracle occur?

…but you’ve kept the good wine until now! (Jn 2,10) After the wedding feast, when the servants cleaned up, did was wine left over that had to be poured away? Is such an idea too literal? But does a purely symbolic interpretation take the gospel seriously enough? Behind these questions is the separation into an […]

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Editorial – December 2018

Saint Augustine used the analogy of a candle for the Trinity: the solid wax is the Father; it gives the candle its solidity and is also the fuel for the flame. The Son is the flame itself, bringing the solid substance into movement and transformation. The Spirit is the radiance of the light. In recent […]

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