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Summer of Youth

Summer of Youth

Steubenville Conference 2022, Photo by Grace Tamburro In 1963, singer Nat King Cole released the song, “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer,” and while I agree about the hazy and crazy, I do not agree with the lazy. The summertime here in the Diocese of Springfield...

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The Ascension Signals to Us a Change

The Ascension Signals to Us a Change

The Ascension of the Lord The readings from this reflection: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-95; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53 GettyImages I remember the first day that I first walked through the doors at the seminary in St. Louis. My parents, four of my brothers, and I all...

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The Ascension Signals to Us a Change

How Bright is your Light?

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER The readings from this reflection: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 St. Agnes Easter Vigil. Photo by Dean Curtis The Book of Revelation shares with us today, “The city had no need of sun or...

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The Ascension Signals to Us a Change

Jesus Christ lives: Alleluia!

G Tamburro-The Mirror Happy Easter! We continue to celebrate the great Solemnity of Easter and the Easter Season, the apex of our entire liturgical year. While many people are drawn to Our Lord’s birth at Christmas, it is His resurrection, where He conquered the power...

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER The readings from this reflection: Acts 13:14, 43-52; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5; Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30 Years ago, there was an ad from a cell phone company named Verizon that boasted of its nation-wide cellular coverage. It had a man traveling to...

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