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We Have Our Heaven Within Us

The final part of This Present Paradise a series of Thinkings on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity ( Start with side 1 now .) “Mommy, ” my eight-year-old daughter queried, “Guess which I am most stimulated for: First Confession, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation? ” She waited expectantly for my reply. I look back my […]

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The Other Side of Confession

For the last couple of weeks, the lectionary has been contributing us to consider questions of forgiveness, reconciliation, and now, this Sunday, fairness, with the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. As I have been contemplating the tension between forgiveness, shame, and kindnes, I revisited the words of the admission we generally say at […]