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Mt 22: 20-21  Jesus asked them, “Whose image is this, whose inscription?” They replied, “Caesar’s.” At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” Those crafty Pharisees were trying to trick Jesus when they asked him if it was okay to pay the census […]

Tithing is like Tailoring

The reflection in The Word Among Us for Sunday’s 10-15-17 Gospel reading suggests that the wedding garment in Matthew 22: 1-14 represents the essential elements of our life in Christ. It is a garment of obedience, of repentance and purity. Garments often require tailoring. Pant and skirt lengths need hemming, waist lines (hopefully) need taking in, cuffs […]

Obedience brings Peace

  Phil 2: 1-5  If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart…do nothing out of selfishness or vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each […]

Standing in the Breach

In the months since the 2016 Presidential election many articles in Catholic publications seem to have a common thread of concern for reduced government funding of social service programs. One such article from the Catholic New Service contained interviews of Catholic Charities USA CEOs who spoke about their March 29 “Hill Day”. On that day, […]

What Made Me Do It?

That was the question put to me recently by a friend as we discussed tithing and our evolving lives and financial situations. My friend’s health has deteriorated and his energy for work as lessened. His income may suffer as a result. He’s wondering how he’ll be able to tithe 10% of his lower income in […]