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Second Sunday After Pentecost 2011

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Gospel: Matthew 10:40-42 God calls and Abraham responds, here I am: Listening to the voice of God and responding by saying “here I am”. This was the first step in a dialogue that shows the start of a conversion process, a friendship with God and a special interest in his kingdom of love. It was […]

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Trinity Sunday 2011

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This first of the two creation stories found in Genesis was composed by what scholars call the Elohist, because this source refers to God by the divine name, Elohim. The Elohist, probably more than a single person, lived in the 8th century B.C., and created this text sometime during the Israelites exile in Babylon. In […]

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Day of Pentecost 2011

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Acts 2:1-21 A noted neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has recently published a study finding that among people who speak two languages, Alzheimer’s symptoms arise five or six years later than for those who speak only one language. Her research indicates that learning another language changes the way we think. She claims that the brain’s ability to […]

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Seventh Sunday of Easter 2011

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Gospel: John 17:1-11 At the end of this prayer, Jesus’ last prayer, according to the Gospel of John, the High Priestly prayer, it’s called, “Jesus prays for protection for those he is leaving behind, “so that they may be one, as we are one.” What does it mean to be “one”, as Jesus and God […]