Peter, Paul and Mary Sing About the Woman at the Well

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As a deacon, my husband reads the Gospel at Mass each Sunday.  This morning before we left the house he stared at me, a sort of "deer in headlights" stare, and said, "Today's Gospel is REALLY long!"And indeed, it was.  At 775 words, the story of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well may be the longest Gospel reading except for the readings of the Passion during Holy Week.I found this rendition of "Jesus Met a Woman" by '60s folk singers Peter Paul and Mary.  It seems just … [Read more...]

Priest, Prophet, King: Fr. Robert Barron’s Newest Teaching Series

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Father Robert Barron, whose excellent book and breathtaking video series Catholicism earned raves when it was introduced three years ago, has a new film and study series ready for use in your parish.  I reviewed Catholicism for Patheos back in 2011, before I was a regular blogger on the site.Today, Word on Fire Ministries has released the video trailer for a new, six-part film and study program, Priest, Prophet King.  This new series, filmed in high-definition at Mundelein Seminary,  co … [Read more...]

Rio’s “Christ the King” Struck by Lightning Again – UPDATED

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Early this morning, Rio's towering statue of Christ the Redeemer was struck by lightning.The London Mirror has the photo, which was captured during a heavy storm along the coast of Brazil in the early hours of the morning.This is not the first time the famed statue has been damaged during a thunderstorm.  In 2008, a lightning strike caused damage to the head and fingers, requiring restoration work.The 100-foot statue has been called the tallest statue of Jesus in the world.  However, … [Read more...]