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Holy Week

As we are entering the holiest of weeks, let us remove all distractions from our lives and set our hearts and minds firmly on the mysteries we celebrate. At the heart of this week’s liturgies stands the cross, lonely and tall. The empty tomb will be our focus next Sunday, but before we get there, we need to stand in the shadow of the cross.

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Our Crucified King

During Lent and especially on Good Friday we are reminded that we adore a “Crucified King.” Even though He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He is mocked, tortured and finally crucified. He does not fit our image of what a king should be. And yet, the Church continually celebrates the Feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday of the liturgical year.

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Humble St. Joseph

The month of March inspires us to think about spring and Easter. Perhaps we pay no attention to the fact that March is also the month of St Joseph. True to his reputation as the forgotten saint, he is once again relegated to the background. In this column, I would like to share my thoughts on this great saint, a favorite of mine. 

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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