11 Feb 2024

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Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46  Those who suffer from skin ailments and are declared unclean must live apart.

Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11  The Lord removes blame, covers sin, and relieves guilt at the confession of fault.

1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1  Make all of your decisions for the glory of God and avoid scandalizing others.

Mark 1:40-45  Jesus heals a leper who just can't keep quiet about the miracle.

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Homilist’s overview of February

Liturgical themes and feasts

February is observed in many ways: as Black History Month, Catholic Press Month, even National Bird Feeding Month. A heightened appreciation of black contributions to our national story is an important corrective, including noteworthy Catholics like Pierre Toussaint, Daniel Rudd, Father Augustus Tolton, Julia Greeley, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Mother Henriette DeLille, and Sister Thea Bowman.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Today's readings explore different responses to human suffering: judgment or compassion.

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Featured Exploring the word

In the leper’s defense

So here you are, moving through life cheerfully in the midst of family, community, career. And one day you wake up with a mark on your skin. It itches. Maybe in a day or two it starts to peel, crack, bleed, or ooze.

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Homily stories

Listen to help

There’s a common assumption that when people struggle to ask for help it’s because of pride—that they are too independent to admit they can’t do everything by themselves.

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Homily stories

Love without limits

After spring break, a priest and fellow teacher with few remnants of the full head of hair he once had returned to school fitted with a toupee. When we all saw him for the first time, we couldn’t help but let our eyes travel right up to his new hairline.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We acknowledge our faults before the Lord, who takes away our sins.

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He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined. Leave it all to him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the cross, and you will find yourself entirely.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

11 Feb 2024

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