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Jesus the Healer, Emmanuel

Jesus the Healer, Emmanuel By Sister Marion Moeser, OSF The Covid 19 global pandemic reveals our vulnerability; the mitigation efforts make us aware of community around us and all over the world. At this time we naturally turn to prayer and ask for help and healing from our God. Our situation calls to mind Jesus’ [...]

Disciples on the Road to Emmaus

The Gospel of Luke 24:13-35 By Sister Kathleen Murphy, OSF NOTE: When Father John Leising at Fredonia Place of Williamsville asked S. Kathleen to give a homily this week, she chose today so that she could speak on one of her favorite Gospel stories. This is her homily: Two of my very favorite Gospel stories [...]

Women Leaders in the Early Church

By Sister Marion Moeser, OSF Many voices today are calling for more women to take part in decision-making in the Catholic Church. Women as decision-makers in the Church is not a new concept. One need only look at Scripture. St. Paul's letters are our earliest New Testament writings (ca. 50-62). In Chapter 16 of his [...]