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Corpus Christi - Feast of the body and Blood of Christ

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 2, 2013 from Mission San Luis Rey Parish  Michel de Verteuil
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Corpus Christi is an occasion for us to celebrate the sacrament of the Eucharist.
It should also be an occasion when we enter into the symbolism of this great sacrament, letting it teach us deep lessons about life, our relationship with God and with one another.

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Christian group condemns damage to tribal leader’s statue

By Cyprian Ekka Ranchi, June 14, 2019: A Christian group in Jharkhand on June 14 expressed anguish over damage done to the statue of Birsa Munda, a 19th century tribal freedom fighter and martyr. The statue was ... Read more
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June 17-22: Weekday Reflections

June 17-22: 17 Monday: Mt 5:38-42: “You have heard that it was said, `An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 and if anyone would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; 41 and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you.
The context: During their captivity in Egypt, the Jews became familiar with the crude tribal law of retaliation called Lex Talionis (=Tit-for-Tat) given by the ancient lawmaker Hammurabi during the period 2285-2242 BC. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus rejects even the concession of milder retaliation allowed by Moses. In its place, Jesus gives his new law of love and grace and no retaliation.

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Police brutality towards protesters with legitimate concerns shows that this a battle the world cannot afford to lose

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FEATURE: American, Son of Slaves, Fr. Augustus Tolton Moves a Step Closer to Sainthood

‘He was the first American diocesan priest of African descent, the son of slaves.’


1. Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.

2. Mark
Died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.

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  Hindu view that women are incapable of being independent is seen as the main cause of discrimination.

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PM Mahathir Mohamad and his government need to show their reformist mettle

Vatican Dossier - Jun 13

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Pope Francis Continues Journey with the Acts of the Apostles

He ‘was enrolled with the eleven’ Apostles

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Rights group condemns repeated raids on Jesuit activist

By Matters India Reporter Ranchi, June 12, 2019: A human rights group in Jharkhand, eastern India, has condemned what it called repeated raids on Jesuit social activist Father Stan Swamy. “The raids and arrests are part of ... Read more
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