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Welcome to the Community in Mission blog of the Archdiocese of Washington..
In today’s Gospel the Lord is teaching us, by His grace, to break the cycle of hatred and retribution. When someone harms me I may well ..read more

In the commercial below, a man is easily talked out of his meal by Yoda, the Star Wars Jedi Master. However, when the Jedi Master ..read more
Archdiocese of Washington by Msgr. Charles Pope - 3d ago

None of us likes to think we are prideful. It’s always someone else; that guy over there is the arrogant one. One way of gauging is to ..read more

A while back on this blog we reflected on the puzzling truth that we can endure more pain than pleasure. We seem to be able to endure a ..read more
Archdiocese of Washington by Msgr. Charles Pope - 6d ago
In yesterday’s post, we considered the twelve steps of pride set forth by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. In escalating ways, the twelve steps ..read more
The Gospel for Sunday’s Mass is from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), specifically 5:17-37. In a way the Lord is drawing a picture ..read more
The commercial below shows a glimpse of the special kind of love that we call familial love. The Greeks called it storge (στοργή), ..read more
So you think the idea of the “Twelve Steps” is new? Well, if you think you’ve got a new idea, go back and see how the Greeks put it ..read more
  As Lent approaches consider that it is often easier to abstain from something entirely than to moderate its use. It’s also easier to ..read more
  One of the problems with modern Western culture is the tendency to prioritize feelings and emotions over truth and reason. This has ..read more

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