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Bishop George V. Murry, S.J.

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Friday, 27 March 2015 13:57

At the beginning of Lent, I quoted from the liturgical theologian Peter Mazar. Permit me to do so again:


“For three days Esther fasted and Judith kept vigil, the exiles came home to Jerusalem, and the Hebrews marched to the waters of Marah.  For three days darkness afflicted the Egyptians . . . Jonah was entombed in the belly of a fish, and Paul waited in blindness. On the third day Abraham offered his firstborn son, God came down in fire and wind upon Sinai, the boy Jesus was found in ‘his Father’s house,’ and the man Jesus ‘performed the first of his signs at Cana in Galilee.’

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The Story of a Life Print E-mail
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:19

Early Monday morning, Feb. 23, National Public Radio (NPR) presented a story about a man named Wil Smith (not the actor). It was the first thing that I heard that morning and it immediately captured my attention.

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Lent is time to empty ourselves for the Lord to enter Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 13:11

In 1996, Peter Mazar wrote the following, which impressed me then and still does:

For three days Esther fasted and Judith kept vigil, the exiles came home to Jerusalem, and the Hebrews marched to the waters of Marah.  For three days darkness afflicted the Egyptians … Jonah was entombed in the belly of a fish, and Paul waited in blindness. On the third day Abraham offered his firstborn son, God came down in fire and wind upon Sinai, the boy Jesus was found in “his Father’s house,” and the man Jesus “performed the first of his signs at Cana in Galilee.” Echoing the words of Hosea, Jesus announced the three-day Passover of his death, rest and resurrection.

 

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Doing Our Best Print E-mail
Friday, 30 January 2015 15:06

Dear Faithful Reader –
Father Christopher Luoni, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Youngstown has an important announcement.  So, I have invited him to utilize the space for my column.
Bishop Murry

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