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Hadrian's Wall by Michael Hanselmann (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Reflection on the Mass readings for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) — Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalms 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 1; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43. A few years ago, I toured northern England. There, stretching seventy-three miles from coast to coast, the Roman Emperor Hadrian built a massive wall. Constructed of stone, it was built to last, since it […]

True Peace and Security

Photography © by Andy Coan

A few years ago, I toured northern England. There, stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, the Roman Emperor Hadrian built a massive wall. Constructed of stone, it was built to last, since it marked the northernmost boundary of the greatest empire the world had ever known. Soldiers from every corner of the world were garrisoned there, and excavations tell […]

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Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A) – Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalms 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 1; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 A few years ago, I toured northern England.  There, stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, the Roman Emperor Hadrian built a massive wall.  Constructed of stone, it was built to last, since […]