Driven to Distraction? There’s a Saint for You!

Now as they went on their way, [Jesus] entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her’” (Lk 10:38-42, NRSV).

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Pope: Christians Confused and Doubtful About Resurrection

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

While commenting on Sunday’s gospel before praying the Angelus yesterday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the doubt and confusion many Christians have toward the Resurrection but reassured them that Christ does indeed “break down the wall of death.”

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