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Victor M. Cancino, S.J., lives on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana and is the pastor in residence for St. Ignatius Mission. He studied Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
February 25, 2024, the Second Sunday of Lent: It seems that Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son is not the most radical thing to contemplate this Sunday. Perhaps it is the belief in a hopeful future even as we are flooded with messages that the world is falling apart.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
February 18, 2024, the First Sunday of Lent: Lent is not the removal of dirt from our lives, as much as it is a way to approach God with a clear conscience.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
February 11, 2024, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Do the people in our churches today resemble the crowds who flocked to Jesus centuries ago? Or have we given in to divisive social ideas that keep the desperate at a distance?
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
February 4, 2024, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus must go about for the sake of the Gospel as Paul must preach what has been entrusted to him.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
January 28, 2024, the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Listening for the divine voice and seeking out true prophets are the topics of this Sunday’s readings.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
January 21, 2024, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: This Sunday’s readings challenge us to be ready with a brave response to God’s call.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
January 14, 2024, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: The most important feature in these narratives is the necessity of curiosity for growth in one’s faith.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
January 7, 2024, the Epiphany of the Lord: Second only to the narrative of Jesus’ birth in a manger, the image of the magi honoring the holy infant with royal gifts is a quintessential Christmas scene.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
December 24, 2023, Fourth Sunday of Advent: Responses to their encounters with God in Scripture guide us as we prepare to commemorate one of the deepest mysteries of our faith.
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Victor Cancino, S.J.
December 17, 2023, Third Sunday of Advent: The readings for the third Sunday of Advent draw attention to the connection between belief and praise.