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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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Yes I was alive in the 60’s and young enough to remember them. Perhaps you are a fan of the TV sensation- Mad Men. For those of you that have never seen the show it is  a harsh look back at what many people remember as a simpler time. It is not for the faint […]

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Parents and Kids

Today we  start a new category of posts called- Parents and Kids. I got this idea from a friend of ours who has just become a grandmother for the first time. The new “modern” parents- her kids- are convinced that this mother from the previous generation knows little to nothing about raising children today. From […]

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Tweet of the Week-Truth

This past week I have been thinking about the value of truth telling in our lives. It surprises me how easily we can at times decide to dispense with the truth. There are many different reasons for this, some perhaps noble, not hurting another’s feelings, all the way to outright lying to protect ourselves from […]

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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This coming week’s readings (which will be highlighted in tomorrow’s This Sunday post) offers us the following wisdom teaching from Jesus: “For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Then he said to the host who invited him,“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,do […]

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Dr. David Stoop is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and director of the Center for Family Therapy. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Forgiving Our Parents, Forgiving Ourselves and Making Peace With Your Father. Forgiveness is an essential part of being a Christian. But what do we do when […]

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Tweet of the Week

As you can see by the block on the sidebar of the blog, I have a joined the conversation  on Twitter. I have been building “followers’” slowly and I am proud to report I am up to 29! By last count this puts me about 5,626,380 followers behind Britiny Spears who is number 1. She […]

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The Truth

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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The Assumption of Mary (Click this link for a Printable Copy of the Homily) I have been thinking a lot about suffering lately. That may seem like an odd way to start a homily on the Assumption of Mary, which is a Holy Day celebrated by Catholics around the world. A friend of mine told […]

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The following clip from the Passion of the Christ says it all and is the theme for the homily. Despite the 6,000+ titles, the Marian Dogmas and all the beautiful art of Mary, the most important aspect of her relationship with us is that when we are in our time of need she will come […]

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One of those things in life that I just don’t get is the suffering that comes into our lives. No one is immune from it, and I am experiencing suffering up close at this moment myself. (5 words that changed my life) . For sometime now I knew that the subject of suffering had to […]

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The following poem came from fellow a blogger and a beautiful organist from days past at St. Patrick’s. For the poet’s amongst us on the road: CATHOLIC HYMN  by Edgar Allan Poe AT morn — at noon — at twilight dim — Maria! thou hast heard my hymn! In joy and wo — in good […]

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The Assumption of Mary was dogmatically and infallibly defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950. This belief is known as the Dormition by the Orthodox. The website Catholic Answers describes that: The doctrine of the Assumption says that at the end of her life on earth Mary was assumed, body and soul, into […]

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