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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Failure is simply a part of life. Tom Krause is a motivational speaker and he says that “there are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” Take a moment and watch this video  and marvel at these failures who took an experience that resulted in disappointment and reacted to it by realizing […]

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One of my childhood memories is reading the Cat in the Hat –over and over again. I was always amazed at how the Cat could take the disaster he had created, which he seemed to enjoy making, and manage to get everything back in shape for the arrival home of the kid’s mother. Born as […]

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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 & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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A great  treasure of the Catholic Church is The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882, it is named after Christopher Columbus. I have the honour of being a member of Council 7689 at St. Patrick’s Parish, Markham, which was founded in 1980 when, under […]

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Prayer has been on my mind this week as we faced a number of struggles as a family battling through the “cure” for my wife’s breast cancer. It seems to me to be a strange way to make a person well this chemo therapy, but we have put our trust in others and are moving […]

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I just needed a good laugh. This video runs a bit long at almost 8 minutes. You can cut out at anytime but I need to provide a warning that once you start you might not be able stop. These shows were hosted by Art Linkletter and aired in the late 50’s and throughout the […]

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Last Monday the St. Patrick’s Friends of Dismas group kicked off a study of the best selling book by Henri Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son- A Story of Homecoming. The theme of the first evening was- Encounter the Painting. The painting in question is Rembrandt’s famous portrayal of the parable which was one […]

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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 & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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This year at our Friends of Dismas monthly  meetings at St. Patrick’s in Markham, we will be using Henri Nouwen’s best selling book- The Return of the Prodigal Son. In this story Nouwen uses Rembrandt’s painting of the parable as a way to examine our own journey from brokenness to understanding that we too are […]

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This week I  focused my Tweets on faith and kids. Perhaps there is a connection there? This Sunday the gospel line that speaks to me is Jesus’ question, a lament, when he asks: “But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” It seems to me that one of the reasons […]

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We knew this day was coming!

Every so often there is a TV commercial that just hits you. The one below is one of those for any of us who are parents. I remember the first day we brought my son home from the hospital 30 years ago and my wife and I put him between us on our bed and […]

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This week’s gospel is another parable from Luke that ends with this phrase: “But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” So what is faith? Some quotes from others to help us think: This weekend the homily in your church may focus on this last line- come prepared with an […]

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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 & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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If you have never met C.S. Lewis, I encourage you to check him out. He is a wonderful writer and deep Christian thinker who experienced great joy and suffering while on his journey. (Link to some of his books.) This Tweet of the Week is dedicated to the late Father Joe, a Jesuit I never […]

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