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Monthly Archive for November, 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 & 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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In case you are one of the last people not to have seen the famous Sound of Music flash mob that took over Antwerp Central train station and has over 20 million hits on YouTube. Even if you have seen it it just makes one feel good to hear it again- even I like it […]

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Two people have sent me this links to a video which is going viral as the kids like to say. For those of you not up on the new phenomenon called the flash mob here is a definitionĀ  from Wikipedia: A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in […]

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It was almost seven years ago when I first met my friend Don. He was finishing up his latest stretch in a federal penitentiary and had been released to a halfway house. Don would be the first ex-prisoner I would meet and walk with as I prepared for my ministry work with the Friends of […]

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Saw this saying on a t-shirt- What do you think it might mean?

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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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Click here for a Print Copy of this Homily for the The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Homily- Solemnity of Christ the King When I looked at the Gospel story for today, I thought to myself this is no mere coincidence that I am preaching this weekend. Today we celebrate the Solemnity […]

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As I settled on a final theme for this week’s homily I “borrowed” once again from Fr. Robert Barron. This line from the description of his latest homily, summed up this feast day perfectly when he said that today’s gospel shows…[the] “wonderful irony … at the heart of the Christian proclamation: the King of the […]

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Even though the source for this quote is long since dead and lived a life of some controversy within the French Church of his day, IĀ  love this quote. This week we see Jesus as a completely different kind of king. He has no concern for money or power- only for his people. In Luke’s […]

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I find that when I imagine myself as part of the gospel story I am impacted in different ways. In Luke’s story of the final moments of the crucifixion it may be easy for many of us to put ourselves into the place of Dismas the Good Thief. In times of great stress and difficulty, […]

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If you dropped by yesterday you would have noticed the “This Sunday” post. I try my best to have this up every Tuesday, and it provides folks with links that will help you prepare for the upcoming Sunday’s liturgy of the word. This week I encourage you, if you have not already done so, to […]

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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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The reason I ask is that I waffle on this and there are times when I think stuff just happens and then something takes place that makes me think everything is connected. Here is one example. I was originally scheduled to give the homily on the 1st Sunday of Advent which is the weekend of […]

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This week I am going to dedicate my posts to my pre-homily preparation for the upcoming celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King. Perhaps a good place to start is at the beginning and thanks to site called – www.churchyear.net – here is a bit of the history of the feast day. If you […]

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Remembering a young sailor

My Dad was in many ways like other young men of his generation. He signed up before he was 18 and joined the Royal Canadian Navy to go off to war. I am sure he did not understand all the implications of his decision and that the drama unfolding around him would reshape world history. […]

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