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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

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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Take a moment to read this week’s gospel. Read it several times- Is there a word or phrase that captures your imagination? If you were writing the homily this week what would be your theme as you explore the Ascension of the Lord. Gospel: Mathew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain […]

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Dear Dad

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This well known prayer helps on put change into perspective. It has been in use by AA since the 1950’s . This short reflection is generally attributed to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and came to be known as the Serenity Prayer although the author originally did not give it a title. My dad was the […]

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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 personal reflection following the first long weekend of the Canadian summer season. This change in the seasons is marked by our celebration of the birthday of Queen Victoria who was born in 1819. Victoria Day has been a fixture in Canada since the country was founded and most of us now refer to it […]

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One of the things you often see on the internet are picture sites that highlight what are called “Photo Bombs.” What is a Photo Bomb:- “An otherwise normal photo that has been ruined or spoiled by someone who was not supposed to be in the photograph.” Apparently even animals want to get in on the […]

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Author, apologist, professor, and philosopher, Peter Kreeft has been one of the most prolific and beloved Catholic writers of the last two decades. He has written over forty books, many of them apologetic in nature, aimed at explaining Christianity and Catholic teaching to a popular audience. Several other books reflect his love for philosophy, especially […]

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“Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to the place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by […]

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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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Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is a challenging voice in the world of Christian dialogue. Some of my staunch Roman Catholic friends might question my mentioning her at all as a possible guide. Some background according to her Wikipedia entry: Karen Armstrong (born 14 November 1944), author of twelve books on comparative religion, is a frequent commentator on […]

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It is a wet and cold day here in Southern Ontario so some folks may be looking for something to watch. The clip below is an introduction to a longer version of an interview of Dr. Alexander Shaia as he discusses his understanding of the four canonical gospels. I have written about this before and […]

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I got this story via e-mail. It is a bit long and is well traveled on the internet but worth the read: There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things ‘in order,’ she contacted her […]

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