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Monthly Archive for August, 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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I Gave my Child to God

I was searching for a picture for a post called A Child of Mine which is a poem by Edgar Guest. This is the picture I found which was taken by Crystal Theresa Zapanta. Here is how she describes herself in the posting on a site called still life 365: I live in San Francisco […]

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I’ll lend you for a little while A child of mine, God said For you to love the while she lives And mourn for when she’s dead It may be six or seven years, Or forty-two or three But will you, till I call her back Take care of her for me? She’ll bring her […]

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“Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain.   The greatest pain comes from leaving.  When the child leaves home, when the husband or wife leaves for a long period of time or for […]

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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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      Twenty-First Sunday Ordinary Time Year A What does it take to be a member of Christ’s church? I have shared with you that if I could only take one of the four gospels with me to a desert island it would be Matthew. If I had one question for the author of […]

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For those dropping by either by accident or because you are members of St. Patrick’s and want to follow-up on some of the topics I referenced in the homily, here is a summary of recent posts you may want to check out: Middle-Aged Catholics: Missing in Action? What did Jesus really teach? What did Jesus […]

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Matthew- what did you mean by these 12 words? These 12 words from this weekend’s reading may have led to the creation of more theology, more dogmatic discussion and disputes than any other passage in the New Testament. What is interesting is that this story is one of the few that is documented in all […]

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Here is the final installment in our series on “What did Jesus really teach about: A community based on inclusion of all not exclusion. I have been thinking about this non-negotiable as Fr. Rohr calls it for some time. Rohr challenges us to find an example in the New Testament where Jesus either teaches or […]

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I found the following talk (in three parts) that Fr. Rolheiser delivered called- Middle-aged Catholics: Missing in Action?  In this lecture he explores a wide range of topics around the state of the church in this increasingly secular world. The entire talk takes less than an hour and each segment is a little over 15 […]

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This week’s reading finds Jesus and the disciples in an area know as Caesarea Philippi, which  is Situated 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and at the base of Mt. Hermon, Caesarea Philippi is the location of one of the largest springs feeding the Jordan River. According to Wikipedia, Caesarea Philippi was 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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