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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

Some Assembly Required

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Wisdom from an 8 year old

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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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I would like to thank the teachers from the Catholic Schools in St. Patrick’s parish for the opportunity to speak to them today at their Faith Day retreat. The Theme of the Day was: Walking in the Light of Christ. This is the first run through of a presentation I am working on that came […]

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Last night at our Friends of Dismas small faith sharing group we explored Session 2 in our series on Compassion as we looked at the Golden Rule. We reflected on Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” […]

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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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Today’s gospel continues our journey through the later chapters of Matthew. Jesus and the disciples have arrived in Jerusalem and Jesus has already served notice to the religious authorities that he is in town by throwing the money changers out of the temple. These well dressed and fancy robed leaders start to watch him closely. […]

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I was listening to a talk show the other day (Roy Green) and the mother of a young boy came on and read this poem that summed up her son’s experience as a student. You may ask what does this have to do with this week’s theme and gospel.”Then repay to Caesar what belongs to […]

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There were a number of emperors in ancient Rome named Caesar. It starts with the great Julius Caesar ((13 July 100 BC– 15 March 44 BC). After his assassination on the ides of March and following a few battles he was succeed by Octavian, or Caesar Augustus (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14)who […]

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A few months ago I was working on a homily which I ended up calling: What does it take to be a member of Christ’s church? . preparing for this sermon started me down a path of considering what might be considered the “non-negotiables” for being a follower of the “way”, a disciple of Christ. […]

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From this week’s gospel: The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech. They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with […]

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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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