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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

One of the joys of doing the blog is that folks send you links like this one. With over 8 Million hits on YouTube (approaching Lady Gaga numbers) this grace before meals offered by Mary Maxwell is one to remember. You need to stay tuned for at least a minute when all of sudden and […]

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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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Last week week I had the opportunity to be part of a concert by Christian singer/song writer Steve Bell. Everyone that attended was deeply moved by the event. Steve Bell learned to play guitar in Drumheller penitentiary. He was only 8 years at the time and the son of the prison chaplain. From his home […]

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Advent in 2 Minutes

There is “a way cool” (my weak attempt to be hip) website out there called Busted Halo which is run by the Paulist Fathers and is an online magazine for spiritual seekers. I have linked to them in the past and will continue to point you in there direction. Here is a 2 minute video […]

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When Parents texting their kids is too honest:  

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The No New Gifts Holiday Challenge is a post written on a blog called zenhabits by master blogger Leo Babauta. Leo has been at this blogging thing for a while now, runs multiple sites, has written several e-books. He has pioneered the idea of the “uncopyright” which means his ideas and stories are free for […]

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Here is a comment I received about my November 20th Homily: Lord when did we see you!. The e-mail below is responding to my story about Nancy, a young woman who did time for a car crash that left a young mother dead. Dear Deacon Mike, I have to say your homily on Nov 20 […]

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Yesterday I posted a video from Life Teen which I called “A History Lesson about the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal”. I received the e-mail below from someone I went to high school with who was not exactly thrilled with the video and by the looks of it the New Translation. Therefore, for a […]

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This Sunday the Catholic Church introduces the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal. Basically some of the words of the mass will be changing so they are closer to the Latin text used by the Church for 450 years before Vatican II. In the video below, produced by Life Teen, you will get a fast […]

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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 we wrap up Liturgical Year A with the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King and we conclude our journey through Matthew’s gospel. We have been exploring Matthew 25 over these past 3 weeks. Matthew 25 contains 3 parables, although some scholars question if today’s gospel is actually a parable. We began with […]

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Here is a summary of the book Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion By Gregory Boyle: Click here for more information on the book. For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also known as the gang capital of […]

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“Ministry is acting in the Name of Jesus.  When all our actions are in the Name, they will bear fruit for eternal life.  To act in the Name of Jesus, however, doesn’t mean to act as a representative of Jesus or his spokesperson.  It means to act in an intimate communion with him.  The Name […]

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Here is a picture of an ex-con named Charlie. I will not go into detail of Charlie’s case other than to say it was a long and complex situation. Charlie died several years ago and at his funeral his friends gathered to remember this man who struggled but managed to spend the last 10 years […]

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Matthew 25: 31-40: The Judgment of the Nations. “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations  will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the […]

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