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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

Leap Day 2012

According to the folks at timeanddate.com Leap Day’ is February 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long – and not 365 days, like a common (normal) year. Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian Calendar. Ever since Leap Years […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library of […]

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Women are never disarmed by compliments.  Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does.  That’s his. Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. If we men married the woman […]

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Forgiveness is not easy and not always possible. Reconciliation is a different action and not always possible. Here is a story of both and a lesson of how one moves on with life after a devastating loss.

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We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed. –Brother Lawrence     Who was: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection (c. 1614 – 12 February 1691) served as a lay brother in a […]

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A friend is one who stands to share Your every touch of grief and care. He comes by chance, but stays by choice; Your praises he is quick to voice. No grievous fault or passing whim Can make an enemy of him. And though your need be great or small, His strength is yours throughout […]

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Jesus and Twitter

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library of […]

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Kids and Marriage

1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids) -You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.– Alan, age 10 -No person really decides before they grow up who they’re […]

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I was listening to Krista Tippet, the host of  the radio show On Being, and she had Sylvia Boorstein as her guest . Sylvia is a celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist, mother, and grandmother. She is  delightful as well as insightful and if you would like to read or listen to the entire interview please […]

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Preaching to the Bear

It is a bit long but the punch line is worth the read: A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi would get together and someone made the comment that preaching to people isn’t really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear. They decided they would all go […]

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“Building prisons to address crime is a bit like building graveyards to address AIDS.” These are the words of Father Greg Boyle, or Father G as his friends call him. Below is a short video that is at least 15-20 years old. It is interesting to hear former presidents and a governor talking about getting […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Ok I know it’s “cute” guys but that is what Valentine’s Day is all about. Cute Post-It Love Story! from hulahan on GodTube.com.

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. (Isaiah 43:18-19, 20-22, 24-25; Psalm 41; 2 Corinthians 1:18-22; Mark 2:1-12) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into […]

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As a follow-up to my homily – Looking up to God by reaching down, I wanted to post some more information about Fr.  Greg and his book  Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Here is a summary of the book: As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of […]

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