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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) (Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15, 31; Psalm 78; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert […]

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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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Beautiful Ego

Before Peggy Sue became engaged, she was quite the beauty, and she didn’t mind letting her boyfriend know it, too: “A lot of men are gonna be totally miserable when I marry,” she told him. “Really?” asked the boyfriend. “And just how many men are you planning to marry?”

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Whenever I perform a wedding I always talk about the love story of Carl and Ellie from the movie UP. Below is another tale of of love until death do us part. This cartoon is about real life couple Danny and Annie.. Funny, touching, and incisive, Danny and Annie are unusually thoughtful and candid in […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)  (2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet […]

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Embrace Life

A short video that makes one think about how life often tuns on a moments notice. Life is to be lived- but be smart and buckle up for the ride!

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I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic, without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society, where it is traditional to wear clothes.  Erma Bombeck

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Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. -Stephen Covey Stephen Covey is one of my favorite authors. He gave us The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I would easily place this in my […]

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“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe — Deacon Mike Walsh (@deaconmikewalsh) June 26, 2012

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)  (Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site […]

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We have left behind the liturgical seasons of Lent (Purple), Easter & Solemnities (White) and Pentecost (Red), and we find ourselves back, as the Irish like to say, to the wearing of the green of Ordinary time. What happens during these most ordinary of times? One answer to this question is that it is in […]

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Where have all the demons gone? C.S. Lewis offers one perspective in his book The Screwtape Letters. It offers us a glimpse into an  intriguing series of letters between two of Satan’s workers. Wikipedia tells us that the: The Screwtape Letters is a satirical Christian apologetic novel written by C. S. Lewis, first published in […]

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I was wandering around looking for material on Mary from the little town of Magdala and stumbled upon an interesting biography of Mary at of all places the BBC ,which is not a usual source of material on a religious figure. The BBC has looked into certain parts of her life that many religious and […]

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Preparing for this weekend’s homily it seems to me that the  theme of the gospel swirls around the sending of the apostles: Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. and we find out  at the end of this week’s gospel that they […]

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For a few weeks now we have re-entered Ordinary Time. For many the excitement of the big church seasons of Lent/ Easter/ Pentecost and various Solemnities have given way to the wearing of the liturgical green of boring old Ordinary Time. For some, and I would include myself in this group, this is the part […]

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