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  “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” Thomas Merton  

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A guest post from my friend Deacon  Rob Kinghorn who always finds a way to add a new perspective to the gospel story. Homily for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Robert Kinghorn I went to an all-boys high school. And I remember the teacher walking in one day with two packages of washing powder […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)  (Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; Psalm 15; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – […]

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Compassion vs. Condemnation

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There were some folks sailing model boats on the small pond behind our house this morning. This was one of my Dad’s favorite past times in the final years of his life. It got me to thinking of him and when I arrived at my e-mail inbox this AM there was this reflection from my […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) (Joshua 24:1-2, 15-17, 18; Psalm 34; Ephesians 4:32-5:2, 21-32; John 6:53, 60-69) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. […]

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From the folks at KarmaTube this is a clip of Charlie Chaplin which they describe as follows: Some call it the greatest speech ever made. This remix puts Charlie Chaplin’s climactic address from “The Great Dictator” (1940) into present-day context, showing how the spirit of liberty, brotherhood, and equality that defeated fascism seven decades ago […]

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“No daylight to separate us. Only kinship. Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves will be erased. […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)  (Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58) 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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When you are dissatisfied And would like to go back to youth, Think of Algebra.      

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Never have more children than you have car windows. –  Erma Bombeck          

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Some advice from my friend Mike D:

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