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Monthly Archive for October, 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. 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) (Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Psalm 18; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34) 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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I tell you this, and I tell you plain: What you have done, you will do again; You will bite your tongue, careful or not, Upon the already-bitten spot. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960 Additional wisdom  from Mignon: “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” “Anything you […]

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For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. –‘.  Erma Bombeck

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A Real Deal ?

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Oct. 28 (Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s […]

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Your letter of excuses has arrived.  I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on your toes and begs your pardon – the pardon is granted, but the joint aches, especially if there is a corn upon it.  ~Lord Byron

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Click on the image below to visit the Chalice website to find out how you consider lives of Radical Love by practicing the Spirituality of Subtraction.    

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Let me take a moment to re-introduce you to another teacher who has come into my life, Oblate priest Fr. Ron Rolheiser. Fr. Ron writes a column each week for the Catholic Register . Below is a column that appeared in the Catholic Register few weeks ago titled, “Of Pharisees, Pots, Bronze Kettles, Liturgical Rubrics, […]

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(Click here for a Printer Friendly Copy) The gospel story of the rich young man easily makes it into my top five wisdom teachings of Jesus and offers us insights into how Jesus encourages us to live lives of radical love by practicing the Spirituality of Subtraction. The story revolves around a great question of […]

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Two ideas for this week’s homily: First from Fr. Robert Barron’s homily this week  comes the concept of living a life based on a concept Fr. Barron calls Radical Love. Keeping the commandments Jesus highlights in the gospel is foundational to living life as a follower of the Chrsit. The second idea is Fr. Richard […]

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A catchy line from this week’s gospel, perhaps one of the most memorable in all the New Testament is when Jesus shocks the crowd when he says: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” What in […]

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In the gospel story for this week a young man of good character rushes up to Jesus to proudly proclaim all he had done in the name of God. I can imagine a smile appearing on the face of this  young person as he waits for a pat on the back. Instead we are told […]

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