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Monthly Archive for November, 2012

Some days the best thing about my job is that the chair spins. My life no longer needs an extreme makeover. Now it just needs a complete do over. A friend of mine has a nose ring. She keeps the volume pretty low, though, and sets it to “vibrate” at the movies. I’m not too handy […]

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Sometimes change is just to hard- Goodbye to the Twinkee and of course Twinkee the Kid.

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All I can say is- WOW! (Click on the ‘X” to get rid of the annoying Google Ads)

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. First Sunday of Advent (Year C)  (Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet […]

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Please excuse me if I delve into a personal reflection on the occasion of the Grey Cup win of the Toronto Argonauts. For visitors from different parts of the globe, the Grey Cup is the Canadian equivalent of the NFL Super Bowl played for less money perhaps but no less honour. While I may be […]

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Please click here to download a Printer Friendly copy. “[The] wonderful irony at the heart of the Christian proclamation: the King of the Universe is a crucified criminal, who utterly spends himself in love.” Fr. Robert Barron If I was a brave person, I would end the homily right here with this quote. We could […]

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If you dropped by on Tuesday  you would have noticed the “This Sunday” post. This week I encourage you, if you have not already done so, to listen to Fr. Robert Barron’s homily. Fr. Barron, as he often does, spends most of his reflection examining the link between the old testament reading about the anointing […]

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Below is an extended clip from the movie The Gospel of John. The first 2 minutes or so deals with our reading for this weekend which I have included below the clip. The entire 7 minutes is worth watching as we prepare to explore the story of a king like no other.   Gospel John  18:33b-37 […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Christ the King (Year B) (Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33-37) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many […]

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You have to admit that is an impressive title for a blog posted here at the Itinerant Preacher! Perhaps this proves that the two years of Latin taught to me by the Jesuits was not wasted. Alas they may have been as I ‘borrowed’ this headline from a blog called Rorate-Caeli (which I think means […]

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A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her small daughter was very sick with a fever.  She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication. She got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys in the car. She didn’t know what to […]

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What is a friend Charlie Brown?

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My wife and I love each other. I rub her back and she massages my ego. When he who lives in a glass house invites he who is without sin for dinner, bad things can happen. You can’t stop progress, but you can unplug a good chunk of it. A chrysanthemum by any other name […]

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I was musing on All Saints Day about the possibility that we are all saints. It seems Henri Nouwen wondered about similar possibilities. We often limit the Church to the organization of people who identify themselves clearly as its members. But the Church as all people belonging to Christ, as that body of witnesses who […]

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