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Monthly Archive for February, 2013

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 […]

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I was reading a book last month where the author Brennen Manning argued that “everything is grace.” I then stumbled upon this 10-minute  video (mostly in subtitles) that details the story about a man named Will Agustin, and it details the story of his dream- to build a helicopter. As you may have guessed the […]

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Best Mates for Life

This reminds me of one of my best friends! Don’t worry Rob I will not mention any names. I certainly will not  highlight that you are Scottish and I will avoid the stereotype references to the Scots being tight although that might have something to do with the ending of this touching story. But the […]

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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 […]

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Canada is on a march to increased minimum sentences. The mood for taking discretion out of the hands of judges is stronger than ever especially with some highly controversial decisions  of late. Here is a story that at least should give us some cause to wonder if we are doing the right thing. Everyone’s story […]

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One of the things that I love doing as a deacon is marry young people. Rule number 1 in the Wedding Presides handbook is never lose control of the “vows” – if you do then all “heck” can break out.

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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 […]

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Like most of the world, I awoke this morning  to the news that Pope Benedict was stepping down. A resignation of a sitting Pope is extremely rare: the last Pope to step aside was Pope Gregory XII, who resigned in 1415 amid a schism within the Church. Listening to the various talk shows around town, […]

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Over the next few weeks, I want to share a few posts from “uber” blogger Leo Babauta. I am at the point where I need to start over on my New year’s resolutions. This means it is time to visit Leo on his blog- Zen Habits. This is a place I go from time to […]

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”~Albert Einstein Click here for more about  Albert Einstein    

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Below is a homily from my deacon friend and elder, Robert Kinghorn. I have always enjoyed Robert’s sharing about the small Christian community in Scotland called the Community of the Transfiguration. Here is a homily Robert delivered a few weeks past on the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. It is a message worth thinking about. […]

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    “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”- The Buddha

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) (Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s […]

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One of my all time favorite people in the world and a great Mom sent me this poster. There is a great deal of wisdom & truth in this exchange between a mother and her son.

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