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Monthly Archive for April, 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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“As a general rule, I would say that human beings never behave more badly toward one another than when they believe they are protecting God. In the words of Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas, ‘People of the Book risk putting the book above people.’”— Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith

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What is the hurry?

“The great tragedy of speed as an answer to the complexities and responsibilities of existence is that very soon we cannot recognize anything or anyone who is not traveling at the same velocity as we are. We see only those moving in the same whirling orbit and only those moving with the same urgency. Soon […]

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  Several years ago while taking a course in spiritual direction the instructor had us think about a person(s) we judged to be of lesser character than ourselves. For me that was an easy if not a obvious choice. That person was Bill Clinton. Yes old “slick” Willy the former President of the United States. […]

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It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. –‘.  Erma Bombeck

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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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Below is a 10-minute video by Timber Hawkeye who has a very simple guide to happiness – 2 words: be grateful. Hawkeye takes a Zen Buddhist approach to how we can change ourselves and thereby change our world. It is a Christian approach as well as Jesus consistently taught his followers to be still, to […]

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On a recent road trip to Florida we encountered this sign posted outside one of the  Welcome Centers. It made me wonder why there is this raging debate in the US of A over Gun Control. As the sign clearly points out they seem to have it handled.

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Here is a video from the Jubilee Project.This project is the brain child of three young folks who make short films. They “believe that videos are a powerful catalyst for change. Their goal is to create entertaining videos that are fun to watch and that will inspire, enable and empower others to do good as […]

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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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My friend Bill Radigan is a fellow deacon who has chosen to walk with those touch by crime as part of the Friends of Dismas ministry. Below is a homily he recently preached that focuses on a number of interactions he has had with folks on the margins of our society. It speaks to the […]

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A Poem by Rajendra Tela,Nirantar God is with those who stay cool in a hot place, sweet in a sour place, and little in a big place Humility is their way to live life come what may they never give way they keep going on the path they have chosen

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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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This sign was  hanging near the cash register of a place we dropped into for lunch. It speaks for itself.

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