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Monthly Archive for May, 2013

I find myself at a conference. In my previous business life this would not be anything out of the ordinary. In fact I spent the last 10 years of my carrer organizing large and expensive gatherings for folks selling large and expensive computers to customers with large budgets and expensive tastes. I find myself referencing […]

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I am away at a meeting this weekend for Community Chaplains. I thought I might re-post some earlier stories and stumbled upon this long (sorry about that) homily I wrote a number of years ago. I have learned some about writing better homilies, I hope, but I love the metaphor of the Ministry of the […]

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“Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and Joy. Amen”

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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 every human organization the Church is constantly in danger of corruption.  As soon as power and wealth come to the Church, manipulation, exploitation, misuse of influence, and outright corruption are not far away. How do we prevent corruption in the Church? The answer is clear:  by focusing on the poor.  The poor make […]

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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  titled, “Of Pharisees, Pots, Bronze Kettles, Liturgical Rubrics, Cups, And Cats”.  The article is a gentle reminder […]

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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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  Ignatius of Laodicea  (adapted by Philip Chircop) Word art | Philip Chircop Please visit Fr. Philips’s website A-Mused

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Wisdom about Motherhood

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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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Click here for a Printer Friendly Copy.  “So what do we do now?” This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord. This is a special weekend to preach on this topic here at St. Patrick’s because of our large stain glass window that depicts this event in living and vibrant colour. […]

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I was at a funeral service recently, and it was led by Pastor Mike. At the two hour mark my Mennonite friend whispered in my ear, “Mike there is a lot to be said for the Catholic Mass.” The theme I am kicking around for this week’s homily on the Ascension of our Lord is: […]

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In a scene at the very end of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus gives us a “great commission” which in part answers the question raised by the disciple in the stain glass window who upon seeing Jesus ascend into heaven asks his friend , “What do we do now? The Great Commission Matthew 28 (16-20) Then the […]

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