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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

The gospel from this past weekend was Luke’s story about the Our Farther which is also found in Matthew Chapter 6. Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished,one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” Here are two reflections on […]

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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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They say plagiarism is stealing from one source, and research is stealing from many. In this, my summer of St. Paul I have to be honest and say that much of my thinking about the apostle to the gentiles is based on a 10 hour (yes I said 10 hours) reflection by Franciscan priest Richard […]

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Please click here for a printer friendly copy. A few weeks back I found myself on a bit of an archeological expedition. The trip did not require any real hardship or adventure. It was not a tale like one finds in an Indiana Jones movie. Instead, it took place in the living room of my […]

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To understand Paul one has to understand his passion around proclaiming the “Mystery of Faith”. We touch on that mystery at every mass, although the words have changed a bit the acclimation of the mystery remains the same. Below is a Q&A about the Memorial Acclimation in the New Roman Missal: Q. We notice that […]

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One of the reasons we know so much about Saul from Tarsus is that after his transformational experience while on the road to Damascus, he started to write letters using the name Paul. The art of writing and reading long letters seems to be dying. A major challenge for many of  us Catholics is that our […]

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I am into my tenth year as a deacon. I am likely approaching my 100th Sunday preaching gig. For all of this time, I have avoided the second reading almost entirely. Sure there would be an occasional mention of a line, but I have not yet had the courage to speak about Paul, his writings […]

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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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I never really remember my parents talking about ‘quality time’. This little piece of modern-day jargon masquerading it seems to me as wisdom was the creation of my generation. It came about as we started to over schedule our lives to such an extent; we thought it would be a good idea to pencil in […]

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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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It is race weekend in Toronto and year 23 (maybe 24) of a tradition in our family where my now grown son, and I make the trek to the Lakeshore to watch the Indy cars race. It is hard to explain to non-racing fans why we would do this, in fact, I am at times […]

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I was wandering around Fr. Philip Chircop’s great website A-Mused and came across this clip by “Kid President.” If you have a few minutes take a moment to find some inspiring words from this young guy who departs wisdom for the ages. After all “It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”

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A couple of friends of mine sent me two links to stories about Fr. Greg Boyle who is a person I have come to admire for his work with gangs in LA. It is more than his work however that interests me about Fr. Greg. It is his grasp of the gospel and how we […]

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