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Monthly Archive for October, 2013

Happiness 101: Beware of Envy

Juliana Breines is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. She writes for the blog Psych Your Mind, where she wrote a post called Five Ways to ease your envy.   As part of the Happiness 101 series I thought it might be good to look at things that get in the way of […]

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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 NEW! Click to Listen to 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 […]

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Here is Fr. Robert Barron’s take on the Pope’s recent interview with the Jesuits. I am noticing that when Pope Francis speaks, which is often in plain words that most of us in the pews understand, his comments are often followed by others in the church responding with assurances that regardless of what the Pope […]

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Happiness 101-Chinese Proverb

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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 NEW! Click to Listen to 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 […]

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(Please Click here for a Printer Friendly copy) Today’s gospel starts with the words: Jesus told his disciples a parable. The parable is one of the primary ways Jesus teaches his disciples. Jesus rarely provides a detailed explanation of the exact message of these stories. This means that they are often open to a wide […]

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The gospel this weekend starts with these words: “Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.” So why did Jesus use parables? What are parables? The definition below is from Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. and if you click here you will see his complete listing […]

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I posted this about a month ago before I changed my mind about the theme of September’s homily.It seems to fit with this coming Sunday’s theme so I thought I would run it by you one more time: At the risk of frustrating my theologian friends (if I have any), I wanted to provide folks […]

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This week’s gospel finds Jesus teaching us with a parable that some scholars call the Parable of the Persistent Widow. It starts this way: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was not a judge who […]

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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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Happiness 101

I found a list of quotes about happiness recently while wandering aimlessly around the Internet. Happiness has always been a subject that has fascinated me. As a deacon in a busy parish, I have been privileged to be able to celebrate with over 500 families the baptism of their children. The Rite of Baptism starts […]

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 Mother, help our faith! Open our ears to hear God’s word and to recognize his voice and call. Awaken in us a desire to follow in his footsteps, to go forth from our own land and to receive his promise. Help us to be touched by his love, that we may touch him in faith. […]

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