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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a fraction of a pixel […]

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Every year at many Catholic churches there are small faith groups meeting  and exploring the Rite of Christian Initiation  of Adults (RCIA) . I had the had the honor of being with the RCIA group at St. Patrick’s Parish and talk about –The last 4 (+1) things- the topics of Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell & […]

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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 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 Catholic. […]

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Click here for a Printer Friendly copy. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, which means advent is up next. Advent is that time of preparation for the “incarnation” of God. The Incarnation is defined by the Catholic Encyclopedia as a mystery, and the dogma of the Word made Flesh. Perhaps an easier […]

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I stumbled across Rev. Mark Roberts a few years ago when I was working on a version of the Stations of the Cross from the perspective of Dismas the Good Thief. He was gracious enough, along with his wife Linda, to allow us to use Linda’s paintings of the biblical stations for this work. Here […]

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“[The] wonderful irony at the heart of the Christian proclamation: the King of the Universe is a crucified criminal, who utterly spends himself in love.” Fr. Robert Barron    

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As I prepare for the homily this weekend I am struck by the “last words of Christ” as the gospel is Luke’s famous encounter between Jesus and the penitent thief- St. Dismas- when our Lord promises this convicted criminal that “today you will be with me in paradise.” Two other scenes that may be a […]

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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 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 Catholic. […]

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Then [the criminal] said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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I had the opportunity today to speak to the teachers at Blessed Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School and since this was a “Faith Day” I picked the topic of faith as the theme. I know very creative of me. I invited them to drop by the website to have a look at some […]

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Happiness 101-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. 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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In his homily yesterday my friend Fr. Russell quoted from the poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon. Fr. Russell did a wonderful job of tying our remembrance of those who sacrificed in our “great” wars to pain of the woman who witnessed the death of her sons in the first reading. Today we remember […]

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Think about it….

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I found the following post by “Arthur” in my weekly newsletter from my friends at http://www.awakin.org/ . It is an important lesson for anyone involved in ‘helping ministry’. Arthur shared the following: I was going through my wallet in the grocery line to pay for the groceries I had selected when I noticed the woman […]

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