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Monthly Archive for March, 2014

I am off to a talk tomorrow about dying. That may not sound like a great way to spend an afternoon but it is death that gives life meaning I suppose. There would seem to nothing more futile than an immortal human exsistence. I ran across this 10 minute talk by Kathleen Taylor. Grab a […]

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We had a prolonged blackout just around Christmas time which was the result of a massive tree killing ice storm. Here is a scene that likely took place in households across the affected areas: We had a power outage at the house this morning and my PC, laptop, TV, DVD, iPad & my new surround […]

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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. Fr. […]

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My son sent me the story below and thought you folks might enjoy it.This story comes with several different endings and this is the one that caught his attention. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large […]

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Here is a powerful video which is self-explanatory. It is all the more meaningful given that we live in an era of designer everything including babies and “Tiger Moms” where perfection and achievement is the only standard. A special thanks to those parents who raise some of our most special kids.

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Check out my friends   photo blog Determination  at http://jdetermination.tumblr.com/

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Here are a couple of links from my talk on April 15th to the RCIA class at St. Patrick’s in Markham: The Triduum Year Slides The Way of the Cross with St. Dismas Please e-mail if you have any question at [email protected] .

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Folks today- March 14th- marks the 60th anniversary of my arrival on this earth. I wanted to send this message to my mother who is in heaven looking down on me and asking herself- How did my baby get to be so old! In honour of my mother- who was the one who did all […]

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A simple question for all who have some doubts about  this deep theological point:  If we are made in the image of God then what does the following video tell us? OK it’s not really proof that God laughs and I have no footnotes to prove the biblical sources for this theory but tell me […]

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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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I am just back from an extended car trip with my family. We drove about 4,000 km in total and many times had to find our way around an unfamiliar territory. Several years ago, we bought ourselves one of the newest toys on the market called a Global Positioning System or GPS for short. This […]

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The story of Jesus in the desert has resulted in many different interpretations. Yesterday I posted a reflection from Fr. Richard Rohr. Below is and insightful look at one possible meaning for this encounter between Jesus and a very cleaver fallen angel. “After his Baptism of penance in the Jordan, when he takes upon himself […]

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The following interpretation of the three great tests Jesus faces in this week’s gospel is adapted from Fr. Richard Rohr’s book Radical Grace: The First Temptation The first temptation of Christ was to turn stones into bread (Matthew 4:3). Sounds good, but this is likely our need to be immediately impressive and effective, successful, relevant, […]

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There are a many things that are important if one is to truly understand the teachings of Jesus the Christ. One of those is that we need to become comfortable with metaphors. Here is one definition of the word “metaphor”: Here are a few metaphors Jesus uses to describe the Kingdom of Heaven: ·       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. Fr. […]

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