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Monthly Archive for April, 2014

A special friend sent me this and it has some thoughtful images about a life worth sharing. Life is like a journey on a train…with its stations…with changes of routes…and with accidents! At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some […]

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This Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter

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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Click here for printer friendly copy. When I get a chance to speak to faith groups, and I would count you folks here today as people of faith, I often like to ask two questions: 1) Do you believe everything Jesus teaches in the New Testament? 2) Do you have an unwavering and certain faith? […]

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While I was wandering around the Internet this week preparing for my homily, I stumbled across this article in The Catholic World Report with the above-noted title. The author started this article with this observation about faith from Pope Francis at last summer’s World Youth Day: Papa Francisco is full of surprises….This This summer; he […]

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Go in Peace or Not so much!

                             

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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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Click here to listen to Kelley Mooney’s story about how she came to write  this version of Hallelujah using the music of Leonard Cohen. She adapted it to tell the story of the Passion and Resurrection. (Sorry you will have skip the ad that proceeds the video.) The lyrics are below: “Hallelujah”  adapted by Kelly […]

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They are assembled around him, troubled and confused. He seems withdrawn, as if, strangely, he were flowing past those to whom he had belonged. The old aloneness comes over him. It had prepared him for his deep work. Now once again he will go out to the olive groves. Now those who love him will […]

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Pope Francis early in his pontificate  decided to let both his words and actions speak. Many of the faithful were shocked when he left the walls of the Vatican on Holy Thursday to wash the feet of young prisoners. The shock was even more seismic in nature because he washed the feet of a Muslim […]

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When I was much younger, I was fascinated by James Burke and his quirky show called Connections. He had a unique way to answer the question: How did we get here? Wherever here might be. I will be giving the homily on Holy Thursday and for some reason, James Burke came into my mind as […]

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Read it through to the end, it gets better as you go! I’ve learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sings “Silent Night”. Age 5 I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7 I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they […]

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In this short video Dr. Brown illustrates why empathy trumps sympathy. While empathy may be the better thing it is also the harder thing which is why many of opt for the road more easily traveled. Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others; they are diametrically […]

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Some Wisdom from our friends over at  KarmaTube: Some days, you need to remind yourself about what’s truly important in life. So sit back with a cup of your favorite beverage and give yourself a few minutes to savor this sweet video, which gives you a prescription for happiness in two minutes, starting with “show […]

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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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