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Category Archive for 'Reflections from the Pulpit – Wandering with Deacon Mike'

Thanks to everyone who has been dropping by to see if I am alive. I have been away just wandering (Wow where did that 4 months go? ) as any good itinerant would do but I am back for now anyway. To be honest I need a place to post a video for a homily […]

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How many of you have seen the movie Forrest Gump? Made 20 years ago the movie focused on a man who had a unique quality. He always told the truth. It follows his life from childhood where things were not easy for Forrest because he was different. As a young man, he joins the US […]

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Several months ago, I had the opportunity to preach about the apostle we affectionately call doubting Thomas. After the homily, an interesting thing started to happen to me. Several people came into my life after the homily, and they all seemed to have the same basic question which circles around the idea of doubting God […]

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How many of you know what you were doing during the evening of April 17th of this year? If I told you that April 17th was a Thursday night this might help a bit, but if I added the word, Holy in front of Thursday that would assist some of you because on Thursday April […]

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As Pentecost approaches Pope Francis has been using his Wednesday general audiences as an opportunity to talk about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The clips below highlight his teaching on what is perhaps the most misunderstood gift- Piety. The first video is a news report about the audience that captures a few snippets of […]

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There seems to be many different interpretations of what the various gifts of the Holy Spirit are and what they mean and how we might use them in our lives as followers of the Christ. One curious thing about our God is that he gives these gifts freely, and he leaves it up to us […]

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Lets go with these gifts for the Pentecost homily:

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Here is a quick little video that provides a guide to Pentecost in two minutes:

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As I started to look into the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” in preparation for my upcoming Pentecost homily, I was reminded that the lists of these gifts seem to differ from place to place. As I roamed the Internet, I found that there are either 7 or 9 or as many as 20 gifts […]

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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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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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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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