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I had the honour to talk to a spirit-filled gorup of teachers yesterday and promised them I would post a copy of the presentation here at the bog so her it is! Please click on the link below: The 4 Non Negotiables of Faith Sept 2015

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“Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. Mark Chapter 9 I have […]

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The traditional view of the table of the last supper:                         Another way to look at it:

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Here is a story I found while wondering around the internet written by author Kent Nerburn. As you take a moment to read it I sill share the conclusion the Mr. Nerburn offers  when he observes: “We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware, beautifully […]

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“No daylight to separate us. Only kinship. Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves will be erased. […]

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“Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.”― Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Below is a story of compassion and empathy. I have had the honour of knowing […]

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Click here for a printer friendly copy. Let me start by making a confession. It is advent after all and a time of preparation, and I have been carrying this secret with me since childhood, and it is time to get it off my back. Since grade school, I have never liked the character of […]

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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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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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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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Some wisdom from my old (and I mean old) friend Harry who sent me this: Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica ? Where do they go? Wonder no more ! ! ! It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which […]

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Here is a homily from a few weeks ago on the 11th Sunday in Ordinary time. My friend deacon Robert Kinghorn talks passionately about our God of many chances. Deacon Rob told me that he was not particularly inspired by Fr. Robert Barron’s (click here to listen to Fr. Barron’s homily)  take on these readings, […]

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