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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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Click here for original post on Bronnie Ware’s Book: Top Regrets of the Dying Click here: Printer Friendly copy of speech to Brebeuf Graduates June 2014 Here is a the text of a speech I recently gave at my Alma mater Brebeuf College School on June 27,2014. It was quite an honour to return after […]

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Here is a prayer composed by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw in honour of Bishop Oscar Romero. For those involved in outreach ministry of any type to the marginalized it is a wonderful reminder of why we are called and perhaps more importantly what we are not called to do. A Step Along the Way […]

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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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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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Matthew 3:13-17: The Baptism of Jesus 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to […]

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304. What is a sacrament according to the Baltimore Catechism A sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. 1131. What is a sacrament according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is […]

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I posted this last year right at this time as I prepared for the homily on the Baptism of the Lord. It seems like a good way to begin this week’s reflections by taking a trip back in time to define what we mean by baptism. Those of us old enough will remember, with either […]

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1954 + 60 = 2014

When I was much younger, I remember buying my Dad one of the very first electronic calculators around. It was a simple four function (add/subtract/multiply/divide) machine, and if I remember correctly it cost us around $250, which is about $1,600 in today’s dollars. I liked to put in my birth year- 1954 and calculate things […]

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I was sitting at my computer doing the best I could to use my time wisely and spent most of Wednesday completing my homily. When I was finished typing I had 1,800 words, which meant I had to lose about 500 of them if I was to have any hope of talking for less than […]

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A couple of friends of mine sent me two links to stories about Fr. Greg Boyle who is a person I have come to admire for his work with gangs in LA. It is more than his work however that interests me about Fr. Greg. It is his grasp of the gospel and how we […]

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Brennan Manning April 27, 1934 – April 12, 2013 If there was a model of the modern day itinerant preacher it might well be Brennan Manning. This alcoholic , ex-priest, divorced wanderer might seem to be an odd role model. Henri Nouwen talks about the Wounded Healer and Brennan was exactly that. He was deeply […]

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Canada is on a march to increased minimum sentences. The mood for taking discretion out of the hands of judges is stronger than ever especially with some highly controversial decisions  of late. Here is a story that at least should give us some cause to wonder if we are doing the right thing. Everyone’s story […]

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