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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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Catching Up

I have been on a bit of a break for the past week. Well not a break so much as swamped with work, I let slide to the last minute. One of the reasons is that a week ago I made my annual pilgrimage to the Toronto Indy-car race with my son. This marks about […]

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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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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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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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One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Mother Teresa when she tells us: “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” This video tells the story of a […]

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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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Squish the Fish

This Sunday the forecast for Buffalo New York has ranged from 40 cm of snow to the upside of massive flooding. A few weeks back I made a promise to go to the Buffalo Bills football game against the hated Miami Dolphins with my son. Regardless of the forecast I guess a promise is a […]

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I had the opportunity to speak to a group of high school students at a symposium organized by my Alma mater Brebeuf College.  It is hard for me to believe that it has been 40 years since I graduated from Brebeuf. Where did the 40 years go? I invited them to drop by the website […]

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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 had the opportunity today to speak to the teachers at Blessed Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School and since this was a “Faith Day” I picked the topic of faith as the theme. I know very creative of me. I invited them to drop by the website to have a look at some […]

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I had a chance today to present some ideas about evangelizing the Good News to young folks as I spoke to a group of catechists and volunteers in Toronto. I invited them here to the blog to have a look at some of these past posts. Click here to listen to Fr. Ronald Rolheiser talks […]

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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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This week  I am working on my homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary time. Here is the line from the gospel that struck me: “The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones;and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones.”(Luke […]

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I never really remember my parents talking about ‘quality time’. This little piece of modern-day jargon masquerading it seems to me as wisdom was the creation of my generation. It came about as we started to over schedule our lives to such an extent; we thought it would be a good idea to pencil in […]

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