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My friend Bill Radigan is a fellow deacon who has chosen to walk with those touch by crime as part of the Friends of Dismas ministry. Below is a homily he recently preached that focuses on a number of interactions he has had with folks on the margins of our society. It speaks to the […]

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I am starting to consider that the second most important book on Christianity, I have ever read, after the Bible, is Fr. Greg Boyle’s “Tattoos on the Heart“. Perhaps I feel this way about the book because of my own work as part of the community we call the Friends of Dismas, or it might […]

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Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. Aristotle Aristotle  (384 BC – 322 BC)was a Greek philosopher and  a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.  Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in […]

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This video is a bit longer than what I usually post but if you have 12 minutes this is well worth your time. At age 108, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer still practices piano for 3 hours every day. At age 104, she had a book written about her life: “A Garden Of Eden In […]

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What is a friend Charlie Brown?

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Click Here for a Printer-friendly copy: 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B The following story comes from the book the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Dr. Stephen Covey uses this well know tale as an illustration of what he calls principles or the natural laws of life. It is a true story told […]

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I had the pleasure of attending my mother-in-law’s birthday bash yesterday. As the old saying goes, she is “one in a million”. In fact, even though she was one of 12 children, I believe God broke the mold when he sent Pearl to be in this world. One of the things I noticed is that […]

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Whenever I perform a wedding I always talk about the love story of Carl and Ellie from the movie UP. Below is another tale of of love until death do us part. This cartoon is about real life couple Danny and Annie.. Funny, touching, and incisive, Danny and Annie are unusually thoughtful and candid in […]

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Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. -Stephen Covey Stephen Covey is one of my favorite authors. He gave us The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I would easily place this in my […]

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We have left behind the liturgical seasons of Lent (Purple), Easter & Solemnities (White) and Pentecost (Red), and we find ourselves back, as the Irish like to say, to the wearing of the green of Ordinary time. What happens during these most ordinary of times? One answer to this question is that it is in […]

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As noted in my last post I spent the weekend at the Indy-Car race in Toronto with my son. We figured this may have been our 20th race (we missed 2 over the past 20+ years, so we are never quite sure.) It was a chance to catch up with some folks we see every […]

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Gone Racing

It  is Indy weekend here in Toronto and that means I will be taking a few days off. Car racing is a strange spectator spot indeed. Here are a few of the ‘attractions’: It is loud to be sure; Even with good seats, and after 20+ years we have some of the best, you only […]

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The St. Patrick’s Friends of Dismas group met last night for our annual evening of thanksgiving. We were joined by TJ and Tyrone who are members of the Dismas Fellowship. They came to thank the parishioners of St. pat’s for thier generosity and kindness. I found the following story on a Kerry Robinson’s  blog Love […]

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