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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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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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Here is a homily from my friend Deacon Rob Kinghorn which I am sure was delivered with great passion for the weekend of the 6th Sunday of Ordinary time. The gospel reading is from Matthew’s version of the Sermon on the Mount which many itinerant preachers consider to be the greatest sermon ever told. In […]

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I have been a Catholic all my life. It is all I really know, and I am sure that there are many aspects of being RC that I have long ago simply taken for granted. As I reflected on this question, the answer started to become clear. I would miss the sacraments. As Catholics, we […]

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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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Please click here for a printer friendly copy. I was sitting with a friend of mine at a Dismas Fellowship dinner a while back and I was watching him try on a new pair of shoes. Bobby (not his real name), is a gentle giant of a man. His feet are size 16 and 4E […]

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The Easter Triduum refers to the three days where we come together as a Christian family to remember the passion of the Lord and celebrate the resurrection on the third day. It is also a time for us Catholics to welcome new members into the community at the Easter Vigil which takes place after sunset […]

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Please click here for a Printer Friendly Copy A few weeks ago, I had the honour of being the sponsor for my nephew’s confirmation.  The celebrant was Fr. Liborio Amaral. Fr. Liborio is a wonderfully enthusiastic priest and you could tell he was deeply committed to seeing that these young folks had an understanding of […]

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Matthew 25: 31-40: The Judgment of the Nations. “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations  will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the […]

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Here is a short video that explains the history of this feast day. As you listen to it you might notice how little seems to have changed since 1925. (Hit the “X” on the Google ads when they appear to get rid of them.)

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This week I finish preparing the homily for this coming weekend’s celebration of the final Sunday of the liturgical year which the Church has proclaimed to be Christ the King Sunday. To get us started take a moment and have a read of this short summary of this feast from our friends at Wikipedia: Christ […]

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Last night at our Friends of Dismas small faith sharing group we explored Session 2 in our series on Compassion as we looked at the Golden Rule. We reflected on Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” […]

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A few months ago I was working on a homily which I ended up calling: What does it take to be a member of Christ’s church? . preparing for this sermon started me down a path of considering what might be considered the “non-negotiables” for being a follower of the “way”, a disciple of Christ. […]

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From this week’s gospel: The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech. They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with […]

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