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(Please click here for Printer friendly copy.) This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak the folks at St. Patrick’s Church in Mississauga. They are a warm and welcoming community. We are hopeful that a Friends of Dismas Ministry will take root in the parish under the leadership of Deacon Silverio. Here is the […]

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In yesterday’s “This Sunday” post we  find two interpretations of this week’s reading from two priests, Fr. Robert Barron and Fr. Scott Lewis, whom I highlight each week. Fr. Robert Barron could be considered a Catholic apologist (for more (and I mean more) on Apologetics click here.). In this homily, Becoming Fit for Worship, Fr. […]

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I was searching for a story of discipleship that would help bring the point of the homily into better focus. By coincidence I was reading a book by Karen Armstrong on the subject of compassion and I stumbled across Christina Noble. I have no idea if she is a Christian. I have searched the web […]

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A person close to me who knew I was preaching this weekend approached me and shared that the last line of this gospel reading was one of her favorites in all of the New Testament- ” And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” I started to reflect on the […]

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Regular visitors will know that each week (usually on Tuesday’s) I do my best to post a series of links to items that will help us prepare for the coming Sunday’s readings. One of the experts I call upon is Fr. Scott Lewis who writes each week for the Catholic Register. Fr. Lewis’ column is […]

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It has been a fascinating week. Preparing for the homily, dealing with our preoccupation with sin and hell  and a chance to appear on TV. When my friend Pedro Guevara Mann who works at Salt + Light TV, called and asked if I would appear on his show called Perspectives along with  my brother in […]

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Last Monday the St. Patrick’s Friends of Dismas group kicked off a study of the best selling book by Henri Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son- A Story of Homecoming. The theme of the first evening was- Encounter the Painting. The painting in question is Rembrandt’s famous portrayal of the parable which was one […]

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In this week’s second reading we are reminded that St. Paul spent much of his time as a prisoner: “I, Paul, an old man,and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus,urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,whose father I have become in my imprisonment…” My journey as an itinerant preacher was kicked into high […]

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