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Are You Synced?

Does this question confuse you?  It is a statement that has nothing to do with the dinner dishes. Rather, it is a question that the “young people” understand as a regular term in their vocabulary.  You know, those people who…

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Book Review – Sacred Fire, A Vision for Deeper Human and Christian Maturity by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI.

I was introduced a few years ago to Rolheiser when I read his book The Holy Longing.  His writing resonated with me and helped me to understand much about myself and spirituality.  I learned I was not the only person…

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Ask Me!

I had an idea for Easter. You know how folks will come to Midnight Christmas Mass and Easter Sunday Masses, but that will be it for the year. They might be inactive Catholics or not Catholic at all, but they…

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Ordinary Men

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God…

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Are You a Youthful Disciple?

What was it like when you first believed that Jesus has power over death? When you had that conversion that led to your personal relationship with Jesus Christ? For me, it was (literally and figuratively) a springtime. A new part…

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Not a Spook: An Opportunity for Discovery

Readings for April 19, 2015: Third Sunday of Easter In the heyday of the Roman Empire, the corruption of the times caused a wave of dissatisfaction to arise.  Many were disgusted with the gross sensuality of society and yearned for…

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But Who’s My Brother?!?

Ahhh!  The Easter season. I love it: buds peeking their way through the cold damp ground, longer days, and milder weather. It’s almost as if everyone comes out of hiding from the dark winter and into the brighter days of…

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A Winning Team: Pope Francis and Our Lady

What is the one thing that Pope Francis is rarely without? Hint: He always brings it with him and is seen wearing it in the majority of his pictures.  Give up?  It’s his smile.  Do an Internet search of images…

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Turning the Other Cheek

But I say this to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly. To anyone who slaps you on one cheek, present…

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Romance Has No Reason

I don’t believe the cultural attack on marriage is an accident. While we are making progress as a culture in some areas like respect for unborn life, there is little question that we are losing the importance of marriage.  There…