Monthly Archives: August 2016

Religious profession

Fr. Simon: Br. John, tell us about your two years of Novitiate. Br. John: It has been a time to deepen in my knowledge and love of Christ. Everything has taken on a much deeper spiritual significance. Fr. Simon: What … Continue reading

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Communion: Defined

The word “Communion” can mean so many different things in the Church: we have the Communion rite at Mass, we call the Eucharist “Communion,” we talk about communion in a group, communion with the Pope, communion with the poor and … Continue reading

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Path to Heaven

Over the past few weeks the gospels have been warning us in a positive way for eternity. Today the liturgy tells us how to make it – humility. Humility is the only way to have communion with God. God is … Continue reading

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Led by the Holy Spirit

“[Renounce] the attempt to plan and control everything to the last detail, and instead [let the Holy Spirit] enlighten, guide and direct us, leading us wherever he wills.” – Pope Francis Fr. Ron May, pastor of St. Dominic’s in Southington, … Continue reading

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Louisiana in need

Long as I remember the rain been comin’ down Clouds of mystery pourin’ confusion on the ground. Good men through the ages tryin’ to find the sun. And I wonder still I wonder who’ll stop the rain. I went down … Continue reading

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Love the children?

We share the same biology, regardless of ideology. Believe me when I say to you, I hope the Russians love their children too — Sting The Cold War threatened the destruction of humanity.  A musician wrote of his love for … Continue reading

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The summer of rage in the Year of Mercy

Summer 2k16 has shaken all of us in some way or another… the instability of politics, the violence of terrorist attacks, the arguments over the direction the church is going and so many other things have polarized our communities in … Continue reading

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Love Creates

Our pilgrimage group visited Auschwitz late last month. Seeing the gas chambers with our own eyes brought home the horrendous reality of history. We asked ourselves, “How could a person become able to inflict such suffering and death on another?” … Continue reading

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“An International Encounter”

We had the realization all at once. Out of the 9 people in the room, there were 6 countries represented: United States, Mexico, Spain, Hungary, France, and El Salvador. Each week for our Encounter with Christ, during our final vows … Continue reading

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a view from the asphalt

Last Saturday I officiated at my second wedding, and it was beautiful. Well, except for the fact that the wedding was at 6pm, and the priest showed up at exactly 6pm. And the rest of the story is… I was trying … Continue reading

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