Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Everlasting Poor

“For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.” – John 12:8 “For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.” – Matthew 26:11  “For you always have … Continue reading

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Who Touched Me?

He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him.  There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she … Continue reading

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Sacred Ordinary Time

January comes and with it an end to the Christmas festivities.  The short days and cold temperatures begin to wear on us.  As we put away the Christmas decorations and settle in for a few more months of winter, the … Continue reading

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Pope on a Plane

I’ve come to believe the most dangerous place on earth for Pope Francis isn’t on earth at all but more like 30,000 feet above the earth in a jet. No, I’m not afraid the jet will crash or be hijacked.  … Continue reading

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Evangelical Experience in an Orphanage

While I was working in Beijing, China, I would often arrange for my company’s social responsibility programs to assist at the Catholic orphanage for handicapped children in the rural part of China.  Many of my local Chinese colleagues never had … Continue reading

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The Adulation of Hypocrisy

Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! – From the classic scene in Casablanca, made in 1942 Twenty years ago – January 17, 1998, news broke on Drudge that then-president Bill Clinton had “relations” with … Continue reading

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The Catholic Love of Life

While chatting with the kids from Sunday school, I asked them, “What do you want to be when you grow up”?  Some of the most popular answers were doctors, firemen, policemen etc., and why?  Because they can save people, save … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Flu

I have the flu. It hurts. I’m saying that not because I’m looking for sympathy. I’m just one of a few million people who have the flu. I mention it to put everyday life in perspective. Most of us have … Continue reading

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Epiphany in Hurt Park

Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world.   Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in … Continue reading

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Into the Promised Land — with Joshua

The Book of Joshua is an epilogue to the Pentateuch where Joshua finally led Israel into the Promised Land after being in the wilderness for 40 years.  Under the command of Joshua, Israel experienced a brief period of spiritual faithfulness … Continue reading

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