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About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.

Check your engine

     “In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine … Continue reading

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Waiting for reward

“Know yourself, accept yourself, better yourself.”  (St. Augustine) During my 10 years of caddying, I had my eyes set on becoming “Caddy of the Year” at Forest Lake Country Club.  One of my older brothers, Jim, had reached this goal … Continue reading

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March for Life

“Abortion destroys the image of God.  It is the most terrible plague in our society, the greatest killer of love and peace.  Those little children still unborn have been created for bigger things: to love and to be loved.”  — … Continue reading

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A priest is a donkey?

“He must grow greater, I must grow less.” (Jn 3: 30) After making my first Profession of Religious Vows, a very holy priest reminded me, “Remember, Br. Michael, that you are a donkey.  You are carrying Christ in your heart … Continue reading

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Inspirational thoughts

“My greatest happiness is to be before the Blessed Sacrament, where my heart is, as it were, in Its center.” — St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Several years ago, as I was coming out of a Parish youth activity in Northern … Continue reading

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God chose it for himself

God chose it for himself.  Jesus could have been born from an olive tree, floated down from heaven or simply appeared on the public scene at the age of 30 and skipped the formality of being raised in a family … Continue reading

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Mass Matters!

Rain or shine, sleet or snow, my family would find a way to make it to 8:30 am Sunday Mass at St. Hugo of the Hills Parish in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  I actually remember putting on my snow boots, gloves, … Continue reading

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Do not walk backward in life

“I will not walk backward in life.” — J.R.R. Tolkien A mid-life crisis can tempt good people to revert back to the “good old days”, along with all of their bad habits. Looking up old girlfriends/boyfriends on social media, imitating … Continue reading

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Raising daughters…

Having been the guest at the table of hundreds of family dinners, I have generally observed that the eyes of a mom tend to be analytical and critical of their daughters behavior, and more admiring of their sons.  As a spiritual … Continue reading

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What can we ever really know…

What can you ever really know of other people’s souls—of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? — CS Lewis As a Catholic priest, I have a unique vision of human nature…people are totally transparent and open with me. Before judging … Continue reading

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