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Gift #4: Eric

Eric works at the Dodge dealership, and I met him when one of our mini-vans had a part recall back in January. He works at the counter, so deals with customers coming in and out. He seemed to be in … Continue reading

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The Imprint of the Past

Each person is a book of life. We carry so much more within us than we wear on the surface. There is a history behind each person, a past so personal, because each person is unique and unrepeatable. While at … Continue reading

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How did we get Here?

My dear friend, Remember the evenings we spent together in a small room in a parish hall?  Our kids were playing in a room next door and we gathered together every Thursday night, a bunch of moms trying to sort … Continue reading

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Christ the Gate

Today the gospel tells us that Christ is the gate and the shepherd. We are the flock. We need our shepherd to guide us to heaven. We need to stay close to Him and also stay as a group to … Continue reading

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Why can’t women lead the Catholic Church as priests

When our ancestors first inhabited the earth, the definitions of feminism and Marxism were unknown. As centuries passed, we can tell by the history of human evolution that this changed. Women were considered imperfect and weak creatures for a long … Continue reading

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The grass

“There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love–every man works his oar voluntarily! ”  St. Francis de Sales     One of the disadvantages of being the youngest is getting the household chores when your older siblings go off … Continue reading

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Live the Present to the Full

St Irenaeus is famously attributed with the phrase “The glory of God is man fully alive.” God wants us to live the present to the full. There’s the danger of getting stuck in the past or worrying about the future … Continue reading

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patron saint origins

Ever wonder how a saint becomes the “patron saint” of something? What did Anthony find to become patron saint of lost things? Or Jude, the patron saint of lost causes – what did he lose to claim his title? And … Continue reading

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Walking with Christ

Jesus in the gospel today finds his disciples walking away from Jerusalem. At times, we can think that all seems to be going really well, but all the sudden a fork in the road appears and we continue along the … Continue reading

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Small town global

I’ve been hearing for years that the world is getting smaller, that we live in a global community.  And it is true, right in a small American town, in a small American state. This week, teaching a short course to … Continue reading

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