Monthly Archives: March 2012

Quote for the Day

“When a crystal is touched or struck by the rays of the sun, it gives forth brilliant sparks of light. When a man of faith is touched by the light of God’s grace, he too must give forth sparks of … Continue reading

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Church of the Week

St. Michael’s Catholic Church Pine Island, Minnesota

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Minnesota Marriage Minute # 12

Here is the next video on this topic, this one focused on the impact on the economy in Minnesota. Please go to the polls this November and vote “yes” on the Marriage Protection Amendment. Remember, leaving it blank counts as … Continue reading

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Protecting Marriage and Respecting the Homosexual Man or Woman

A brother deacon yesterday afternoon as the retreat was winding down and we were sitting at lunch, reminded me of something I had said to him weeks ago but never finished explaining. I had commented that the current effort to change … Continue reading

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On Retreat

I have been on our annual diaconal retreat. Blogging, thus, has been impossible. A diaconal blessing on all who run across these pages. Deacon Bob

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Bishop Quinn Interviewed by EWTN News

I’d  like to draw your attention to an article in the National Catholic Register (www.ncregister.com/daily-news/minnesota-bishop-is-encouraged-by-young-peoples-quest-for-truth/) in which my bishop, John Quinn of Winona is interviewed. In this article, he speaks of the youth desiring the truth over self-centered relativism. The … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Let us begin to do good, for as yet we have done little.” – St. Francis of Assisi

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Minnesota Marriage Minute # 11

Let us continue to work to protect marriage in Minnesota by speaking out and going to the polls this fall to support the Marriage Protection Amendment. Prayers are needed too!

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Church of the Week

St. Agatha Catholic Church Coates, Minnesota

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Pilgrimage to Kalaupapa

I made a pilgrimage last week to Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. This is the place were St. Fr. Damien lived and worked with patients with Hansen’s disease, more popularly known as leprosy. Fr. Damien was canonized in 2009 … Continue reading

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Reflections In An Airport

I have an hour to spend sitting in an airport. I am finishing a long overdue reunion of sorts. The hour is late but the flights home will be long. To be witness the tangibility of human entanglements not only … Continue reading

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Reunions

There can be a certain apprehension about overdue reunions. The kind of apprehension that is rather visceral. Not exactly psychological. Perhaps it is the mixture of the once-known with the now unknown. Memories vs the realities of what is now. … Continue reading

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Aloha!!

Blogging will be a rarity for the next few days as I am in the Aloha state. Seems like I have to buy one of those Hawaiian shirts. Everyone wears them here….. Blessings to all of you.

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Quote for the Day

“I believe very firmly that you know well that the kingdom of heaven is promised by the Lord only to the poor and to them it is given, because when the heart is set on some temporal thing the fruit … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent

Here is my homily for this weekend. The audio will be added, hopefully, in a day or so. Blessings, Deacon Bob UPDATE: Here is the audio: 3rd Sunday of Lent – Cycle B Third Sunday of Lent – Cycle B Ex 20: … Continue reading

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