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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Here is my homily for this weekend.  God bless all! 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle A February 25/26, 2017 Isaiah 49: 14-15; 1Cor 4: 1-5; Mt 6: 24-34   Jesus tells us today not to worry about money, … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

Here is my homily from this morning’s Mass. God bless! I fell in love with the Book of Sirach, which we are reading this week as our first reading at Mass, back in my freshman year in college. Back then, I was required … Continue reading

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The Summary of the Extra-Ordinary Synod on the Family

Here is an unofficial translation of the Italian original of the “Relatio” which is a working document meant to summarize the Synod’s discussion to date. I repeat, this is a working document, which means it is not representative of any … Continue reading

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The Plight of Iraqi Christians Grows More Desperate

With each passing day, the plight of Iraqi Christians grows more grave. They are fleeing by the thousands out of ancient Christian cities in northern Iraq and heading on foot across the desert toward a city and a mountain seeking … Continue reading

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Archdiocese of Oklahoma City responds to the scheduled Black Mass

I posted yesterday about the scheduled “Black Mass” in Oklahoma City in the near future. The bishops of that State are forcefully speaking out against this sacriligious and highly dangerous event. The bishop of Tulsa responded as noted in yesteday’s … Continue reading

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A letter from Bishop Slattery – Countering with Prayer the proposed Black Mass in Oklahoma City

Satan continues his work in our society. You may have heard that a Black Mass is scheduled to take place in Oklahoma City in the near future. The bishop of the neighboring diocese of Tulsa is calling on all his clergy and … Continue reading

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Satanic “Black Mass” to be conducted on Harvard campus

You may have already read in the press that a “Black Mass” is planned and will occur on the campus of Harvard University. Initially, a representative of the group who will be doing this indicated that a consecrated Host from … Continue reading

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The Lord Has Risen!

There is no doubt about it. The Lord has risen! The tomb was found empty not by one witness but by many. Jesus in fact appeared to Peter and Mary Magdalene. He ate real food with his Apostles. My friends, … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Every so often, I post random thoughts on this weblog. Usually when I have a few unexpected moments to my self. So here goes a few more. Topic One: I often hear the argument that “there isn’t enough money” to … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Christmas Coats

This Christmas day brings to mind two wintery moments that occurred at this time of year, both several years ago. Christmas gifts that, if one views them with the eyes of faith, were appearances of the Christ in the disguised … Continue reading

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The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is a remarkable story that occured nearly 500 years ago.Here is an excerpt from Catholic Online about Our Lady’s appearance to St. Juan Diego near Tepayac hill near what is … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts….

Another Sunday morning completed, and a bright sunny afternoon ahead. There is so much ahead, if I let myself go there in my mind. A wake in a couple of days, a communion service, a business trip, a busy week … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“In Jesus, I begin to discover the truth about myself, my true identity, my real relationships with others. Like Jesus, I am a beloved son or daughter, someone with whom the Father is well pleased!” — Marie Beha, OSC

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FYI

It has been very difficult to blog in recent weeks. To say I have been busy is an understatement, but it is the reason for the paucity of posts. I spent several days last week in Mundelein, Illinois at St. … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Prayer is the cup for drinking the grace of the Holy Spirit from the abundant fountain of delight, the Blessed Trinity.” — St. Bonaventure, OFM

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