Monthly Archives: October 2009

Who is Your Favorite Saint?

Tomorrow is All Saints Day, as I am sure you know.  Brings to mind the question, “Who is your favorite saint?” Most of us I suspect will name one of the canonized saints. For me for many years during my childhood, … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Fear

I will be preaching the weekend of November 7-8 about the power of the mercy and grace and presence of God in our lives.  Been working on the homily the last couple of days. I was surprised to see an … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Lord, take me where you want me to go; let me meet who you want me to meet; tell me what you want me to say and keep me out of your way.” — Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM

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Our Faith is not about Sin; Its about Mercy.

The Catholic New Service is running a story about Margaret Mary McCullough of Lubbock, Texas who recently forgave the killer of her husband. She has been a vibrant witness of the primacy of mercy and forgiveness in our faith.  Violence ultimately … Continue reading

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My apologies for the blog recently.  I have been having a lot of server and data corruption problems, so I haven’t been able to post, and some of my posts have been lost.  Luckily, I have a great computer fixer upper … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Let all here, great and small, be assured of our readiness to serve them according to the Spirit of the Lord.” — Pope John Paul I, 3 Sept 78. This quote is taken from Papa Luciani’s homily at his installation.  I was there, … Continue reading

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Antsy in Madison

I have been in Madison, Wisconsin since Monday morning.  I will be here for another day.  Accumulating continuing education credits for my licenses as a clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. I dislike intensely hotel rooms. They … Continue reading

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The Right to Health Care

Just in case you may be of the opinion that health care is a commodity that should be bought and sold, and we should receive what we are able to pay for, either as individuals or as communities, take a … Continue reading

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A Deacon for Two Months

It has been almost two months since ordination. What is remarkable is not so much anything new I have done or will do in the near future; rather it is the change that has seemed to occur in me. I … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor disturbance.” — St. Francis of Assissi

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St. Teresa of Avila

Today’s memorial is of St. Teresa of Avila. She was a virgin and a doctor of the Church, noted for her writings in spiritual theology. Pope Paul VI gave her the title of “Doctor,” back in 1970. In today’s Office … Continue reading

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Papa Luciani on Humility

Pope John Paul I once said, “To be good, however, it is necessary to be in place before God, before our neighbor and before ourselves. Before God, the right position is that of Abraham, who said: ‘I am only dust … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Put aside your garments, that is worldly riches, so that you may not fall victim to the adversary and that you may enter the kingdom of heaven by the rough road and narrow gate.” — St. Clare of Assissi An … Continue reading

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Parish Dinners

I don’t know how many of my readers are from small rural parishes from the Midwest, but if you are then you know about parish dinners. They are multi-faceted affairs. Ostensibly, they are exist to raise some money for important … Continue reading

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Another Laudable Quote for Today

“Love is a mutual self-giving that ends in self-recovery. You recover God, and He recovers you.” — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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