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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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Thank You! Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who happens to log on to this weblog! Since I began Catholic Faith and Reflections in October 2008, I have placed over 1800 posts. Nearly 750,000 of you have spent some time here, and I am honored you … Continue reading

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Chrism Mass 2013

Here is a very nice video produced by my diocese featuring the Chrism Mass at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Winona. It is not just a taping of the Mass, but rather of the homily by Bishop Quinn, … Continue reading

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Fr. Emil Kapaun, Medal of Honor Recipient

President Obama recently gave the Medal of Honor to Capt. Fr. Emil Kapaun 60 years after his death in a North Korean POW camp. Fr. Kapaun was an Army chaplain and his story is absolutely remarkable. The Church has named … Continue reading

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Go and Do the Same

I can add nothing to this.  

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There are some who think this is the way to choose a pope

A bit of humor here.

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent – Cycle C

Here is my homily for this Sunday. Happy Advent! Audio:   4th Sunday of Advent – Cycle C  (New page will appear. Click on link, “4th Sunday of Advent – Cycle C.”) Text: 4th Sunday of Advent – Cycle C December … Continue reading

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Fr. Jay Jackson

My last post mentioned a friend of mine in Rome, Jay Jackson. I have never forgotten him largely because he believed in me at a time when I was discombobulated and because he played guitar very well. Fr. Jay died … Continue reading

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The New Look

After 1667 posts and nearly 660,000 visits, I have decided to change the theme page on this weblog. Thanks to WordPress, Catholic Faith and Reflections now has a new header depicting the baldichino and altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, a place dear … Continue reading

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From Here, Where?

There are many people who seem to be disoriented in the past month. Disoriented because of either: 1. Disbelief. They are dumbfounded with the results of the elections and the in-your-face, undeniable force of the tyranny of moral relativism born … Continue reading

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No, I Haven’t Died

I haven’t been posting because I am insanely busy. At the moment, I am sitting in a conference on how to treat psychopaths. Yes, I have had a few on my caseload over the years. In short, I have been … Continue reading

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Wait a Minute (or Two?)

Blogging is light in the past week. Responsibilities heavy. Besides trying to get a new deacon formation class up and running and all that entails, I have found myself on a diocesan pastoral planning task force on top of my … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Just

I spent a lot of time in airports a few days ago and had time to observe people. There was the Jamaican guy flirting with the waitress, the Chinese family with Chinese passports bantering back and forth, the maintenance man … Continue reading

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Almost Home…..

After only three hours of sleep, driving an hour and a half at 3:30 AM, catching two flights and one to go, I am almost home. The Courage conference was well attended, and I was able to listen to and … Continue reading

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