Monthly Archives: August 2013

Faith does not brag, gloat, or toot its horn

As a high school senior preparing to go off to college on a full scholarship, my father gave me bits of advice — one statement:  On your way up the ladder of success, be nice to the people who you pass … Continue reading

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R U Saved?

Are you saved?  Am I saved?  There was a time period years ago when many of us Catholics were bombarded with this question.  Laity wondered what this expression “to be saved” meant.  Clergy looked for a way to help parishioners … Continue reading

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Are we setting the world on fire?

This weekend’s Gospel [Luke 12:49-53] is one that has brought questions to me since my years in seminary-college. Do you think I have come to establish peace on earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division.  From now on a … Continue reading

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The treasure in our heart

This weekend’s Gospel selection[Luke 12:32-48] is the perfect sequel to last weekend’s message — it could easily be titled — Be Rich in things that Matter, II. Where your heart is, there is your treasure —- where your treasure is, there … Continue reading

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Be rich in what matters to God

This week our Diocese of Lake Charles buried Bishop Jude Speyrer, the founding bishop of our Diocese.  Though he retired in 2000 at the age of 71, for many of us, his passing signifies the ending of an era in … Continue reading

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