Monthly Archives: November 2013

ADVENT HEADLINE: The Church is not the Kingdom

“… mercy is paramount, proportion is necessary, and what counts is inviting the faithful in.    ….  cast aside historical customs if they do not communicate the faith.”     Pope Francis … (The Joy of the Gospel) Years ago at a conference … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Paradise?

For many years THE TODAY SHOW had a special annual feature entitled, “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?”  Each year, co-host, Matt Lauer would spend a week traveling across the world to exotic locations.  Each morning, the camera would … Continue reading

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Present yourselves as a model

What you are doing speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you are saying. I remember years ago when a speaker at a pre-marriage session told the following story:  I put money into a soft drink machine.  One of the quarters … Continue reading

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Resurrection means ……….

In the Gospel selection for this weekend [Luke 20:27-38], we know that the Sadducees are not really interested in learning more about the resurrection — they are intent on trying to cause Jesus to stumble into saying something that would … Continue reading

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A boy in a yellow shirt

Once again, Pope Francis provides an image for this week’s reflection.  Did you see the story and the picture of the young Colombian boy, abandoned by his parents and adopted by an Italian couple, took to the stage during a … Continue reading

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