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About thegospelforliving

Retired Catholic Priest - now serving the community as a paralegal and charter school consultant.

Freedom from Slavery

When we were teenagers, there were many reasons for which we looked forward to high school graduation.   Graduation was a milestone — the completion of a major part of our education. We looked forward to graduation because we thought … Continue reading

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Eucharist: A Sign of Unity? Or, A Sign of Fragmentation?

When Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s homerun record, many argued that the new record of 61 homeruns in a baseball season should be marked with an asterisk … * … Babe Ruth hit 60 homeruns when baseball had 154 games … Continue reading

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Mine v. Yours v. Ours

Over these past weeks I have been binge watching on NETFLIX.  I have watched the TUDORS and five Seasons of the VIKINGS.  There seems to be a common story behind the different stories.  Whether it was the 7th and 8th … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit Atheism

In late March,  I read an article entitled   The church is suffering from Holy Spirit Atheism written by Franciscan Friar, Fr. Daniel Horan.  I have pondered his words and challenges these past months. And then on his return flight from Romania,  … Continue reading

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Forgiveness – a strange kind of love

How is it possible for the father/parent to forgive the prodigal son/child? To be able to accomplish this form of love and generosity, it seems to me that the father has a deep knowledge of his own humanity and sinfulness … Continue reading

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The TEMPTATION to Blame!

As a fan of the New Orleans’ Saints — I agree that the referees blew a call at the end of the game, that affected the outcome of the game.  If the referees had called passed interference or “targeting”, the … Continue reading

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When does the grace of God eliminate power of the past?

The “Me Too” movement impacted all areas of life, business, and industry.  Beginning in the entertainment world, it swept through television and news agencies, and impacted the political landscape.  Producers, news anchors, a US Senator, and others were forced to give up … Continue reading

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