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About thegospelforliving

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

Is it true? Is it False? Is it Fake? Is it an opinion or a fact?

It seems as if a new job/profession has come into existence over recent years:  A fact-checker. There was a point in time — not so long ago — when people became skeptical about what they read or heard.  THAT can’t … Continue reading

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Remaining Untroubled in Troubling Times

Fifty years ago (yikes) Simon and Garfunkel, an American Folk-Rock duo, released their song Bridge Over Troubled Waters.  “Listen” to the words of the song: When you’re weary, feeling small                         … Continue reading

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Listening to the Shepherd as We Walk Through the Valley of the Abnormal

During this time, it is common to hear people say: I can’t wait until things get back to normal!  Or perhaps, We better adjust to the new normal!  Or perhaps, I think we better get use to the abnormal for … Continue reading

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Life is Changing — Not Ending

There are two phrases from the Roman Ritual for Funerals that are so rich and meaningful for me: The first, The ties that bind us together in life do not unravel with death … and Second, Life is changed — not … Continue reading

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Waving (virtual) Palms

My God, My God, why have you forsaken me (us)? The cry of Jesus during his passion reflects the emptiness and fear of so many of us these days.  A few weeks ago there was a sense among many that … Continue reading

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Lazarus speaks to a “world shutting down”

In the past two weeks we have heard/said things like this: We are on an uncharted path … Never before in the history of the world … In all my years, I’ve never seen something like this … Whether one … Continue reading

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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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