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Thursday, May 27, 2010 By Michael Daley Last week my son, Brendan, celebrated his first Communion. As the date approached you could see both the excitement and nervousness on his face. One day his sister surprised him and said, “You even get some pretty nice gifts.”

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 By Terrance Callan Trinity Sunday: Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 This Sunday we celebrate our belief that God is three persons in one God. Each of the readings views the relationship among the three persons from a different angle. The reading from the Book of

 By Terrance Callan Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Luke 24:46-53 This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, Jesus’ return to the Father 40 days after His death and resurrection. This return concludes the time during which Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, and

By Jeanne Hunt “Slow down, you move too fast. Ya got to make the morning last….” These lyrics were humming through my mind one morning as I was surprised by a driver who ran a red light, cut across two lanes of oncoming traffic and nearly caused a major collision 

Thursday, May 6, 2010 By Father Kyle Schnippel In his 2001 Holy Thursday Letter to Priests, Pope John Paul II highlighted the call and mission of Sts. Peter and Paul as examples for priests of today. These two great apostles were chosen by Christ to be missionaries to the world,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 By Terrance Callan Sixth Sunday of Easter; Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelations 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 It is painful to be separated from those we love. This is especially true when we are separated by death, but also when distance, disagreement or distraction separate us. Although Jesus

Thursday, April 29, 2010 By Father Satish Joseph Here are three scenarios I present to you. First scenario: Sex-starved celibate clergy on the prowl, greedily eying children — or anyone — whom they can sexually exploit. Second scenario: Emotionally unaffected celibate men, holy priests in every sense of the word,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 By Terrance Callan Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 14:21-27; Rev 21:1-5; John 13:31-33, 34-35 It is often necessary to endure difficulties in order to reach some goal. We need to practice if we want to master physical and mental skills. We must work patiently to grow

Thursday, April 22, 2010 By Michael Daley Even to the most casual observer, it’s been easy to see that the church has been taking it pretty hard on the chin lately. Most of the blows, sadly, have been self-inflicted. It’s like I keep hearing the deafening echo in my ears of

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 By Father Timothy Schehr Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 13:14, 43-52; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:27-30 Here’s a good Bible question to think about: What image for God is so popular we find it in the Bible from beginning to end? The answer: God as Shepherd. The second