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Thursday, May 28, 2009 By Pat McDonough Can we ever say enough about Susan Boyle? In her 1995 audition on the Star Search-ish British show “My Kind of People,” host Michael Barrymore mocked Susan mercilessly while she sang “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” from “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Susan

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 By Terrance Callan Pentecost (B): Acts 2:1-11; Gal 5:16-25; John 15: 26-27; 16:12-15 This Sunday we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the followers of Jesus after His death and resurrection; this gift is what transformed them into the church, a group of people

Thursday, May 21, 2009 By Father Rob Waller I suspect that I am missing my mother when I think of French toast and get the urge to make it myself. With each piece of egg bread that I put in the skillet, I imagine my mother behind me insisting, “More

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 By Terrance Callan Ascension of the Lord (B): Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 4:1-13; Mark 16:15-20 This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Jesus, His return to His Father in heaven after His death and resurrection. This feast marks the conclusion of Jesus’ earthly life

May 14, 2009 By Terrance Callan Sixth Sunday of Easter (B). Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17 It is natural for us to care most about the people close to us and those who are most like us. And we easily assume that God cares more about

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 By Scott Mussari Certain things in our world are so prevalent and so present to us that oftentimes our eyes simply overlook them. These objects blend into the background; we’re desensitized to their impact. The beauty of a blue sky, the look on the face of

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 By Terrance Callan Fourth Sunday of Easter (B): Acts 4:8-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 During the Easter Season we focus our attention on the death and resurrection of Jesus as the means of our salvation. We do the same thing every time we celebrate the

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 By Father Rob Waller Do you remember the Lone Ranger? Who was always with him? Exactly! Tonto. Apparently, the Masked Man was not really a lone ranger. He had a faithful, human companion. Even with his silver bullets to protect him and his white stallion on

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 By Sister Carol Gaeke, O.P. “God made man is His own image and man has returned the compliment,” quipped the French philosopher Voltaire. This tongue-in-cheek line reveals two sides of the Easter mystery. On one is the belief in God becoming human and then being taken

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 By Father Timothy P. Schehr Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 This Sunday the apostle Thomas takes his famous misstep in faith. He needs absolute proof before he will believe his brother apostles have seen the Lord. It is a disappointing stance from someone who