Saturday 5/7/16 Going Home

Saturday 5/7/16 Going Home

      This week has been an especially difficult one for my extended family and myself. Last Friday, I received a call from my cousins who told me that his mother (my father’s sister) had passed after an on and off battle with multiple health issues for much of this year. The following day, I […]

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Friday, 5/5/16 – Follow the Example of Jesus’s Life

Friday, 5/5/16 – Follow the Example of Jesus’s Life

In the first reading for mass today from the book of Acts, Jesus came to Saint Paul in a vision and said “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.” Jesus knew that some of the Jews were treating Paul harshly because he taught them about […]

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Thursday, 5/8/16 – Clothed in Power

Thursday, 5/8/16 – Clothed in Power

We buy power drinks, engage in power walks, and even get “power” hairdos. How many products incorporate the word “power” in their names or in their descriptions? In a society in which so many feel powerless, the idea of increasing our own personal power is appealing to most everyone. Today is the feast of the […]

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Wednesday, 5/4/16 – Reactions to the Truth

Wednesday, 5/4/16 – Reactions to the Truth

In today’s selection from the Gospel of John, Jesus informs his disciples that the Holy Spirit will be upon them someday. His disciples wouldn’t have known exactly what he was talking about, but – in retrospect – we understand Christ was giving them insight into the Spirit: “the Spirit of truth . . . will […]

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Tuesday 5/3/2016  “You are being saved”  Kerygma for Catholics

Tuesday 5/3/2016 “You are being saved” Kerygma for Catholics

Am I really a Christian? What does an authentic Christian look like in 2016? What does it look like in me? From time to time I chew for days on these questions. This past month has been one of those times when such questions have come to mind and stayed. Today’ scriptures, chosen to celebrate […]

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Monday 5/2/2016 – ‘Flipping the house’ for God

Monday 5/2/2016 – ‘Flipping the house’ for God

Sometimes, all an old house needs is a little fresh paint to be brought back to life. Other times, it might take some new windows and floors; perhaps a new roof. The mission of “flipping a house” from a tired old shack into something sturdy, beautiful and more valuable is a time honored tradition that […]

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Sunday, 5/1/16 – Constant Renewal

Sunday, 5/1/16 – Constant Renewal

I look back and I see them now. They’ve come and gone over the years, ever since I was a child. Moments of peace. Moments of revelation. Moments of renewal. Moments where I really didn’t see it at the time, but only realize after the fact. Moments where the Holy Spirit was coming back to […]

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Saturday 4/30/2016 – A World of Hatred

Saturday 4/30/2016 – A World of Hatred

We live in a world of hatred. There is much animosity among neighbors, great distrust between civilians and political leaders, and skepticism overpowers our senses. There are many people fueling this fire of hatred because it is a great power that can be harnessed. A mass of people who all agree because of their hatred […]

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