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Sunday Reflection, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 5, 2013): Patience and Faith

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”  This week is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can … Continue reading

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Holy Humor

The following joke was given to me by my Mother, who received it from an 85 year old priest she is caring for.  I laughed out loud when I read it and wanted to share. Be forewarned that those who … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin and the Sacred Heart

This post is part of the new blog, O Most Sacred Heart.  The question for this Friday is “How did you first learn about the Sacred Heart?”.  I learned about it from Teilhard de Chardin and thought it would be … Continue reading

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Feast of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

“I believe that we are not real social workers. We may be doing social work in the eyes of the people, but we are really contemplatives in the heart of the world. For we are touching the Body of Christ … Continue reading

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The Christian Wisdom of Tenderness: Jean Vanier on Lived Compassion, L’Arche and Becoming Human

The excellent National Public Radio program, On Being, had a replay of an interview with Canadian philosopher and Catholic social entrepreneur Jean Vanier.  I had heard this interview before and if anything, it was even more moving listening to it … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on Simply Christian (Video)

One of my favorite New Testament biblical scholars is N.T. Wright.  Wright is an Anglican priest and the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England (2003-2010).  He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 18, 2013): Purifying Fire of God’s Love

Today is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The weekly readings are here and are extremely challenging.  In Luke’s Gospel Jesus proclaims: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism … Continue reading

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