St. Joseph

God Don’t Make Junk

I believe that we must pray about what our gifts are from God and that we be guided by the Holy Spirit in how we use them. THAT is what will make us extraordinary! God would not make anything ordinary. Click here to read the full post

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Shepherding Is Not Peaceful

For Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4th Sunday of Easter I was recently reading a book review by Horatio Clare on the UK’s The Telegraph website about a recently published title, The Shepherd’s Life, by James Rebanks. I can’t say I really know a lot about sheep and shepherds. A few years back, I was traveling the […]

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Pope Francis and his growing litany of modern-day martyrs

By Elise Harris Vatican City, Apr 21, 2015 / 09:54 am (CNA/EWTN News). – Amid a torrent of recent news reports on persecuted Christians, Pope Francis reflected on those killed for their faith and said that these modern “Stephens” suffer as the Church’s first martyr did. “The Church today is a Church of martyrs: they […]

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Fork in the Road

What Happens Next?

When you place everything in God’s hands, you don’t always wonder what happens next.  What happens next is part of the miraculous journey of life. If it is a blessing, to God give the thanks.  If it is a challenge, accept it head-on and with the fortitude God gives you.  If it is a burden, […]

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April 19

We Do Believe, Alleluia

For Sunday, April 19, 2015 Do we really believe in the Resurrection? Jesus’ resurrection? Our own? During the past three weeks I’ve traveled in India and am currently in Uganda, Africa. In India, our tour group boarded a wooden boat at dusk and shoved out into the Ganges River. It was Tuesday of Holy Week, […]

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Everyday Stewardship

Have you ever participated in or witnessed activities that were supposed to instruct you on the topic of trust? Some of these activities feature people falling backward with their eyes closed, sometimes even falling off a chair or table. One variation is when the voice of the person asking for trust trails off into the […]

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Francis Cardinal George

Francis Cardinal George

His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, born to eternal life April 17, 2015. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

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Proof of the Resurrection

For Sunday, April 12, 2015 2nd Sunday of Easter or Sunday of Divine Mercy Saint Thomas might just be one of the figures in the New Testament who is the easiest for us to relate to. Like him, we have all had our doubts. We’ve wondered how we can know for sure that God exists. […]

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A New Eden

For Sunday, April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Lately, it has seemed as if the world is spinning out of control. Planes plummet from the sky. Buildings crumble. Wars rage. Peace seems, at best, elusive. Into the midst of this, though, comes Easter. All expectations are defied. We are reminded […]

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Everyday Stewardship

Christian stewardship began this night in the upper room. Ordinary humans witnessed the Son of God humble himself to a point they could not have imagined, all with the purpose of serving them. That night the ordinary became extraordinary. Jesus demonstrated for them true love and how to share that love with those outside that […]

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Companions on the Way

For Sunday, March 29, 2015, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Every human being will experience some type of loneliness at one point or another in their lives. Even people in committed, solid relationships can experience loneliness and it can even be said that a certain dose of it is healthy for personal and relational […]

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May I Reintroduce You to Our Merciful God?

For Sunday, March 22, 2015, 5th Sunday of Lent Time sure flies by. I remember a time not so long ago when we were preparing for the end of time. We weren’t in doomsday cults, but we were normal everyday people who were told that the entire world would be thrown into a tremendous chaos […]

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