If I Was King for Just One Day

It would be kind of awesome to be a king or queen! Absolute rule, untold wealth, and people answering your every beck and call are things that wouldn’t be half bad. Of course, I would be a benevolent monarch and I would hope that all my subjects would love me. They could cheer me as […]

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Getting Connected

Technology has become the medium in how we primarily communicate with each other. For many parishes, what is the norm for society in general isn’t necessarily the modus operandi for passing on information to its parishioners. Using technology is a paradigm shift from the “way things have always been done.” Download the full article and […]

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Stewardship of the Mouth

When I replay the events of the day in my head, my biggest regrets seem to be the unguarded moments when I offered an opinion or comment that was not necessary and could have possibly caused confusion or pain.  Why did I need to say that?  Did any good come of it? Or, was it something that needed to be […]

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Painting of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

My Son Needs His King

For Sunday, November 22, 2015, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe I suspect the events of the past week might have many people longing for a world that does not exist. My youngest child no longer feels that he is safe from the reach of terrorists. He has been to professional sporting events and […]

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The Wisconsin nuns who have been praying nonstop since 1878

Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years. Click here to read the full article

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The Truth is Better Than Hollywood

When I was younger I was so intrigued by movies like The Omen and The Final Conflict and others that told stories of the end times and an Anti-Christ person that would usher in the second coming. Too bad every one of those movies misses the point. Click here to read the full post

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What Happened to Advent?

Advent can be challenging time for many to enter into. It is too easy to let Advent mark the beginning of the end of year rush. Too many times I have come to the first Sunday of Advent mass and appreciated the beautifully decorated sanctuary, colorful candles, incense, new music and fresh homilies, without preparing […]

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An apocalyptic scene.

A Time Unsurpassed in Distress

For Sunday, November 15, 2015, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time   BBC broadcasts from Burundi are horrific. Dead bodies in the streets. Killed execution style. President Pierre Nkurunziza is demanding that all citizens must surrender illegal firearms by the end of week or risk being “dealt with as enemies of the nation.” “The crash of Metrojet […]

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Five Ways to Give Thanks Online this November

Today, it’s easier than ever before to show your thankfulness. From apps to trending hashtags, there are so many creative choices of forums for spreading a little positivity from the comfort of your smartphone. Here are five easy ways to get on the (digital) path to an attitude of gratitude. Click here to read the […]

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Cherished Treasures: Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

Catholics who attend daily Mass come across interesting feasts all the time: unknown saints and martyrs, various titles for Jesus and Our Lady, the Chair of St. Peter. One of the most interesting feasts you might encounter is the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica each November. Click here to read the full post

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A Mother With an Open Heart

“A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open.” -Pope Francis In order for the Church to always have an attitude of openness we must cultivate patience with other people, to take the time to really listen to them. We want to be the person people say, “When she is speaking to […]

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Stewardship is All About Money!?!

Our treasure is an extremely powerful gift from God that can change lives for the better or destroy them. It can never be ignored. And because money holds such a prominent place in human life, what we choose to do with it directly reflects our understanding of what it means to be a good steward […]

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