Baptism of Our Lord

A man is standing over the hospital bed. He's looking at his wife who is seriously ill. The doctor has just left and told the family that it would just…

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The Epiphany

As I get older I find that my memory isn’t what it used to be. If I think that there is something I have to do, I need to do…

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We Are the Clay

When we come into church for Mass we bring with us the things we are struggling with: The challenging family situations that are so difficult to resolve, the depression that…

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Return to God

Joe was very discouraged. His addiction was making him feel terrible about himself. Only recently had he been even willing to acknowledge that it was an addiction. In his attempt…

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All Saints Day

In Stephen Spielberg's film, "Saving Private Ryan", a squadron of young soldiers is sent on a mission to find one particular soldier behind enemy lines and bring him out of…

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Surrender Novena

Last week, in one of my weekday homilies, I mentioned the Surrender Novena by Fr Dolindo Ruotolo. There’s a phrase in that novena that is repeated on each day the…

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Respect Life

Charles Dickens’s last completed novel was Our Mutual Friend, published in 1865. Like all his novels, there are tons of characters and plots and subplots. In this novel, Dickens portrays…

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Be Authentic

Frank was a natural athlete. He loved Baseball and he was good at it, especially in high school. His Dad told him, “Frank, you have a lot of talent, but…

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Don’t Quit

“Do not judge people, never express surprise at anything, realize your own weakness and sinfulness, one’s own need of mercy, and above all, ‘keep your mouth shut’ unless you see…

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