To Whom Shall We Go?

Deacon Blog                                                            April 17, 2019 To Whom Shall We go? To follow up my last blog, I left out the scriptural answer to the Jesus’ rhetorical question to HIS Disciples,  “Do you love me”. Peter gives the same answer we all should give… “Yes LORD, you know

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Good To Be Kind

Deacon Blog                                                            April 24, 2019 Good to Be Kind I get asked a lot if “it’s enough” to just be a kind person and always try to do the right thing. Our human logic would say, “Yes, that’s what is most important”. Frankly, I know a lot

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Do You Love Me?

Deacon Blog                                                            April 14, 2019 Do You Love Me? Before you answer that, let me divert your attention. How many times in our youth, or “not so youth”, have we been told that “GOD Loves You”?  It can have the feel of an “adolescent crush” that is

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Identity

Deacon Blog                                                            April 7, 2019 Identity I little while back I read a homily reflection by Fr. Maurice Zundel, a 20th century theologian, philosopher, and poet from Switzerland. In this piece he was speaking of the necessity for Christian unity in a common pursuit “rooted in the

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Conversion

Deacon Blog                                                            March 30, 2019 Conversion I think a lot about Peter’s question to Jesus (Matt 18:21), “Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother…7 times?” We know the answer was seventy-seven times seven…the perfect number for infinity. Really? When I read of a random killing

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The Battle

Deacon Blog                                    March 23, 2019 The Battle Continous I received many comments on last week’s subject. A dialogue emerged, mostly along a “certain age” demographic, that was grateful for a subject they’re real familiar with, but also one they perceive as an essential teaching of the Church

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Spiritual Warfare

Deacon Blog                                    March 16, 2019 A Battle for Our Souls A few weeks ago I attended the funeral of my beloved brother-in-law who passed away. Because my family shares a deep faith in GOD, a lot of our time was spent discussing “themes” of Church and how

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Humility

Deacon Blog                                    March 6, 2019 Humility When we read the accounts of the Saint’s lives or other great leaders of the Church, one virtue stands out among them all. Whether it is stated implicitly or through the example of their lives, Humility plays an integral role as

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Mystery

Deacon Blog                             February 17, 2019 Mystery We’ve become so cynical as a society. If we can’t touch something, if we can’t see it for ourselves, or prove things with an adequate amount of factual data we are inclined to dismiss it. This has always been the Church’s “uphill

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DMF 2019

DMF 2019 There could not be a more appropriate Gospel reading today for the DMF appeal. Today we hear of Peter’s second encounter with Jesus (according to St. Luke), the first being the healing of his mother-in-law. If the healing of his mother-in-law set the stage for this event, then

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