Now What ?

Deacon Blog                                                                          June 9, 2019 NOW What ? I don’t know about you, but I hate to see this beautiful Easter season come to an end. I realize, theologically it doesn’t, or shouldn’t, end in terms of our expression of faith and participation in Christ’s mission, but

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I Call You Friends

Deacon Blog                                                            June 2, 2019 I Call you Friends How often do we just sit and contemplate Jesus as a friend and brother? I know I’ve read this passage from John’s Gospel (15:12-15) a thousand times and never really spent any quality meditation on its meaning. The

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Search for Peace

Deacon Blog                                                            May 26, 2019 Search for Peace I’ve had a few conversations lately that have prompted some thoughts on happiness. I was reading an article on life in America (and around the world) that referred to which countries were the happiest and where the United States

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Purpose

Deacon Blog                                                            May 19, 2019 Purpose I have to come clean this week. I don’t always receive and transmit direction from the Holy Spirit in real time. In fact, truth be told, I “strike out” at least as often as I make contact.  Though, if this were

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Why the Suffering?

Deacon Blog                                                            April 28, 2019 Why the Suffering? This may be the #1 question of youth discussions world-wide. “Where is the love in all the suffering and hardships in the world?” “Why did Jesus have to be tortured and nailed to a cross…just to tell us GOD

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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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