Almsgiving

Deacon Blog                                                                                           March 21, 2021  almsgiving This is where the Christian “rubber meets the road”. All the homilies, all the Catholic moral teachings, all the social justice advocacy remain simple words on a page if human behavior is not moved to action in response. While we worship,

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Fasting

Deacon Blog                                                                                           March 14, 2021  Fasting My instinct here is to reveal that this subject drives my hunger for a deeper intimacy with my LORD…but that would be corny, right? I’m sure it’s not lost on too many that Jesus never said what we should “fast” from,

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Prayer

Deacon Blog                                                                                           March 7, 2021  Prayer I know we’re all familiar with the three Lenten pillars: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. While we focus on these three this time of year (Lent), they are, in fact, the foundation of authentic Christian life. Whatever your feelings are on this,

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I Don’t Have to Be Perfect…

Deacon Blog                                                                                           February 27, 2021  I Don’t have to be perfect… A gentle warning here… this blog is for all the young people in our lives. If you are a parent, grand-parent, teacher, priest or deacon, or have young people in your life, I suggest you read

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Understanding of a Lifetime

Deacon Blog                                                                                           February 21, 2021  The Understanding of a Lifetime A short while ago a professor of mine challenged me to respond to an article in a Catholic publication that reported 57% of Catholics do not believe that Jesus is GOD. Think about that for a moment.

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The Language of Despair

Deacon Blog                                                                                             January 31, 2021  The Language of Despair Truly I am not one to say “I told you so”, but… Whenever I heard people say they could not wait for 2020 to be over, I kept saying “Careful, 2021 could end up looking like 2020’s ‘evil

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Two Greatest Moments in Life

Deacon Blog                                                                                                 Nov. 1,2020  Two Greatest Moments in Life A final thought on the Greatest Commandment from last Sunday. There is a certain literary process that is important in developing the perspective of Sacred Scripture as a living and contemporary presence in your life. In my homily

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Discernment

Deacon Blog                                                                                                 Aug 2,2020  Discernment A while back someone asked me about discernment, not so much about a specific issue but the process. They had an important decision to make and wanted to make sure they were engaging with the Holy Spirit to do the right thing.

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