Category Archives: Spirituality

Cana Wedding

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time in the Catholic Church Readings Cana. The first miracle of Jesus Christ. Also, what also is the first, of what we know about. is a disagreement between mother and son. Hmmm. A disagreement between mother … Continue reading

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Epiphany

My sermon will begin in a moment. Oh wait, that’s my cue. I can sincerely assure you that I’ll take up only a moment of your time. What a curious yet unpredictably and mysterious word. Moment. My dad ran a … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother of God

A mother was asked, “When is your greatest joy of motherhood?” She replied, “When they’re all in bed, asleep.” That’s not our joy and cause for gathering, recognizing Mary as the Mother of God. Not to be divisive but Protestants … Continue reading

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Growing Up Moments

Way before technology showed us magic and fun, we, ourselves, created magic and fun with our neighborhood friends and in our minds. As a new year begins we can forget to look back. “Look back to what?,” you ask. Then … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift

I carried it in the house in a dark plastic bag so no one would know it’s from me. It’s our yearly gathering much like the ones in the past. Or, is it the same? Wrapped in bright, shiny, red … Continue reading

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Christmas Sermon: Two in One

Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” hands down, is among the top five favorite Christmas songs. And the two top dates in our lives are this day and our birthdays. Today I have a two for … Continue reading

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Blessing the Manger of Jesus Christ

Here they all are again, right in front of us. And here we are again. They are presented to us for our adoration and our emulation. We and the Church call them the “Holy Family.” Over here is “Silent Joseph” … Continue reading

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Ruminating Dusk

There it goes again as it did last night and centuries ago. It’s my bay kitchen window view, only this time it’s at 4:30 pm. or 8:30 if it’s July. It’s a transition from the known (the passing today) to … Continue reading

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Owen the Cat & Socks

My eighth-grade nun told us, kids, often, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Being thirteen years old, we thought that meant keeping underwear in one drawer and socks in another. Not bad advice. Being older it takes … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in Angels?

“Do you believe in angels?” Simple question, often answered in a split second. Yes/No or that ever pervasive and safe “perhaps”? Intermediators from God is their commission. Perceived to be flying all over the place, especially during trying times in … Continue reading

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