Category Archives: Spirituality

Jesus & the Storm

“Don’t know why, there’s no sun up in the sky, stormy weather…” Lena Horne, 1943 Job is finally given a solution to his troubling life, St. Paul is positive for a change, and Jesus sleeps through a stormy storm with … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Love the Holy Spirit

St. Peter thought he’d hit the nail on the head when giving Jesus the number seven for forgiving others. Boy, was he wrong. Yet, if we hit the number seven, then we’re still doing pretty well. As believers, we are … Continue reading

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Jesus and His Titles?

Darn it all! I’m angry, and I don’t usually get mad. For those of you who joined us last weekend, I gave a beautiful sermon about Jesus calling himself the “good shepherd.” So you went home, hopefully, peaceful and filled … Continue reading

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The Best is “Hope”

After agreeing about the weather after my last Mass, she asked me how important hope is for me. As a priest, I’m expected to have a ready-made statement ready to calm her and move on thinking to myself how smart … Continue reading

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There Is No “Christ”

How many times do we linger in self-pity? Avoid hardships because life appears unbearable. Still fearing death. For some, Christ has not yet suffered. Christ hasn’t shown us how to deal with life’s struggles. For some, Christ hasn’t died yet. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Blessing

Mother. There is only One God and there is only one mother.God knew you before you were born and so did she. She carries you through the grocery store waddling down aisle after aisle looking for food that you need. … Continue reading

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Jesus, “The Good Shepherd”

We all know about being a shepherd and tending sheep, so I should just stop right here. Of all the titles given to Jesus, I think we’d all agree that that of “shepherd” is the most enduring and tender of … Continue reading

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Easter: Our Sequestered Gifts

Knowledge. Piety, Fear of God, Fortitude, Counsel, Understanding, Wisdom. In the murder trial of George Floyd the judge on Friday said beginning Monday the jury would be sequestered. He then gave them wise advice… Pack for the long and hope … Continue reading

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“Doubting Thomas?” Think Again

We’re given all the answers to all of life early on in our lives. Our thoughtful parents carefully transmit their responses to us. We trust, believe, and follow their lead. The “terrible two’s” arrive, and the incessantly repeating of “Why?” … Continue reading

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Easter: “langue de veau” Anyone?

I was sitting all by myself at the kitchen table after dinner. Everyone had eaten and left, and my mother was cleaning up. It was staring right up at me. My third grade feet couldn’t touch the floor, so running … Continue reading

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