Category Archives: Inspirational

When Picking up Your Pen Is Picking up Your Cross

By Janice Lane Palko How do you regard your writing career? Perhaps you’re like me. I’ve been putting words on paper for more than 20 years, and I’ve always regarded my propensity to write as a being a blessing and … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Gospel Meditations, by Louis Evely

Lent invites us to refresh our souls, to refocus our lives, to set things right. Rejoice! by Louis Evely, has a way of growing us out of our comfort zones into the light. It challenges us to lift our crosses … Continue reading

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A Chalice full of talents

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. –1 Peter 4:10 The Deacon gave his homily on Mt. 24:14-30, the parable of the talents. He presented the talents … Continue reading

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Valentines for God

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Feeling guilty yet? The excesses of the holidays make clear the need to evaluate many aspects of our lives and resolve to change them. In February we realize how idealistic we were on … Continue reading

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

By Janice Lane Palko You’ve seen those Ancestry commercials about people who believe they are one race or nationality and then take a DNA test and find out they are not who they thought they were. My husband could be … Continue reading

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Christmas is a Time for Miracles: Our Family Experienced One

Christmas Season is still with us, so I thought I would share this true story about a Christmas miracle. During the Christmas season I believe God’s loving hand sweeps down and touches many of us with a little extra something … Continue reading

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Something Worth Waiting For

By Janice Lane Palko Advent is upon us – a season of waiting. I hate to admit it, but I’m a bad “waiter.” I’m not too deficient with the day-to-day waiting of standing in line at the grocery store, or … Continue reading

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Visiting Homebound Elder-Catholics—A Privilege and Sometimes, an Unexpected Challenge

I have been an EMHC (Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion) for over twenty years. I have had the honor and privilege of bringing Holy Communion to many people in many places: hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers, assisted living facilities,and, of course, … Continue reading

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Weak Tea, by Janice Lane Palko

In February 2015, my daughter surprised us by announcing that she was in her second trimester of pregnancy. After experiencing three miscarriages in 14 months, we were overjoyed. Our prayers for a baby, it appeared, would be answered. Plans were … Continue reading

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What is your Galilee moment?

Pope Francis spoke about how Jesus told his disciples after his Resurrection to return to Galilee where they had first given their lives to him. “To return to Galilee means above all to return to that blazing light with which … Continue reading

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