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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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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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The End of It All

  In November our Church calls us to remember the remarkable of the Church both recognized (All Saints) and those unrecognized (All Souls). We set up memorial tables, reverence the book of the dead and attend memorial Masses.  All the … Continue reading

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Of Pencils and Love

  Isn’t is a curiosity that the most astounding contemporary Saint of our time would choose an image that has nothing to do with who she was? Mother Theresa was in all ways a “doer”.  She was the one in the … Continue reading

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Shelter

You may or may not be familiar with the phrase “road trip” depending on your age.  That phrase, though, defined a generation and coined many phrases that are in the American lexicon of nostalgia.  There was a time when friends … Continue reading

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From Bethlehem to Calvary

My parish has many lovely traditions and displays, but one in particular struck me and continues to strike me every year. There is a wooden cross on display outside our church during Lent, and another inside. Both are handmade at … Continue reading

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Fleeting Opportunity

Most of us are familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan and his extraordinary generosity.  He is greatly touted because of the service he offers to a foreigner who has been ignored by high church officials.  The story mentions … Continue reading

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When Healing is a Crisis

I’ve been retired a while now.  I still suffer from the “know it allness” of being a teacher for thirty-five years.  If you know any of us, please be patient.  It’s hard to give up something that you have done … Continue reading

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In the Middle of It

The last few weeks have been crazy.  So many things seem to have just gone “round the bend” in our current culture.  The Supreme Court has re-defined marriage in a decision that is just as crazy as Roe.  The tenth … Continue reading

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Haters Gotta Hate

So, here in 2015, thanks to public media, we have gotten to a place where we judge, comment and hate rampantly and openly.  Everyone who has two cents to own a phone, twitter or face book account feels entitled to … Continue reading

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