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The dark light of faith

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

'I AM' … through all generations

            Our first reading from this past weekend was the story of Moses and the Burning Bush. This is one of the most well-known stories in the Old Testament. In this story, we come face to face with the unknowable mystery of God. When asked to identify Himself to...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

'We've got to go and hope somebody'

'We've got to go and hope somebody' ‘We’ve got to go and hope somebody’ By Kathy Gallo Connecting Faith and Life Life, with a faith perspective – a Catholic perspective – is full of paradoxes. The Gospels remind us that we gain our life by losing it; that it is when we are weak that we are strong; the la...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The situation in Scituate

The situation in Scituate As we boarded the bus for a day trip outside the city of Boston this past fall, our bus driver gave us a brief rundown of the agenda for the day. As he mentioned that we would visit the site of the historic Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, Massachusetts, I half-heartedly listened as I was more inte...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Serving with our hearts

Serving with our hearts Lent will soon be upon us. We all ponder the question of what to give up, or perhaps, what to add to our already busy lives. But I think in preparing for Lent, we should be aware of how we can be of service to others. Jesus taught us about service and challenges us to follow his example. As followe...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

'The Chair and the Men'

'The Chair and the Men' On Feb. 22, the church celebrates a feast that has been held in Rome for the past 16 centuries: the Chair of Saint Peter. According to the Daily Roman Missal, “This feast commemorates the office of supreme pastor conferred by Christ upon St. Peter and continued in unbroken succession to the p...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Turn to Jesus' teachings for answers

Our gospel story for the weekend of Feb. 9-10 began with a couple of discouraged fishermen.  They had worked all night and had nothing to show for it.  Then Jesus came along, climbed into one of the boats, sat down and began to teach them.  Only when he finished teaching did Jesus en...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Entering into Mystery

Entering into Mystery On Jan. 26, Candidates and Catechumens, along with parish Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults teams and sponsors, gathered at the Diocese of Evansville Catholic Center for a retreat on their journey to full initiation in the church at the Easter Vigil. The theme of the retreat was Entering into...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Longing for balance

Longing for balance For many of us, the New Year arrives and brings with it the obligatory resolutions that we feel we need to make. We know we could do better in some areas of our lives, and the New Year provides this new slate on which to write a new and better chapter in our lives. Some of us vow to lose weight, ex...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A man of God, for the glory of God

A man of God, for the glory of God “It takes a man of God, with the Word of God, and the Spirit of God, to make the children of God, for the glory of God.” –Jack Wellman, Christian author As the school year commenced in 1971, I found myself, as a sixth-grader, in very unfamiliar territory with no choice but to conc...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019