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Is Your Eye Evil?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Cardinal Ratzinger wrote back in 1968 that the name God revealed to Moses at the sight of the burning bush was completely unique.  The second part of the name was:  I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  At that time in history the gods were always associated with places…
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Mercy Gives Us Life!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, A few years before I entered the seminary, I was in my early forties and a friend said sit down for fifteen minutes and write what God had done for me during my lifetime.  I wrote and wrote and wrote, stopped for a break, and then wrote again.  I was blown…
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Let Us Gather In His Name

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Life sometimes presents to us situations that say: where are you going in life, in your faith, in your marriage or your family.  And a good way to know if you are on the right track is if you reconcile often with the people close to you.  When you feel that…
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Lord, You Tricked Me

Dear Brothers and Sisters, There is a story about a four year old boy who even though he was blind was more alive and enthusiastic about the trees and clouds that he could not see that an older couple who thought there was something wrong with him.  Even being blind he saw better than most. …
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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees Jesus tells his apostles just prior to this gospel of Peter’s profession of faith in Christ.  The leaven of Peter will be given by Christ and his teaching is true and utterly reliable only in as much as he is faithful to Christ.  Two weeks…
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O Woman, Great Is Your Faith!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, If you read the Confesssions of St. Augustine, which you should do as a Christian, you will see that his mother, Monica, also converts.  The Confesssions of St. Augustine was the first autobiography of its kind.  St. Monica’s incessant prayers for her wayward son made her a saint and Augustine became…
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Christ Pulled Me Out!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Storms, hurricanes, pandemics, explosions are real signs that Christ is coming again.  The whisper is how he speaks to us, and how he spoke to the prophets of old.  What is he telling you and me in these events that we see around us today?  It is important to discern this…
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Praying Helped Him To Have Mercy

Dear Friends, When you have nothing of your own, it is easier to see how God provides you with something.  This was the experience of a young man who lost his hoodie and was sleeping outside on a cold evening, because he was announcing the gospel, and the older man who was with him gave…
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He Is The One Who Found Us

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Who is the person who hid this treasure, and why did they hide it?  What do you think?  Keep in mind that this is the seventh parable about the Kingdom of heaven. From what I read the treasure is put there by the Holy Spirit so that we can find Christ and…
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The Master Is Prudent and Patient With Evil

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Every week a few more of our brethren return to celebrate the Eucharist together as one family. What a beautiful sign it is to those around us that especially the elderly come out to worship God in this way. If you have underlying conditions and are not yet ready to come…
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