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BIBLE BASICS, PART 1

After my 8-part series “Let’s Be Catholic,” some folks who either attended the talks or watched our live-streamed presentation have asked me for some fundamental sessions on the Bible.  Given the issues of our calendar (eg, All Saints, Memorial Mass, Thanksgiving, 1st...

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PRAYING FOR VICTIMS AND BISHOPS

At all Masses this weekend, during our Prayers of the Faithful, we will be incorporating prayers specifically for Archbishop Rodi and all the bishops who will be meeting in Baltimore this week for their semi-annual gathering.  In following the strong recommendations...

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JOHN PAUL II, HE LOVES YOU…

This Monday is the Memorial of Pope St John Paul II.  Virtually everyone alive today has a memory of him; let me share some of my memories. I “performed” for the Pope three times:  once I was part of the all-volunteer “guide choir” for Christmas Midnight Mass in...

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WHO NEEDS A SECOND CHANCE

I wrote this for the Neighbor Center newsletter, but I thought it was appropriate to share with all of Our Savior parish, as well.  I hope it might motivate some of you to help out in this area of outreach, in whatever way you can.  No one expects you to do prison...

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THE GOOD WIFE, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE GOOD POPE

The first two are TV shows; the last is utterly real.  This week marks the (optional) memorial of Pope St John XXIII, “Good Pope John.” When elected, he was asked how many people worked in the Vatican.  “About half of them,” he teased.  But he also greatly increased...

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ALL ARE WELCOME??

Today’s Gospel poses a serious challenge to all of us who call ourselves “Christian.”  How tempting is it for too many of us to regard ourselves as the “true believers,” relegating others to the status of marginalized, or even lost?? Jesus says today, “Whoever is not...

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SERVING

This title is ambiguous (at least, I hope it is!).  What do I mean by “serving”?  Actually, since I hope it’s ambiguous, I hope it means a variety of things. This weekend we’ll be hosting a banquet for current and prospective altar servers.  There’s easy meaning #1. ...

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I HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST…

The feast (solemnity, for us!) of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross sounds like a happy occasion.  The antiphon for the Office of Readings for Sunday of Week I of our Psalter is set for Psalm 1, and it says “See how the Cross of the Lord is revealed as the Tree of...

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WHY “LET’S BE CATHOLIC!”?

This past Thursday evening I began a series of presentations for Adult Religious Education titled “Let’s Be Catholic!”  Why?  Aren’t we already Catholic? I think that one of the big reasons for these sessions is to remind ourselves that our faith in Jesus Christ is...

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