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WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? I want to make a report to the parish about a number of major “comings and goings” in these last few weeks/months at Our Savior. Some of you may know these things; others may have guessed or heard something; let’s give everyone the facts. I...

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WHO’S PERFECT??

WHO’S PERFECT?? I hope no one put up a hand to be an example! Frankly, other than joking, I am convinced that only utterly self-righteous zealots would suggest they were perfect. You and I know better—about ourselves, and each other—don’t we? But Matthew 5:48 says,...

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POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR LENT 2018

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR LENT 2018 In what follows, I am excerpting the annual message of the Holy Fathers for Lent, this time as presented by Pope Francis, with the Scriptural theme “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew...

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Liturgy Committee Minutes – February 1, 2018

AGENDA AND MINUTES, LITURGY COMMITTEE 1 FEB 2018 Opening Prayer, Roll  Deacon Norman, Fr David, Elvia, Brenda, Aidan, Tad.  Opening Prayer by Aidan. Lent Decorations  Will occur on Mardi Gras day!  We need tables for ashes and for Rice Bowl; banners and altar cloths...

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HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 6

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 6 THE END OF THE ROAD             Sabbatical time is winding down; I’ll be “back in the saddle” Wednesday morning after Labor Day.  The break has been beneficial both in terms of additional flexibility in prayer time, in writing, and in...

HOME THOUGHT FROM ‘HOME’ 4

HOME THOUGHT FROM ‘HOME’ 4 IS THERE ROOM…? I remember sitting in an outdoor series of benches in Jerusalem, in front of what is called the “Garden Tomb” or “Gordon’s Tomb.”  It is just outside the Damascus Gate, and it was a 19th century attempt to shift attention...

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 3

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ‘HOME’ 3             I have arrived at the rectory of Most Holy Redeemer in Evergreen Park.  The journey here from the seminary in Mundelein was interesting and perhaps 45 minutes longer than it might have been, but I chose the way to arrive....

HOME THOUGHTS FROM HOME, 3:

THE SCAPEGOAT AND THE LAMB OF GOD Being a goat may not always be a bad thing, in spite of the press it has received thanks to the famous parable of the sheep and goats at the end of Matthew 25.  Yes, goats represent those who fail to live according to the Corporal...

HOME THOUGHTS FROM “HOME” 2

HOME THOUGHTS FROM “HOME” 2             If a sabbatical is supposed to be about renewal, and if renewal can take many forms, for me it means a time for praying, reading, writing, thinking, and a bit of golf.  Sometimes these can be structured and organized; sometimes,...

EUCATASTROPHE

EUCATASTROPHE           In the homily for Palm Sunday I referenced the idea of J.R.R. Tolkien that a word is needed to counter-balance “ordinary” catastrophe.  This latter word is typically used to describe a turn (often sudden and unpredicted) for the worst.  Tolkien...

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? I want to make a report to the parish about a number of major “comings and goings” in these last few weeks/months at Our Savior. Some of you may know these things; others may have guessed or heard something; let’s give everyone the facts. I...

AM I COMMITTING A SIN AT MASS?

AM I COMMITTING A SIN AT MASS? Concerns have been expressed to me recently about a series of issues that seems to be very upsetting to a certain faction of the Catholic faithful.  I would like to address these issues and hopefully ease some folks’ (wrongfully)...

WHO’S PERFECT??

WHO’S PERFECT?? I hope no one put up a hand to be an example! Frankly, other than joking, I am convinced that only utterly self-righteous zealots would suggest they were perfect. You and I know better—about ourselves, and each other—don’t we? But Matthew 5:48 says,...

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR LENT 2018

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR LENT 2018 In what follows, I am excerpting the annual message of the Holy Fathers for Lent, this time as presented by Pope Francis, with the Scriptural theme “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew...