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MAKING AN ASSUMPTION

MAKING AN ASSUMPTION Of course, I assume (!!!) everyone knows that Tuesday, 15 August, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, and there will be Mass on Monday evening (the Vigil) at 7:00 pm, along with 8:30 am and...

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A DIFFERENT ST PETER

A DIFFERENT ST PETER This Sunday, if it were not a Sunday, would have been the Optional Memorial of St Peter Chrysologus. And you all are thinking, “Who??” His story is worth telling. He was the bishop of Ravenna in the middle of the 5th century—a time when...

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SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI When I head to Destin from Chicago (as I did this past week), I find that stopping in Greenville is a good thing to do, and it’s only a short shot down I-65 to Georgiana and the quick route. This way involves driving down AL 55, which might...

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DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING…?

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING…? In a pivotal scene from Les Miserables, Javert reflects on his life’s pursuit of the “evildoer” Jean Valjean. After being caught as a spy at the barricade, Javert is treated mercifully by Valjean—he allows him to leave alive. He cannot...

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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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,...
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MAKING AN ASSUMPTION

MAKING AN ASSUMPTION Of course, I assume (!!!) everyone knows that Tuesday, 15 August, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, and there will be Mass on Monday evening (the Vigil) at 7:00 pm, along with 8:30 am and...
Reflections by the Pastor

ALLE MENSCHEN WERDEN BRUDER (UND SCHWESTERN)….

ALLE MENSCHEN WERDEN BRUDER (UND SCHWESTERN)…. Our pilgrims have returned. Our sister-parish has been visited, and the pilgrims have been blessed by the visit (and we, too, through them). We will celebrate our encounter later in August, and they will share their...
Reflections by the Pastor

A DIFFERENT ST PETER

A DIFFERENT ST PETER This Sunday, if it were not a Sunday, would have been the Optional Memorial of St Peter Chrysologus. And you all are thinking, “Who??” His story is worth telling. He was the bishop of Ravenna in the middle of the 5th century—a time when...
Reflections by the Pastor

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI When I head to Destin from Chicago (as I did this past week), I find that stopping in Greenville is a good thing to do, and it’s only a short shot down I-65 to Georgiana and the quick route. This way involves driving down AL 55, which might...
Reflections by the Pastor

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING…?

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING…? In a pivotal scene from Les Miserables, Javert reflects on his life’s pursuit of the “evildoer” Jean Valjean. After being caught as a spy at the barricade, Javert is treated mercifully by Valjean—he allows him to leave alive. He cannot...
Reflections by the Pastor
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