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COME, HOLY SPIRIT

COME, HOLY SPIRIT Who/What is the Holy Spirit? In the Creed we say the Holy Spirit is “the Lord, the Giver of life,” and we say that the Incarnation occurred “by the Holy Spirit.” The Creed also asserts that it was through the Holy Spirit that God’s word was spoken by...

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WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY?

WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY? Last Sunday, we heard in the first reading (Acts 6:1-7) that there was a need surfacing in the little community of believers in Jesus—there were many Hellenists (= Greek-speaking Jews who accepted Jesus as Messiah-designate) who felt...

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WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY?

WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY? Last Sunday, we heard in the first reading (Acts 6:1-7) that there was a need surfacing in the little community of believers in Jesus—there were many Hellenists (= Greek-speaking Jews who accepted Jesus as Messiah-designate) who felt...

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THINKING V. EXPERIENCING

THINKING V. EXPERIENCING I recently found myself in a discussion of sorts on the process by which liturgy works (or should work) on people. The other person was suggesting that it was important for the brain (= our ‘cognitive’ function) to process the liturgy so what...

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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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COME, HOLY SPIRIT

COME, HOLY SPIRIT Who/What is the Holy Spirit? In the Creed we say the Holy Spirit is “the Lord, the Giver of life,” and we say that the Incarnation occurred “by the Holy Spirit.” The Creed also asserts that it was through the Holy Spirit that God’s word was spoken by...
Reflections by the Pastor

“YOU CANNOT CONSIDER YOURSELF WELL-TRAVELED…

“YOU CANNOT CONSIDER YOURSELF WELL-TRAVELED… This was the word from Br Randal Riede, the librarian of the North American College in Rome, and the most courteous and well-read and well-traveled person you’d ever hope to meet. His quote needs to be completed: “…until...
Reflections by the Pastor

WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY?

WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY? Last Sunday, we heard in the first reading (Acts 6:1-7) that there was a need surfacing in the little community of believers in Jesus—there were many Hellenists (= Greek-speaking Jews who accepted Jesus as Messiah-designate) who felt...
Reflections by the Pastor

WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY?

WHAT’S A DEACON FOR, ANYWAY? Last Sunday, we heard in the first reading (Acts 6:1-7) that there was a need surfacing in the little community of believers in Jesus—there were many Hellenists (= Greek-speaking Jews who accepted Jesus as Messiah-designate) who felt...
Reflections by the Pastor

THINKING V. EXPERIENCING

THINKING V. EXPERIENCING I recently found myself in a discussion of sorts on the process by which liturgy works (or should work) on people. The other person was suggesting that it was important for the brain (= our ‘cognitive’ function) to process the liturgy so what...
Reflections by the Pastor
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