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John the Baptist sets example for living faith

John the Baptist sets example for living faith

| Deacon Leonard Andrie | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine that you are hosting a fancy party with the best of food and drink for your family and friends.

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Why does God allow people to commit evil acts?

Why does God allow people to commit evil acts?

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

God gave us the freedom to choose the good, but with that comes the freedom to choose evil

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Body of Christ goes beyond close-knit relationships

Body of Christ goes beyond close-knit relationships

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In my young adult years, it was such a joy to attend Mass with a group of friends who all participated in the same Bible study.

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Holy Spirit provides the peace we need to produce good works

Holy Spirit provides the peace we need to produce good works

| Deacon Ben Kociemba | May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

On this weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, which marks the last weekend in Easter.

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Friendship with Jesus requires love and respect for his commands

Friendship with Jesus requires love and respect for his commands

The Lord tells us this Sunday that he is love, and that we are to remain in his love.

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A good shepherd, like a grain of wheat, will give up life for others

A good shepherd, like a grain of wheat, will give up life for others

| Deacon Ben Hadrich | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I once heard the Paschal Mystery described succinctly as “dying equals rising.”

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Put yourself in Gospel scene to fully hear John’s message of faith

Put yourself in Gospel scene to fully hear John’s message of faith

| Deacon Manuel Gomez | April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

When I was a teenager, I attended a workshop on prayer.

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Eavesdrop on conversation between Jesus and a disciple on Palm Sunday

Eavesdrop on conversation between Jesus and a disciple on Palm Sunday

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine you are the beloved disciple walking next to Jesus as he rides into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

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Love is more than Valentine’s cards and puppy dogs

Love is more than Valentine’s cards and puppy dogs

| Jeremy Ploof | March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The readings for Mass the weekend of March 18 tell of Jesus’ great love for you. It’s that simple. I could almost end this column here.

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Psalmist sets example for keeping faith amid turmoil

Psalmist sets example for keeping faith amid turmoil

| Deacon Joe Backowski | March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

How is it, today, that the psalmist can say to us, “I believed even when I said I am sorely afflicted” (Psalm 116:10)?

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God wants a ‘yes’ to his Word and openness to his presence

God wants a ‘yes’ to his Word and openness to his presence

| Deacon Albert Wugaa | February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

In our first reading, the prophet Isaiah brings an oracle from the Lord that calls us to be attentive to the ever life-giving, forgiving and healing presence of the Lord.

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A whale of a story

A whale of a story

| Deacon Nick VanDenBroeke | January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

We are called to live, today, in light of gaining eternal life, tomorrow

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