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Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have seen many people — politicians, celebrities, even priests — especially in Uganda where I grew up, demanding honor and respect from others. Being honored and respected is good. But, if we overly demand it from others, it may not be good. The readings of this Sunday challenge us as Jesus’ followers to learn to be humble.

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The boldness of the Word

The boldness of the Word

| Deacon Joseph Kavuma | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesus is many times presented as a nice person: kind, compassionate and a ­gentle shepherd.

However, we are reminded this week that Jesus is uncompromising and demanding. God did not send his only Son to entertain us: He came to proclaim and teach the truth, which often collides with our lives.

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Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prestige, status, honor, glory, wealth: Are these the things that motivate us? The Scriptures for this coming weekend seek to purify our motivation. In the Gospel, Jesus warns against greed. His parable about the farmer encourages us to store up treasure in heaven rather than on earth.

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Focusing on ‘the one thing necessary’

Focusing on ‘the one thing necessary’

| Deacon Marc Paveglio | July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

I love to cook. And, to be honest, I’m not too shabby at it. A few years back, I was cooking a tasty meal for 20 of my brothers in the seminary.

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Place your hope in the joy of heaven

Place your hope in the joy of heaven

| Deacon Marcus Milless | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered the New World. Imagine the joy he experienced in his discovery after two months of hardship. Then, imagine the even greater joy he had in sharing these experiences with his friends.

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Letting our hearts be pierced

Letting our hearts be pierced

| Deacon Kevin Mantney | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

“They shall look on him whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for an only son, and they shall grieve over him as one grieves over a firstborn. On that day the mourning in Jerusalem shall be as great as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo” (Zechariah 12:10-11).

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Why does God choose to heal some but not others?

Why does God choose to heal some but not others?

| Deacon Michael Barsness | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why does God heal some but not others? This is a perturbing question that many might ask when considering the readings for this weekend. Many do not receive the miracles they are looking for; yet, some do.

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Christ is united to us in our suffering

Christ is united to us in our suffering

| Deacon Adrian Westphal | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is often asked, “If there is a God, why does he allow us to suffer?” Suffering, for the most part, is something we do not want.

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Ascension shows Jesus as our intercessor

Ascension shows Jesus as our intercessor

| Deacon Fabian Moncada | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

On May 12, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, the entire Church acclaims Jesus Christ in his holy humanity, invited to sit at the Father’s right hand and to share his glory.

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Leaving our Christian calling card

Leaving our Christian calling card

| Deacon Adam Hamness | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel of John, our Lord says, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

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Depending not on our own strength, but on God’s guidance

Depending not on our own strength, but on God’s guidance

| Deacon Manuel Gomez | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is already one month since the new successor of Peter was elected by the cardinals under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead and govern the Church. Pope Francis in this short period of time has already shown us great faith and humility. His words and his actions are visible signs of his total dependence in God. He recognizes his limitations and places his confidence in God because he knows that God is the one who illuminates and guides the Church.

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Easter celebrates hope of the Resurrection

Easter celebrates hope of the Resurrection

| Deacon Jake Greiner | March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Depending on whether you attend the Easter Vigil or one of the Easter Sunday liturgies this year, the Gospel reading could be different because of the options given by the Church to mark this solemnity. These many testimonies to the resurrection of Jesus Christ within the four Gospels highlight the importance of this event in our Catholic faith.

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