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Good Samaritan shows how to make God’s presence known

Good Samaritan shows how to make God’s presence known

| Deacon Paul Baker | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is often remarked in both the secular and Catholic media today that society’s religious beliefs are declining. The Church has been asking the question these last years about what can be done to try to stem the tide of this alarming trend. Her answer so far has been to call for a “new evangelization.”

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What it means to live by the Spirit

What it means to live by the Spirit

| Jeff Hedglen | June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I was in high school, I signed up for a special district-wide class on criminal justice. The idea was to gather from every school students who were considering a career in law enforcement.

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Gratitude for mercy produces deep, lasting love

Gratitude for mercy produces deep, lasting love

| Jean Denton | June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each week, Bettina spends two hours volunteering at her community’s free clinic, which offers a range of medical services for the working poor. She’s not a medical volunteer, but goes to the clinic every Wednesday to greet and take information from clients and potential clients to determine or confirm their eligibility for services.

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A special measure of the Holy Spirit

A special measure of the Holy Spirit

| Jeff Hensley | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The college student I was interviewing for an article in the North Texas Daily at the University of North Texas had retained his Jewish identity when he converted to an evangelical mode of Christianity.

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Why is the shepherd good?

Why is the shepherd good?

| Deacon Steven Wirth | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the readings for the fourth Sunday of Easter are always on the theme of the “Good Shepherd,” this Sunday is sometimes referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday.

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‘My Lord and my God’

‘My Lord and my God’

| Jeff Hensley | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jesus is risen! He is risen, indeed!

And that seems to be much of what the readings for April 3 reflect.

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Suffering an opportunity to unite ourselves to God

Suffering an opportunity to unite ourselves to God

| Deacon Adam Tokashiki | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many people today consider suffering something to be avoided at all costs. For those without faith, suffering is a mystery, a meaningless misfortune that randomly affects some people. But experience shows us that suffering is a basic human experience, one that affects every single human being to various degrees.

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A question for Lent: Why are we faithful?

A question for Lent: Why are we faithful?

| Deacon Paul Strommer | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

We know it as the “parable of the Prodigal Son,” the story that possesses a remarkable quality: the ability to consistently produce new questions within us. What question will arise in us this Sunday?

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Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

| Jean Denton | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for Feb. 7, Jesus calls his first disciples to follow him and join his mission to bring all people to God’s way of life.

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Hope: the answer to disappointment

Hope: the answer to disappointment

| Jeff Hedglen | January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The lessons from both “Ziggy” and this Theology On Tap discussion came rushing back to me when reading this week’s Gospel, which starts out, “The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ.”

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Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

| Deacon Barry Reuwsaat | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I was in third grade, I spent many days playing backyard football with my friends. On one particular occasion, I was tackled on the cement and fractured my left collarbone. I got up and walked home to see my mother for help.

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How are you preparing a way for the Lord?

How are you preparing a way for the Lord?

| Deacon Charles Mugabi | December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Growing up, I observed how my family prepares for visitors. Whenever we expect a relative, friend, priest or government official, we prepare a couple of things to show hospitality, depending on how long the visitor is staying. Usually, we clean the house thoroughly, including the back yard, washrooms and couches, prepare good food, and, if a visitor is staying for a couple of days, then his or her bed is properly made. My family takes time to prepare for visitors so that they can experience a warm welcome and feel at home.

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