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Bridging the gap between the sacred texts, secular press

Bridging the gap between the sacred texts, secular press

| Deacon Adam Westphal | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

My fellow deacons and I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a dinner with Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn. After a wonderful dinner, as we sat around enjoying each other’s company, one of my classmates asked the archbishop: “Archbishop, do you have any advice to offer us as preachers in the Church?”

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Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

| Deacon Fabian Moncada | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Generosity inspires gratitude, and gratitude inspires generosity. In our lives, the Lord is generous to us, and even increases our ability to give.

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Blind beggar gains more than sight

Blind beggar gains more than sight

| Deacon Adam Hamness | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you heard some Gospel passages so many times that you are tempted to wonder if there is anything that can bring them to life again?

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What’s holding you back from following Jesus today?

What’s holding you back from following Jesus today?

| Deacon Manuel Gomez | October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our human way of thinking is not God’s way of thinking. Take our Gospel reading for Sunday: A young man approaches Jesus and asks him, “What must I do to inherit eternal life.”

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Working to reach our true potential as Catholics

Working to reach our true potential as Catholics

| Deacon Jake Greiner | September 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the future. We look at our gifts and abilities, reflect on our experiences and try to think what is truly possible. In other words, we look at the present in order to understand what the future may hold — what our true potential may be.

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Who do you say Jesus is?

Who do you say Jesus is?

| Deacon Brian Park | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ They said in reply, ‘John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.’ And he asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’”

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We must be ‘doers of the word,’ even at difficult times

We must be ‘doers of the word,’ even at difficult times

| Deacon Luke Marquard | August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Near the beginning of “Render Unto Caesar,” Archbishop Charles Chaput makes a claim that has remained strong in my mind in the years since I read it — a claim we hear echoed in the current teaching from the bishops of the United States, including our own faithful shepherd.

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Church can teach us about the art of ‘wise hospitality’

Church can teach us about the art of ‘wise hospitality’

| Deacon Andrew Jaspers | August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

This Sunday’s first reading about Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs (9:1-6) opens our ears and minds to the meaning of Sunday’s Gospel.

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We must be attentive to the signs of God’s presence

We must be attentive to the signs of God’s presence

| Deacon Joah Ellis | August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Signs play a big part in our lives. We encounter them all the time, often without even realizing it. Think, for example, of just how many road signs you encounter even on a short drive. They are all meant to stand for something else, to point out what lies ahead on the road. This is exactly why they are so important. By indicating the rules of the road and what we will soon encounter, they lead us safely to our destination.

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Our priests help us to grow closer to Christ

Our priests help us to grow closer to Christ

| Deacon John Drees | July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you ever seen or done something that you ­couldn’t wait to tell a friend about? You may have wished that your friend was right beside you. Or you pulled out your cell phone and called or texted that person immediately.

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Sometimes, the messenger gets in the way of the message

Sometimes, the messenger gets in the way of the message

| Deacon Andrew Brinkman | July 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mark reports that Jesus has come back to his hometown, Nazareth, for the first time since beginning his public ministry.

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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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