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Jesus is with us

Jesus is with us

| Father Terry Beeson | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

I could not wait to be an adult. I could not wait to be on my own. It wasn’t that I did not love my parents. In fact, I love them very dearly. But I am very much the individual wanting to explore life on my own.

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The way, the truth, the life

The way, the truth, the life

| Father Michael Joncas | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Gospel readings on the Third Sunday of Easter concentrating on the empty tomb and appearance narratives concerning the risen Lord Jesus, and the mid-point of Eastertide focus on the Good Shepherd on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church turns our attention in the second half of Eastertide to reflection on Jesus’ “farewell address” as recounted in the Last Supper narrative of the Gospel of John.

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Every path leads somewhere

Every path leads somewhere

| Father Leonard Andrie | April 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

At a hotel near Notre-Dame des Victoires in Paris in 1887, two names were listed in a guest registry on the same day: St. Therese of Lisieux and Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!

| Father John Paul Erickson | April 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Truly he is risen, alleluia!

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Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

| Father Dan Haugan | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Banksy, the anonymous English street artist and vandal, once said, “You die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

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Learning how God sees us

Learning how God sees us

| Father Joseph Bambenek | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most helpful insights I gained in seminary was learned from therapist Paul Ruff during a talk he gave on the importance of friendship in the priesthood: the deepest desire of the human heart is to love and be loved, to know another and to be known by one whom we love.

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Protecting our identity as children of God

Protecting our identity as children of God

| Father Troy Przybilla | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Several years ago my car was broken into, and they stole a bag that contained all of my personal information.

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Christ calls us to a mutual relationship

Christ calls us to a mutual relationship

| Father Toulee Peter LY | February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In our readings for this Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are reminded what a great gift freedom is in our lives.

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Jesus, obedient Son of Israel

Jesus, obedient Son of Israel

| Father Byron Hagan | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are accustomed to thinking of our Catholic religion as the “fulfillment” of the Judaism that came before it, and rightly so. But it would be a one-sided interpretation of the idea of “fulfillment” to mean by it simply “superiority” with respect to Judaism. In a very real sense Christianity is in fact a different religion from Judaism as it was practiced in the time of Jesus.

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‘A light to the nations’

‘A light to the nations’

| Father Michael Joncas | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last weekend’s readings marked both the first Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, concluding the celebration of Christmastide. It comes as a bit of a surprise, then, that the Gospel for this Sunday is not taken from Matthew and also recounts John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus in the Gospel of John. Nevertheless the first reading, psalm and Gospel assigned for this weekend all invite us to consider what it means to be the Servant of God.

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Embracing God’s promise

Embracing God’s promise

| Father Dan Haugan | December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Thanksgiving week snowstorm caused me to do something I had planned to do for months: set up all the bells and whistles on my TV.

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‘Stay awake’

‘Stay awake’

| Father Troy Przybilla | December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for this first Sunday of Advent, we hear Jesus tell us to stay awake.

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