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Why did Jesus target the rich?

Why did Jesus target the rich?

| Father Terry Beeson | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

October is usually when I preach about stewardship. So, the last thing I want to hear from Jesus is, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.”

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The ugliness of hoarded wealth

The ugliness of hoarded wealth

| Father Jan Michael Joncas | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the most memorable characters in Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel “Great Expectations” is Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster jilted at the altar, perpetually in mourning for what might have been and wearing her decaying wedding dress every day for the rest of her life. She directed that the remnants of her wedding breakfast and cake remain rotting on a table in her dilapidated mansion.

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The road to salvation can’t circumvent the cross

The road to salvation can’t circumvent the cross

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a college student, I worked at Byerlys’ restaurant in Roseville as a greeter. My job was fairly simple: Welcome people into the restaurant, get them seated and send them off with a friendly gesture as they left.

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God has a plan — even for the homeless

God has a plan — even for the homeless

| Father J. Michael Byron | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

I will never forget the first time I visited Toronto on a summer vacation. It has all the sights, beauty and points of interest that you can imagine, but what struck me most was a sight that I observed repeatedly on normal city streets.

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The symbolism of loaves and fishes

The symbolism of loaves and fishes

| Father Michael Joncas | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today we will examine the richly symbolic account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes found in John 6:1-15.

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Nothing for the journey but Jesus

Nothing for the journey but Jesus

| Father Robert Schwartz | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I was in college, I spent summers working as an orderly at the old St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis. One of my duties was to care for an old priest, Father Paschal Kelly.

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The stakes of discipleship

The stakes of discipleship

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Jesus of the Gospels is direct and challenging, even as the words he says are full of truth and light and grace. He is the Prince of Peace, but it is a hard peace, the price of which is too much for many — total surrender to the will of God, a will that includes the forgiveness of enemies, genuine love of the poor and a resolutely humble heart.

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A mystery to be worshipped

A mystery to be worshipped

| Father Michael Joncas | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Most Holy Trinity celebrated May 27, the Church invites us to contemplate one of the central mysteries of the Christian faith: the triunity of God.

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The empire that never fades

The empire that never fades

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It matters not whether the empire is in athletics, business or politics. All worldly kingdoms will come to an end.

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The great ‘I am’

The great ‘I am’

| Father Terry Beeson | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whenever I proclaim the Gospel of John at Mass, it is not uncommon for me to encounter an episode when Jesus makes an “I am” statement. And when I do, I really try to give the words an extra oomph, a little more emphasis: “I AM the bread of life …” “I AM the light of the world …” “I AM the Good Shepherd …” “I AM the resurrection and the life …” “I AM the way and the truth and the life …”

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Jesus is right in our midst

Jesus is right in our midst

| Father David Hennen | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last Sunday, we heard from John’s Gospel about the resurrection appearance to the disciples in the locked room and specifically about Thomas, who doubted. On this third Sunday of Easter, we have another resurrection appearance from the Gospel of Luke.

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Christ crucified: More than a Good Friday event

Christ crucified: More than a Good Friday event

| Father Robert Schwartz | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man wanted to challenge his bright 8-year-old. He took a map of the world down from the wall and tore it into many pieces. He called his son into the kitchen and showed the boy the tattered map. He said, “My boy, if you can put this map back together so that the world is one once again, I will give you $20.”

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