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Long Overdue

I realize it has been some time since I last posted something in this blog. While I have had many thoughts and ideas that would make for a good post, I have not taken the time to commit them to writing. However, I hope to change that in the coming weeks. As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, may the Holy Spirit set all the Faithful on Fire with God's Love!

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The Time is Now

Discipleship or Bust! One of the buzz words of late has been Discipleship. It seems to me that everyone is coming to the correct assessment that something is terribly wrong in our education and formation programs and it is time for a change. For some, the proposed change often takes the form of denying the Tradition and making superficial changes to everything we hold True. For others, it is a radical call for a more militant...

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The Subtle Method

I was told that my predecessor and classmate was on the local new channel yesterday showing off his magnificent Presepio, that is, a nativity scene. In fact, we were classmates in the seminary and he was known for this elaborate display even then. Over the years he has significantly expanded the exhibit and it is truly a sight to see. I am happy to see he is still putting the effort into making it and so...

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At The Name of Jesus

Every Knee Shall Bow! Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Holy Name of Jesus. We must recall that there is no other name by which we are Saved. On this day, we recall the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians when he said, "God greatly exalted Jesus and bestowed on Him the Name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bend, of those in Heaven...

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Shall We Play a Game?

Is It about a Winning Move? I came across a news report about two teachers from a Catholic Acadamy in Boston who were fired because they conceived a child out of wedlock. The official statement noted that all the teachers sign an agreement that they would adhere to the teachings and principles of the Catholic Church, which are among "many other criteria essential for employment." Generally speaking, the dismissal of employees for cause rarely makes the...

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War on Christmas?

Is there a battle to "save" Christmas? It seems today that many Christians claim there is a "war on Christmas." I find the terminology curious because war usually connotes those who take sides in the battle and are clear which side they are on. Yes, there are many "businesses" that wish to keep their customer base broad so they try to avoid seeming exclusive to one group or tradition. Yes, there are polititicians who have the...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a unique day in which the entire nation is asked to pause and give thanks to Almighty God. From the very founding of this nation until today, we have recognized the hand of God in our nation's development and freedom. Today is not about selfishness or over-indulgence but about the abundance we receive from God. Today is not about what I have received but what I have given in response to God's Blessings. Today is...

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New Apostolic Exhortation

The Joy of the Gospel Pope Francis released his first Apostolic Exhortation on November 24, 2013. The english version is now available for download. The title of the document is Evangelii Gaudium, which translates as The Joy of the Gospel. The official PDF version of the document is 224 pages so it will take some time to read and review what the pope has to say in the document. As is the case with this type of...

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Very Different

The Learning Curve Using this new package certainly will take some time to getting used to it. At this point, I have a pretty decent understanding of what is required for getting basic posts on this site. More later...

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