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In the Company of Witnesses

  I became a Christian at age 17. I didn’t go to church growing up and really knew very little about Jesus. That is, until I met a girl whom […]

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Leisure

Everyday Stewardship: God’s Gift of Leisure

When we take time to include “inactivity” into our daily life and into our year, we acknowledge that we are not the sum of our career, job, schoolwork, or even […]

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Eucharistic Presence

For Sunday, June 7, 2015, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Our first reading this weekend from the Book of Exodus makes a very bold and confident statement […]

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Grass

Cutting the Grass Again

We are not like grass. We do not grow without a decision to do so. The grass receives water from the clouds, sunlight from a far off star, and the […]

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Seeds

Lavishly Sowing Seeds

We all know sowing is the process of planting seeds. Jesus tells of the sower – some seeds fell on the path, on rocky ground, some among thorns and some […]

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Everyday Stewardship

I collect smiley faces. The crown jewels of my collection are Harvey Ball autographed smileys and McCoy pottery smileys. When I started my collection, I looked for the McCoy symbol […]

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Everyday Stewardship: Most Holy Trinity 2015

A good steward should cherish everything and everyone around them, and treat all of it with great care and compassion. Even our belongings and resources used to co-create with God […]

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Jesus crying

A Glimpse of Heaven

Christian community is always strongest in the face of tragedy. We can easily say that it is unfortunate that we can’t all come together as strong when times are good. […]

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Father, Brother, and Spirit

For Sunday, May 31, 2015, The Most Holy Trinity Are you ready for months and months of presidential candidate news, speeches, and controversies? The next presidential election is over a year away, […]

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Oscar Romero

God’s Microphones

Working in a parish offers me the privilege of walking side by side with some of the most heroic and faithful people I have encountered.  These people do not have […]

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Adrian Chiles, BBC

What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in church

Broadcaster and recent Catholic convert Adrian Chiles recently set himself a challenge to go to church every day for more than a month, and never the same one twice. Most of […]

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Everyday Stewardship

My oldest son was having a tougher time than expected in his first year of college. In high school he expected to get As and be one of the smarter […]

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