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Adoring the precious gifts of God's creations One of my patron saints is Francis of Assisi. He reminds me of what today's first reading and responsorial Psalm teach us: All creation is sacred. God made everything and declared it "good."…
Partnership with Christ This Sunday's reading from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians describes my own ministry of writing these Good News Reflections: If I preach the Good News, this is no reason for me to boast,because I have…
The Shepherd King At that time, the Apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. And he said to them: 'Come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while'. These verses…
The Shepherd King At that time, the Apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. And he said to them: 'Come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while'. These verses…
It takes faith to love despite our fears What causes us to be afraid? Basically, the root of every fear is the assumption that we are not loved, not really-really loved. We're afraid of being open and honest with others…
The miraculous power of trust The instructions of Jesus in today’s Gospel reading don't exactly fit our modern culture of suitcases on wheels. Gone are the days when people in ministry could visit a home or parish wearing the same…
Strength for your wobbly knees Oh how pathetic we look when we feel discouraged and weary of our trials! Today’s first reading describes us as having weak knees and drooping hands. For some reason, we assume we're not supposed to…
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