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Living in the moment: recognize God’s gift of today Print
Everyday Faith
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

God gave me a gift today.

It was subtle, yet unmistaken, and came in the sound of my daughter's laughter as we played chess on our back patio in the shade of the silver maple tree.

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God’s wake-up call to what’s most important Print
Making a Difference
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

Although it is Ordinary Time in the Church year, I think it often feels like Good Friday these days. Don't you?

With all of the immense suffering the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused -- with no end in sight -- the millions of people who have lost their jobs, the murder of George Floyd, the subsequent scattered riots amidst mostly peaceful protests, the somewhat clandestine and intimidating armed actions of anonymous federal agents against protesters in Portland, Ore. -- with President Trump threatening more of the same in several other U.S. cities -- it's tempting to give into a sense of depression and anxiety.

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The quiet blessing of ministry to retired priests Print
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

This year, five of us priests were honored for serving 50 years in the priesthood. Barring a cancellation because of the coronavirus, we will be honored again at the Priests Assembly.

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