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Becoming Like Children

“When you love someone, you want to touch them.” That was the answer of a second grader at a First Holy Communion Mass when asked why we receive the Eucharist.  At first, this answer sounds a bit odd…a bit simple.  But think about this for a moment.  We love God so, so much, yes? We […]

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The Great Man

The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia affected me rather strongly, as I had long admired both him and his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, a priest in my diocese.  Mind you, I am not someone who takes an especially profound interest in politics or the law.  For me Justice Scalia was a cultural and intellectual […]

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Our Father: One Family

“Our Father,” we pray. If everyone in the world can hypothetically pray the Our Father, that means that we are all brothers and sisters. It’s essential to have a relationship with God, for you to “love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is indeed “the […]

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Hallowed Be Thy Name

“Hallowed be Thy name”.  We hear and say this phrase on a regular basis when we pray the Lord’s Prayer.  But how often do we truly think about what this means? I know for me, at least, I often recite that prayer without giving much thought into that particular line of the prayer.  It wasn’t […]

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Catholic Appropriation

Diversity. Appropriation. Equality. Privilege. It seems that our culture has taken a shift to embrace everything that has been traditionally marginalized. Folks don’t know what to say anymore. Words can hurt. Actions speak even louder. Micro-aggressions speak loudest of all. Just by being, we may be of offense to someone else. But rarely do you […]

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