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‘Open wide the doors to Christ’ by Fr. Bob Hilz

Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II,1920-2005 How do I summarize the life of the second longest reigning pope in Church history? He was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. He lost both of his parents and older brother before … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II: Be Not Afraid by Fr. Bob Hilz

Today we celebrate the memorial of Blessed John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005. How do I summarize the life of the second longest reigning pope in Church History. He was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. He lost both of his … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Christian fruitfulness brings us joy even in trials and difficulties

Isaiah 55:10-11; Ps 65:11-14; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-9 Parables are simple life stories that Jesus told his large audiences. They are down to earth everyday stories that were in their normal experiences like agricultural or fishing. When we read these … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of resting in Jesus vs. fake news

Zachariah 9:9-10; Ps 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 As we go through life we often get tired and look for refreshment, comfort and happiness. The world is not lacking in offering us all kinds of what seem … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-7-17

  How to Benefit from a Critique Group – Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com – The Catholic Writers Guild is all about networking, honing our craft and supporting other Catholic writers. The critique groups do all that – and more!   The Fantasy of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of following and serving Jesus

2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42  There are several themes one could draw from today’s readings. Matthew’s Jesus can sound rather harsh in the early section about parents, children and life in the world. … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Finding joy in ordinary time

Jeremiah 20:10-13; Ps 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35; Roman 5:12-15; Mt 10:26-33. We have now finished celebrating many of the major elements of our faith. We now move back to ordinary time. Sunday readings are in a three-year cycle so we … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of being fed by Jesus

Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a); Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 In the last three months we have celebrated three major events in our Christian life: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, his return to his Father and the … Continue reading

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