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Friars Corner: Jesus rewards his friends

Have a Blessed and Safe Thanksgiving. Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-21, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-15, 19-21 Now, at the next to the last Sunday of our church year, we look at the rewards we can expect from our … 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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Butterfly Bumps

Each one of us has little insignificant rough places that seem harmless — lumps and bumps of no consequence. That was the way it was for several years with a little bump on my neck under my chin. The bump … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Up, up and away to heavenly glory!

Acts 1:12-14; Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8; 1 Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11a OR Ascension: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Ephesians 1:17-23. Option 2: Hebrews 9:24-28, 10:19-22; Matthew 28:16-20 Most states in our country transferred the Ascension from last Thursday to this … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic

The Anchoress Elizabeth Scalia posed the question on her Patheos blog, “Why do I remain Catholic?” to Catholic writers and all media persons in this post. #WhyRemainCatholic is going wild. This conversation is timely for me, for I’ve begun writing … Continue reading

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God’s To-Do List for you

What’s on God’s to-do list for you today? Does he wake you up early enough to enjoy the beautiful sunrise he created? As you get dressed, does he prompt you to pray for a divorced friend or cancer-stricken relative? Perhaps … Continue reading

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All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

Jesus, our Bridegroom, went all in out of love for us, to bring us all into his Church where his kingdom “already exists and will be fulfilled at the end of time. The kingdom has come in the person of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 3-17-17

Lent: Your Ways – by Amy Welborn – For Lent, if I am to be deeply reconciled to God, I need to know who God is and what God’s call to me is. That won’t happen by listening with half … Continue reading

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