Category Archives: Joy

The Fantasy of a Judgment-Free Zone

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com The ad for a national fitness center franchise promised that for $10 a month I could enter a judgment-free zone. It gave the hours where I could escape the judgmental world around me to enter a place … 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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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-30-17

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One Sunday in Galilee: Calming the storm at sea

Featured on CatholicMom.com My journal entry continues describing one Sunday in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Last month I wrote about Mass in Galilee, celebrated in Aramaic and Arabic, the closest language to that which Jesus spoke. After … 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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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-23-17

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Your true north

  By Christine Roe Featured on CatholicStand.com Many today are getting lost amongst the busy consumer culture, bogged down with appearing successful and fitting in with those around them. This culture tells us that the newest and fanciest cars will … 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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