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Joy Complete in Jesus

Jesus tells us in John 15: 9-11 “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.” Wow! Who could ask to be loved more than that? The Father loves Jesus more than we can ever imagine or put into … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The heart of Christian life: Christ’s loving mercy

2 Samuel 12:7-10,13; Ps 32:1-2, 5,7,11; Galatians 2:16, 19-21; Luke 7:36-50 The first and gospel stories today are expressions of God’s mercy and forgiveness for the humans he created. This mercy is completely unmerited. God’s love or mercy is a … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of a Father’s Blessing

Featured in NewEvangelizers.com I wish my father had read The Healing Power of a Father’s Blessing by Linda Schubert. He parented his three daughters from a distance, following the familiar pattern of how he was raised. Oh, Daddy was in … Continue reading

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Show up and let God love you!

  Featured on CatholicMom.com         Two funerals last week of close friends of more than 40 years were not what I planned to do in a busier-than-usual week. But funerals are never convenient; we go with the … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Are figs on your tree?

Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15; Ps 103:1-4, 6-8, 11; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1- The first reading, Exodus 3:1-8, and the gospel, Luke 13:1-9, concern tree fruitfulness. While tending Jethro’s flock across the desert, Moses sees a burning bush that is … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Get close to Jesus in Lent

Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Ps 91:1-2, 10-15; Romans 10:8-13;  Luke 4:1-13 We are already at the beginning of Lent. My resolution for Lent is to get as close to Jesus as I can. As I look back at the daily gospel readings … Continue reading

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Two funerals show me how to let God love me

Featured on New Evangelizers Two funerals of close friends of more than 40 years were not what I planned to do in a busier-than-usual week. But funerals are never convenient; we go with the flow. Both funerals were at the … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Our joy is in sharing Christ’s true love

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-18;  Ps 71:1-6, 15,17; 1 Corinthians 12:31 to 13:13 or 1 Cor 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30.  I have been following a line of thought in the second reading from St. Paul to the Corinthian church that he founded. We … Continue reading

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