Jesus Waits For Us
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Jesus Waits For Us

In the Holy Eucharist, Jesus waits for us hidden under the appearances of bread wine. He remains there – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – so we can receive Him.

April 18, 2013April 18, 2013by
The Many Effects of the Eucharist
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The Many Effects of the Eucharist

Jesus’ supreme gift of Himself as the HOLY EUCHARIST brings our soul to life like food sustains our body. It does so much to keep us living the light of God’s grace. It gives our soul vitality, fortifies us to do what is right and deepens our thankfulness for God’s providential care. It is the...

April 18, 2013April 18, 2013by
Faith From Persecution
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Faith From Persecution

The martyrdom of  Saint Stephen spurs an escalation of violent persecution against the followers of Jesus in Jerusalem. As a result, Christians scatter to other areas of Palestine and beyond. Divine Providence makes use of the situation in ways that the faith is spread to places where Christ Jesus was unknown.  What looks like a...

April 17, 2013April 17, 2013by
Living In the World So To Change It
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Living In the World So To Change It

The Lord Jesus founded His Church on a combination of human weakness and human fidelity; for sure, a most interesting blending of the worst and best of humanity. To these hand-picked men whom the Sacred Scriptures call “apostles”, Jesus pledged the perpetual gift and guidance of the Holy Spirit. By the end of the second...

April 16, 2013April 16, 2013by
Tragedy in Boston
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Tragedy in Boston

The horrific violence erupting near the Boston Marathon finish-line is a stark reminder to us all that evil exists and that human life is precious and feeble. Let us all pause for a moment and pray for the souls of those who were killed in this despicable act of violence. So, too, must we storm...

April 16, 2013April 16, 2013by
First Place
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First Place

The CLEVELAND INDIANS are securely atop the standings. Yes, I know it’s only one game. Might this be the start of an extra-special season? Keep hope alive!

April 3, 2013April 3, 2013by
Hope in the New Season
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Hope in the New Season

It is difficult for me not to get swept away in the excitement of a new baseball season. Of course the MLB fans everywhere are hopeful  as their team takes the field in the dawning of a new season. Yes, even those of us whose favorite team is Cleveland. The truth is that my beloved...

April 2, 2013June 10, 2015by
Christian Faith Is Meant to be Lively and Loving
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Christian Faith Is Meant to be Lively and Loving

Not only do Christians boldly assert that “Jesus lives!” but that He lives today in variety of ways, personally present among us. We claim that the Risen Christ even lives within us. When we seek to encounter the Risen Christ in our ordinary experience, an increasingly personal relationship is forged. Encountering Jesus makes for what...

April 2, 2013April 2, 2013by
Mary Magdalene
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Mary Magdalene

A single word spoken by the Risen Christ is enough to change everything. In John’s Gospel account, Mary Magdalene is broken-hearted and immersed in grief. Jesus says to her, “Mary!” (cf. John 20:16). Jesus’ voice has not changed and he retains the features of the Holy One who suffered and died. The Risen Christ is...

April 2, 2013April 2, 2013by
An Easter Word of Thanks and Encouragement
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An Easter Word of Thanks and Encouragement

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped to make our commemoration and celebration of the holiest days so exceptionally meaningful and memorable. For now, let us remember the first Christians. One of the most compelling features of their lives was found in their joy for doing ordinary and mundane things of...

April 1, 2013April 1, 2013by