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February 2011 Archives

There is a Latin maxim that addresses the centrality of worship in the life, identity and mission of the Catholic Church; “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi“. The phrase in Latin literally means the law of prayer (“the way we worship”) is […]

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. […]

In a contemporary Christian culture infected by a mistaken notion that following the Lord Jesus means we will no longer have to suffer or face need, the witness of the Apostle Paul stands in stark contrast. This Gospel without the […]

After processing the Book of the Gospels around the sanctuary accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the Liturgical Alleluia sung by the faithful, I stepped up to the ambo and proclaimed “The Lord be with you”. They responded, “And also with […]

Where is Jesus passing through in our own lives? He always shows up for those who have their spiritual eyes opened to see Him. How about in our workplace? How about in our relationships? How about in our families? Are […]

Even the most sincere Christians can still live out their Christian life with a certain dualism. They see themselves as living “in the world” and “going to Church.” Family life sometimes gets included in “the world” or perhaps it is […]

When I walked into Ann’s Hallmark and saw the crowd on Saturday I had to smile. First, because of the humanity it revealed. Two days before Valentine’s Day and most people were there because, like me, they had procrastinated. However, […]

“TGIF Poppi’” he said with that cute little voice of his. I had to ask him to repeat what he said for two reasons; my hearing is not as good as it once was and I did not really expect […]

Through prayer, daily life takes on new meaning. It becomes a classroom of communion.We will live the way we love and we will love the way we pray “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this […]

Jesus said to Peter ‘I tell you for certain that when you were a young man, you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will hold out your hands. Then others will […]

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