Monthly Archives: September 2013

Thanking and Praising God for the Gift that is Pope Francis

I thank God for the gift that is Pope Francis. Yesterday, he again astounded the world with his interview where he expressed refreshing thoughts on what it means to be a disciple of Christ in this day and age. He … Continue reading

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Love and Forgiveness

This is a new report about what Pope Francis told the pilgrims at St. Peter’s last Sunday: Forgiving our sins is “the joy of God,” Pope Francis told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican yesterday to pray … Continue reading

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More Things to Enjoy Than There Are To Worry About

The world today has never seen so much affluence, such fantastic developments, so many resources to make lives better and living easier. And yet at the same time, the world has never experienced so much fear, anxiety and uncertainty about … Continue reading

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Living On the Edge With Fr. Boyle

We went and listened to a talk by Fr. Greg Boyle last night at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, an event organized by Kathleen. Fr. G works with gangs in the ‘projects’ in East LA. He described how … Continue reading

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We Are All Bound Together In a Common Core

It is very disheartening for me to see how some people whose being a Christian is so public and visible to be embroiled in something so unchristian and downright immoral. I am thinking of (and praying for) our leaders and … Continue reading

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The Two Sons – The Prodigal and The Dutiful

Great music always has a familiar sound to it. The melody sounds like something we have heard before even if we are hearing it for the first time. Great truths also have a familiar ring to them; because we already … Continue reading

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The Pain of Believing

I am sad and my soul grows weary when I read about the fighting in Zamboanga: the senselessness of it all, children being used as human shields, thousands being thrown out of their homes, our leaders scrambling, confused and confounded … Continue reading

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Unique and Special

I have always loved being a teacher I have found great joy and fulfillment in teaching Oh but I hate being directive and dogmatic Truth is universal; but everyone has his own truth I don’t relish being told what to … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule and More

‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and … Continue reading

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Life Blessings

Life is the greatest blessing. It is a precious gift, undeserved and generously given. Even when things get rough and tough times come, it is still better to be alive rather than non-existent. Everything therefore that gives life is a … Continue reading

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