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How Many Times?

The following is my homily for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.

I’ll never forget the first time I held a sparkler. While they don’t interest me much now, they were so amazing when I was little. 1,304 more words

Catholic Church

The Sex Crisis, and the Deeper Issue in the Church

Here we go again! The sex abuse crisis in the Church is, once again, all over the news, and various priests and bishops are, once again, offering commentary and expressing sadness, shock, shame, while calling for changes and remedies within the Church. 639 more words

Culture

To Those Who Feel Angry With the Catholic Church

It’s impossible to find a silver lining in this week’s news that a Pennsylvania grand jury accused over 300 priests of abusing about 1,000 people over the course of 70 years. 527 more words

Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal

The Catholic Church has much to answer for. As a religious and political institution that has spanned many, many centuries, it has been involved in many unsavory activities that could be characterized as atrocities, by modern standards.  160 more words

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Christ, the living bread.

Mary Lou was a woman I came to know in a previous assignment. She has since passed away. May she rest in peace. Mary Lou was one of those people who had the gift and (I think) the discipline of hospitality. 772 more words

TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME (CYCLE II) WEDNESDAY - FIRST READING (1 CORINTHIANS 12:31-13:13)

A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF SAINT PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS

(THERE ARE THREE THINGS THAT LAST: FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE; AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.) … 345 more words

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The Pennsylvania Priest Scandal; an Outside View

Perhaps it is time for me to say something about the scandal rocking the Catholic church. Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread, I suspect. 842 more words

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