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Acing the Test

In my twenties and thirties, I experienced a recurring dream wherein I was back at J.M.A. Armstrong High School in Salisbury, except my current adult age, and I would find myself sitting in an otherwise empty classroom, waiting to take a test.   444 more words

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AM I A HYPOCRITE?

Someone I respect and admire greatly once said: “Be careful who you listen to because you might end up with their results.” Looking back, think we can all recall a time where someone tried to give us advice on a certain subject, and we knew this person did not follow their own advice, and we’ve thought to ourselves “Gee that person is a hypocrite”. 552 more words

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What a Guy, that Haggai

Today’s first reading from the Prophet Haggai (a rare treat) contains traces of what I like to call Old Testament Snark.

The readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092817.cfm

Is it time for you to dwell in your own paneled houses,

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Unchanging

Scripture Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

For me, one of the most appealing aspects of belonging to a spiritual tradition is the presumption that there is far more going on than what I witness before me.  448 more words

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Imitating Peter- get out of the boat!

I love St. Peter.

I admire and deeply relate to his extreme responses to Christ’s teachings.

I know he gets a lot of negative attention in the Gospels, but it’s speculated that this is mostly due to his own influence of the Evangelists (Matthew and John were his friends and Mark was his disciple). 994 more words

Feast of Pentecost

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Acts 2.1-11  |  Psalm 104  |  1 Corinthians 12.3B-7, 12-13  |  John 20-19-23

While preparing the 8-year-old children in my Parish for the Sacrament of Confirmation, my local Bishop asked that they be ready to respond to some questions he was going to ask during his homily at the celebration. 519 more words

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Friday in the Seventh Week of Easter

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Acts 25.13B-21  |  Psalm 103  |  John 21.15-19

 In today’s Gospel Peter receives an opportunity for a clean slate, a chance to start over again and to put his shameful act of betrayal behind him. 575 more words

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