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Sunday, July 14, 2019

What A Life

  • Happiness begins where selfishness ends and one engages in loving acts

    True spirituality encourages us to let go and let God. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection show us how to win by losing. In the letter to the Philippines Paul says, Jesus “emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

  • When we pray, we talk to God; When we read the Bible, God talks to us.

    St. Isidore (c. 560-636), the Archbishop of Seville in Spain, once said, “Prayer purifies us, reading instructs us.

  • King/Queen babies need to take full responsibility for their own lives

    Dr. Sigmund Freud used the term “His Majesty, the Baby” to describe the infantile behavior of some adults. Freud died in 1939 so this is not some new behavior.Those who work with chemically dependent people often talk about “King Baby” or “Queen Baby” when describing this type of behavior.

  • Why do bad and tragic things happen to good and innocent people?

    Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do good people have to suffer?The people in Jesus’ day wanted to know the answer to these questions, and so do we.People asked Jesus about two separate tragedies that happened to innocent people. The first was the murder of some Galilean Jews by Pilate.

  • If we are conscious of someone’s shortcomings, look within ourselves first

    In Luke gospel Jesus says, “Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.” (Lk 6:41-42)Jesus often used exaggeration to make a serious point.

  • The saintly bishop in Les Miserables inspirited me my priesthood

    I went to high school at St. Joseph Seminary in Covington. Languages were an important part of our curriculum.

  • Lent is a time to change and become more Christlike.

    The Season of Lent begins (began) on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Lent is the season of change. We want to rid ourselves of everything that is not of Christ and become more Christlike.

  • Jesus tells us that when we welcome the stranger, we welcome him

    We have avoided another government shutdown. We are the only democracy that has government shutdowns. When the government shuts down, the people who feel the pain are government and contract workers going without paychecks or those who depend on federal programs like food stamps for survival.This is unjust and goes against all Christian values.

  • The blood of the martyrs has always been the seed of Christianity

    We often hear about Christians being persecuted for their faith in various parts of the world.It seems like whenever missionaries introduce Christianity to a new country or culture, a persecution begins once these followers of Jesus grow in size.Jesus told his disciples to go out into the whole world and teach the truths he had given them. They were to baptism the believers and make them members of his body. This was a difficult task in many communities, especially where another religious group ...

  • God has put a deep desire in the human heart to love and be loved

    Last Month, Christopher Cleary from Colorado went on Facebook and threatened to kill “as many girls as I see” because he was still a virgin at 27. Police feared he might be targeting a nearby Women’s March. They arrested him after he wrote a long verbal attack against women blaming them for his virginity and wanting to become “the next mass shooter.”Cleary is part of a group of murderous young men who call themselves “involuntarily celibate” or “in...

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