Pastoral Perspectives

Love one another

There was a priest who gave exactly the same homily three weeks in a row. The first time the parishioners…

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God’s Protection

A basic need of the human person is to feel safe. In a world filled with reports of terrorist attacks…

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Breakfast on the beach

Disappointment is in the air. The disciples of Jesus had been fishing all night and caught nothing. In the midst…

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Honest Thomas

In the Gospel, Thomas gets a bum rap. We all know the story. Thomas is away and upon his return…

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A proclamation of transformation

I was once asked, “Father, what is transformation and how do you know you are there?” For me, that question…

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Making Holy Week Holy

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. This is the week that recalls the events of Jesus’ life that…

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Make the first move

When we are harmed by someone we sometimes hang on to the hurt in hopes that the offender will apologize….

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The Hug Approach

Many of us have had times in our lives when we have said things like, “I just can’t do it,…

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The Church’s Universal Language

Some of us are old enough to remember when the primary language of the Mass was Latin. The only parts…

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MOUNTAIN TOP GLORY

When news of a loved one’s death comes, we do not want to acknowledge it as true. If somebody points…

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