Pastoral Perspectives

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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DOING THE OPPOSITE

Sometimes we are tempted to wish we did not have temptations. We think that if we could only get rid…

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REMOVING WOODEN BEAMS

Some people do not go to the doctor out of fear of what the doctor might find. Professional counseling is…

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LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS

There are people who believe in Jesus and people who do not. Among those who do not believe in Jesus,…

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