Bird Bath

A Homily for those Preparing for Confession   If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. –1 John 1:9–   On my bookshelf, there rests a little volume entitled God Never Panics by Nate Carter.  Here is

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Roses in the Rough

If then any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. –2 Corinthians 5:17–             I picked up the bud vase from Mary’s kitchen table and inspected the beautiful artificial roses it contained.             “Can you guess what those roses are made of?” Mary asked.             “Silk?”             “No.”

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Ripples

A Homily for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C             I am continually amazed at how the effects of sin are so very far reaching.  The results of sin, regardless of whether the original sin has been forgiven, endure from one generation to another.  Sin, like a rock

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Soul Physician

It is not the healthy who need a physician, but they who are sick.  But go, and learn what this means:  I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.  For I have come to call sinners, not the just. –Matthew 9:12-13–             In this insightful observation, Jesus clearly indicates that the art

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