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Back in the days of giants

I would like to tell you about a very special physician who roamed the halls of St. Joseph, Lutheran and Parkview hospitals years ago. His name is Dr. Michael Mastrangelo. […]

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The Sunday Gospel

The Father, Son and Spirit are one

Trinity Sunday John 16:12-15 The Church celebrates Trinity Sunday this weekend, and it uses the celebration to teach us about the Holy Trinity, the mystery of three persons in the […]

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The Sunday Gospel

The Lord sends His Spirit to us, His Church

Feast of Pentecost John 20:19-23 In the Church’s liturgical year, only Easter and Christmas eclipse Pentecost. The importance and grandeur of these feasts of course derive from the events being […]

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Wake up: the real danger posed by the California confession bill

Senate Bill 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state Senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts […]

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The corpse raiders

Most people recognize the importance of obtaining consent before retrieving organs from the bodies of deceased persons. They also understand the necessity of showing respect for those bodily remains following […]

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What if every life were precious?

When Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law, she gave this simple explanation. “Every life is precious,” she said. The law has been criticized […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Jesus is always present through His Spirit

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Luke 24:46-53 The date for celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord is optional in this country. The decision is made […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Jesus is always present through His Spirit

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Luke 24:46-53 The date for celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord is optional in this country. The decision is made […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Peace will be with those who love God

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:23-29 The Acts of the Apostles again provides the first reading for a weekend in the Easter season. As it grew, Christianity not only expanded […]

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On the composting of thee and me

In Herman Wouk’s novel, “War and Remembrance,” Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human beings are “microbes on a grain of dust … and […]

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The destination must direct the way

Many people say that they don’t hear too many sermons about hell anymore. I believe this is true in general, but I will say that I preach about it a […]

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Graduation, diplomas and degrees: What is your identity?

This time of year is always marked by transitions. Whether it be graduations, weddings or simply traveling for the summer, we often find ourselves moving from one place to another […]