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Fear Not

“While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” But ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only...

Explaining our Treasure

One of the difficulties we have as Catholics is trying to explain our Faith to those outside the Catholic Church.  Why does the Church teach what it does about things like artificial birth control, same sex attraction or Communion to those who are not Catholic.  We...

Trust

Grandpa Joe stopped by his daughter’s house one fall evening to visit with the family.  He had brought a lollipop to give to his granddaughter, 4 year old Zoe. Grandpa Joe sat down on the couch, smiled at Zoe and said hello.  Zoe stood by her mom, clutching her...

And He taught…

I searched for the word “taught” in the four gospels.  I wanted to see how many times the gospels said Jesus taught.  I found it used in this way a total of seventeen times: And he opened his mouth and taught them. –Matthew 5:2 He taught them as one...

Peace be with you…

Peace. This is a popular word people associate with Jesus – often at Christmas time.  This is because of St. Luke’s telling of the angels visit to the shepherds on Christmas.  The angels have just announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds, then they...

So, what’s the Good News?

Who doesn’t like good news?  When someone comes home and says, “I have good news!”, don’t you just feel better already, before you even hear what the good news is? Then there is church.  At Mass the same phrase is used: “Good News”....

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