Monthly Archives: May 2010

Brave New Word: Children as Products

In a world that no longer values all human life, children become commodities and not gifts: Sex to make babies may become redundant as IVF becomes the norm (via Mirror of Justice). Update: link corrected The foundational principle of Catholic … Continue reading

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Reflection by Deacon Larry Kehoe

My husband loves the Gospel of John especially John 17.  It bothers him that it is bumped from the Lectionary, in all but six diocese in the United States, because the Ascension is celebrated on Sunday instead of Thursday.  He … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi the Theologian?

Madame speaker, who is a Catholic, has a history of contradicting the Pope, the Bishops and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  It has not been widely reported for some reason, but here she goes again, only this time she … Continue reading

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Tis The Season….

For graduations and the celebration of Confirmation.There is an old ministry joke about the Methodist, Lutheran and Catholic clergy who had a common problem with bats in their Churches.  The Methodist and Lutheran minister tried everything, but they could not … Continue reading

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When Hell Froze

I was lurking over at The Anchoress blog, when I was reminded of the day in February when hell froze.  It was the day that I watched Oprah. Something that I had vowed never to do.  But then I learned … Continue reading

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The Mystical Body of Christ

“The Church is in history, but at the same time she transcends it. It is only “with the eyes of faith” that one can see her in her visible reality and at the same time in her spiritual reality as … Continue reading

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The Church and the Public Square

A young woman asked me a question, during a fundamentals of the faith class that I offer , called Roots of Faith, She asked, “why does the Church get involved in political issues: what about the separation of Church and … Continue reading

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled:: 6th Sunday of Easter

I am too tired to write an original post and my  favorite deacon did not give a homily this weekend. So here is one from Deacon Greg Kandra (from my birthplace New York). A blessed Mother’s day to all!

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Training for Mass

An interesting analogy from Deacon Curtis Turner at the Archdiocese of Washington (DC) Blog: Recently, I had invited a friend of mine who had fallen away from the Church to come to Mass. It was probably the first time he … Continue reading

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Mock Not Least Ye Be Mocked

Yesterday I had to delete a comment on the Comedy Central Post. The comment linked to a site which encouraged people to submit drawings of Mohammad.  This is a Christian blog, and I do not think that encouraging people to … Continue reading

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