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Bernard Fischer
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That's all folks!
It's time to shut this thing down.  I started it a couple of years ago just as a place to publish some of the stuff I'd written for RCIA and work out some ideas (I think better with my fingers).  But I never promoted it and it never took off, and for some r...
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What is a homily?
I posted this a couple of months ago.  It is my feeling that Christianity is not doing enough to speak to the issues that people face today.  Instead we offer bland platitudes.  When things go bad we say "we'll pray for you" and when things go well we say "...
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Why do I Care?
Last week I watched an episode of Mother Angelica where she, in an offhand way, commented on the human tendency to point out the flaws of others.  There's a lot of irony on display there: Mother Angelica was never shy to point out the flaws of others, and b...
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A good way to start a long weekend
Mother Angelica famously referred to the "Electric Church" of the 1970's and 1980's: "Every time you go, you get a shock!" I've been getting a lot of shocks lately so I'm insulating myself with a trip to Mater Dei tonight for the First Friday Sacred Heart v...
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Rocking the Paradise
My wife and I saw Dennis DeYoung tonight at the Wildflower Festival .  At 69 years old, we thought he should change his name to Dennis DeOld (ba-dum-dump!).  Dennis DeYoung was the lead singer of Styx, a rock group that probably took itself a little too ser...
Rocking the Paradise
Rocking the Paradise
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The Benedict Option, again
Last year I had some rambling words about the Benedict Option and Dominican Option in the Church.  I've been thinking about it some more lately and I'm starting to tilt a bit towards the Benedict Option.  Here are my reasons. 1) There needs to be a communit...
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Winning Friends and Influencing Others
In a recent Apostolic Exhortation that received some murmur of attention in the press, we read these beautiful words: Love is not rude  99. To love is also to be gentle and thoughtful,
and this is conveyed by the next word, aschemonéi .
It indicates that lo...
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Evangelism: Give the People What They Want.
I found this article posted at First Things' First Thought's blog.  It has much wisdom in it and I've been thinking along similar lines, but have been unable to articulate my thoughts. I also haven't been able to do enough research to speak confidently on t...
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Disappointment
Mother Angelica on disappointment inside and outside the Church. (that's a strange cover image). And, while we're at it, Mother Angelica talking about "Let not your hears be troubled"
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