Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Rock

Today is the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.  Peter, of course, was given the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven by Jesus himself.  The Chair of Saint Peter is the teaching authority of the Church.  Peter, the first … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Mercy

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Be Perfect

None of us will ever be perfect no matter how earnestly we try to be so.  So why then does Jesus command us to be perfect? Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall … Continue reading

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I Cry to You, O Lord

Who do we ask to help us to shake off our sadness, anxiety, guilt or grief?  A spouse?  A friend?  Do we seek solace in eating, smoking, drinking or other obsessions? Our psalm for today reminds us that it is … Continue reading

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Ask

Do you ever feel unworthy to ask God for things that you want?  I know that I do. But when I really think think about it in light of today’s gospel passage from Matthew, I realize that my feeling of … Continue reading

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Jonah and Jesus

In order to understand the meaning of today’s gospel passage from Luke we need to recall the story of Jonah.  Most of us have heard the story of Jonah and the whale, but few understand why this story was used by Jesus … Continue reading

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Fight Back!!

A great talk.   +3

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