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MORE THAN ASH & DUST

This comedian named Artie talked about how he and his friend Anthony were involved with illegal gambling, betting on hockey games with a bookie.  Every week, they would make bets and meet some middleman to…

NASTY LEPER

So I've got to say something that might be a bit controversial.  It's actually been on my mind for a long time.  I'm not sure if I'm right or if anyone will agree with me…

WHY GOD?

Not too long ago, I ran into a friend from High School that I hadn't seen in a long time.  We had kept up with each other's lives through Facebook, so he knew I was…

FINDING THE DEVIL

Where would you expect to find the devil if you were looking for him?  How's that for an icebreaker for your next party?  In all seriousness, though, if God were to dispatch St. Michael the…

DETACHMENT

There’s been this Catholic Men’s Movement that first started maybe a decade ago called Exodus 90.  I believe it began at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, where a group of men preparing for the priesthood decided…

WHEN GOD SPEAKS

One of the unique experiences of being a priest is wearing the Roman Collar out in public.   A couple of weeks ago, two priest friends and I happened to be out for breakfast, and some…

RESPECT

On the smartphone App "Hallow," a Catholic Biblical Scholar named Jeff Cavins offers his reflections on the scriptures heard at daily Mass.  This past Friday, his thoughts were on the importance of Evangelization: how essential…

2024- WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART?

Probably one of the most difficult things, hardest things, challenging things for us as human beings to do in life is “letting go” of old hurts.   How often have we heard someone say, or even…

JOY

Merry Christmas! - it's amazing the joy that simply saying those two words can bring.  But what does that one word, Joy, really mean?  For most of us, our Christmas memories, experiences, or expectations are…