Monthly Archives: August 2011

Really Only Nine Things God Won’t Ask

WARNING: in this my 90th post, I am about to do something I said I would never do: rant and rave over something like my opinion really matters or you even care about my opinion. YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP … Continue reading

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St. Paul on the Love of God

If God is for us, who can be against us? ​Is it possible that he who did not spare his own Son ​but handed him over for the sake of us all ​will not grant us all things besides? ​Who … Continue reading

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BE MY GUEST: Matt Smith

[Matt Smith is the Faith Formation Coordinator for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Princeton, WV. He and his wife Johanna have a daughter Hannah and a son Liam. They are expecting the arrival of another boy in October. Today’s post … Continue reading

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BE MY GUEST: Sr. Clare Marie Rohutny, O.S.A

The Pursuer Augustine who, Ever searching down the winding roads Of philosophy, beauty, and love, Ever yearning for a heart to unfold In truth and freedom, you who Found all and more in the Holy Writ. Ever desiring to find … Continue reading

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[A poem/prayer to St. Augustine has been posted. My homily notes are now available. Please click on “A Homily (or two)” above. If you subscribe to Hearts on Fire at the bottom of this page, you will be notified of … Continue reading

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TODAY IS the Feast of St. Augustine

[St. Augustine is likely the greatest Christian thinker and writer of the Church’s first 1200 years. In honor of his feast day in the Western Church, I want to high light a few prayers for your use and reflection.] Lord … Continue reading

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Why Linus is the Only Child Theologian

[When I was a first grade student at St. Margaret Mary School I attended a First Friday Mass followed by benediction. No one told me why incense was used. But I was able to figure it out on my own … Continue reading

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A is for ANGER

A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, “Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?” The father replied, “It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what … Continue reading

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Ezekiel’s Vision – The Vision of the Dry Bones

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all round them; there … Continue reading

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 As Easy As A, B, C

[Last year a parishioner who wishes to remain anonymous — and I’ll call Agnes Mills which is easier to spell than anonymous –accepted an invitation in the bulletin to start writing Sunday reflections. Creating your own alphabet of faith –an … Continue reading

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