Monthly Archives: November 2010

Holy Darkness, Holy Light

On the morning of November 22, 1963, I was too young to appreciate the fact that my entire life was going to be changed forever that day, that violence, assassinations and war would dominate the news almost every night until … Continue reading

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Still “The King”, After All These Years…

Sometimes when we reread a Scripture passage and think about it and do some research on it, we get some good ideas for a homily.  (Sometimes not, depending on the passage!)  So this week, on this Feast of Christ the … Continue reading

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Perceptions and Reality

Whenever there is a situation where someone is accused of crime, there is always evidence that is gathered before the police can make an arrest.  Sometimes there is forensic evidence, such as fingerprints or DNA evidence left at the scene.  … Continue reading

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Prayer Time

From our earliest history, from the time when humans started to believe that death was not the end of life, that there were powers in the universe that controlled or influenced both our terrestrial and heavenly lives, we have had … Continue reading

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God of the Living

A few years ago, AARP did a survey of their membership, asking, among other things, how many of them believed in heaven.  The statistics were not surprising: the higher a person’s income the less likely s/he was to believe in … Continue reading

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Guilt by Association

When someone is accused of a crime and there are eyewitnesses, it doesn’t seem to matter how loudly he protests his innocence.  Even when there isn’t anyone observing us, we often show by our actions that we are not completely … Continue reading

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