Category Archives: Becoming “Church”

Confronting postmodernity in a Catholic hermeneutic

Change Is Coming…

Change is a universal constant that affects our lives from the moment we are born until we leave earthly existence behind. We’re in the season of planting, so it’s easier for us to observe that at the root of all … Continue reading

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Excuses, Excuses!

Students have excuses why their homework isn’t finished; parents have excuses why they’re not spending more time with their children; people have excuses why they don’t go to church, or give money to charity, or check on their elderly neighbor. … Continue reading

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New Life, New Possibilities

Those of us in the northern hemisphere have an easier time when it comes to celebrating new life at Easter: it’s springtime! (I’m not sure how I would function in the southern hemisphere with Easter coming in the autumn…) Spring … Continue reading

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The Thing About Grief

Last week was the anniversary of my son’s death, and although it’s been 22 years, in my heart it feels like yesterday. Grief is part of this life, and although I’ve tried to run from it, deny it, stuff it … Continue reading

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The Bigger Connection

With all the many things that happen in our lives—the blessings, the challenges—it’s easy to overlook a central truth of our life in Christ, namely, that we are part of something bigger and greater than ourselves. Call it what you … Continue reading

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The Truth About Temptation

A chubby priest decided to get serious about losing weight, and when he drove to the church every morning, he had to pass the bakery where he’d been buying donuts for many years, so he decided now that he was trying to stay focused on his health, he would take another route … Continue reading

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Changes Are Coming

Lent is the perfect opportunity to open our hearts and minds to the God who loves us like crazy, and to consider making the changes God is calling us to embrace in order to better reflect the Christ Presence within … Continue reading

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