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Pastor’s Column – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 18, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   The gospel is a great comfort to us, especially in times of sorrow and trouble. But it’s a great challenge. It challenges us to shun darkness and to opt for [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 4, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   The Second Mountain: In the last ten years or so, I have become a fan of the New York Times columnist and NPR/PBS radio and television personality David Brooks. In some [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 28, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   A few years ago, my friend Tom died of brain cancer. Tom had been a Navy pilot for thirty years and was always in great physical and mental shape. So [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 21, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   The first reading and the Gospel are hospitality stories. Hospitality was an esteemed virtue in the ancient world. It is still a highly regarded and very necessary virtue. In the [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 14, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   Larry Skutnik, 28, was a shy man who worked in a government office in Washington. On the afternoon of  January 13, 1982, a severe snowstorm hit the city. He was [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 7, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers, A preacher was speaking at an open-air crusade in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Billy Graham was to speak the following night. But he arrived a day early. He came unannounced and sat on the [...]

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