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Generous Dads

Generous Dads

    “Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and your staff give me courage.”  Psalm 23, 4       For many adults, their image of God the Father was formed and shaped by the image of their...

The Locker Room

The Locker Room

I remember when I was on the swim team as a kid. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we would swim a good mile at a nearby pool. After swimming we would all go into the locker room, and, well, I think it would be inappropriate to repeat what was...

Tithing

Tithing

     “Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words: Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, who...

Movie Talk

Movie Talk

I have never been one to shy totally away from the culture, or to totally shelter my kids.  Though I am careful about the mass media and the detrimental effects it can have, we still like to watch movies.  We especially like to watch those with a...

The Bridge

The Bridge

I recently visited the town of Spoleto, with the rest of the community. After touring the city itself we hiked up the MonteLuco beside it to have lunch beside a Franciscan convent that goes back to St Francis himself. Reaching the castle at the top...

Tell the truth

Tell the truth

“When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There, truly, is an Israelite in whom there is no deception.'”  Jn 1: 47      Several years ago, I asked a few classrooms of Catholic School kids why they did not always tell the...

Healing Prejudice

Healing Prejudice

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:27-28)  I just...