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Journeys begin with questions

Journeys begin with questions Every journey of discovery begins with a question.   What if the world is not flat?  Where does life begin?  How does life begin?  What is beyond a star?  What is at the depths of the ocean?  Questions have led people to explore the complexities of the universe, t...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hallmark movies: Lessons for a fuller life

Hallmark movies: Lessons for a fuller life Ok, I will admit it; I am a Hallmark movie watcher. Many of you probably are too – but would never admit it for fear of being seen as sappy or too sentimental.  Well at Mass on New Year’s Day, a fellow Hallmark watcher stepped into the light, and I was delighted. Yes, Father fesse...
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Come a little closer

This past fall my husband and I, and a friend, took a vacation to Philadelphia. It was our first time visiting this historic city. I will admit I prefer to stay close to home most of the time; so visiting a new, unfamiliar place always gives me a bit of anxiety, especially if it is a big city. Usua...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Children are gifts from the Lord

“Certainly sons are a gift from the LORD, the fruit of the womb, a reward” (Psalm 127:3, NABRE)   Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated in our Diocese from Jan. 29 through Feb 4.  I was very blessed to have attended eight years of Catholic school in my small hometown.  ...
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Finding an epiphany … with icing

An “epiphany” is a revealing moment that changes our perception. I have always loved the Feast of the Epiphany.  When I think of the visitors kneeling before the Christ child with their gifts, I recall my own personal epiphanies – those times in my life when I was compelled t...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Make the world a better place

A few weeks ago my 7-year-old grandson was sick and had to miss a couple of days of school. By the time day two rolled around he was beginning to feel a little better and decided he needed a “to do” list. His mom took a picture of the list and sent it to me via text message. Among the m...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Season of Light

Season of Light Although light always plays an important part of our lives, I find myself focusing more on light during the season Advent and Christmas seasons. I enjoy seeing the little town where we live decorated with all the colored or white lights.  We live on a street where a family really enjoys that d...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O Come, O Come Emmanuel Music is such a part of life and, in a special way, this particular season of Advent.   Very often we will be singing the words to “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”  This song, so much a part of our tradition, lends itself to much reflection.  Even the introduction, which i...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Called to be present to one another

Called to be present to one another “The Church is a family of families, constantly enriched by the lives of all those domestic churches.” – Pope Francis   “Leave your country, your family and your father’s house, for the land I will show you”. This scripture passage from the book Genesis hold...
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

A Witness of courageous faith

As I sat in the pew listening to the homily on the thirty-second Sunday in ordinary time, I struggled to focus. You see, the week before on Sunday morning, as I was leaving church, I received the news that my sister was on a life-flight helicopter enroute to University of Louisville hospital. As I...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016