Happiness

God's kind of happiness, as defined in the Beatitudes of Jesus, represents a radical reversal of almost everything we have ever been taught about the meaning of happiness!  Look at the Beatitudes…

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Who Lives in You?

Who lives in you? Let your imagination run free for a moment and picture yourself, your personality, who you really are, as a house. Any kind of house will do,…

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Giving Ten Percent

“The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Clason has been a popular book about success. The most important teaching in Clason's book is that the person wanting to be rich…

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Self-Love

I hope you wear your Covid-19 mask when you are out and about. But there are OTHER MASKS besides the Covid-19 masks that we wear. We need to remove the…

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Knowing Where to Look

I was ordained in 1969. My first assignment was in Northbrook, Illinois. I remember quite vividly celebrating mass on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.  At the…

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Dressing Down for the Occasion

British statesman and financier Cecil Rhodes, whose fortune was used to endow the world-famous Rhodes Scholarships, was a stickler for correct dress but apparently not at the expense of someone…

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Four Kinds of Saviors

The historian Arnold Toynbee in his monumental work “The Study of History” notes that there are four kinds of saviors that have appeared on history’s stage.  There is the savior with a scepter…

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Forgiveness

When the first missionaries came to Alberta, Canada, they were savagely opposed by a young chief of the Cree Indians named Maskepetoon. But the chief responded to the gospel and…

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