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Where do we go from here?

June 29, 2022

For longer than my adult life, Roe v. Wade has been part of the landscape. Not a good part, but there. Now it’s not. It’s amazing. But I admit to […]

They bore the wounds of Jesus

June 29, 2022

When I was growing up in Oconto, a group of people would make monthly trips to Escanaba, Mich., to the home of an elderly gentleman named Irving Houle. He also […]

The Supreme Court decision: A new day for life

June 28, 2022

As you probably know, last Friday, on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision, eliminating the federal right to […]

Jesus is about total commitment

June 22, 2022

There’s a cute little story told about a time when the farm animals got together to plan breakfast. Each one was to bring something and there was much discussion about […]

A matter of life or death

June 15, 2022

Baby formula, bicycles, lumber … COVID-19-related shortages continue. The Washington Post recently reported that even potatoes and cream cheese have been affected by supply issues. While most people can’t help […]

Affirmation of the Real Presence

June 15, 2022

The second reading this week comes from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. Paul narrates the institution of the Eucharist from the Last Supper. This letter was written about […]

Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we grow in wisdom

June 14, 2022

My Brother and Sister Confirmands, What a joy and honor to be with you here, today, for the conferral of the Holy Spirit upon you. You were given the gift […]

Are you available to God?

June 14, 2022

Like most people, my days are often punctuated by various appointments, whether it is at home or in ministry. “Dental cleaning” or “doctor’s visit” make a regular appearance on our […]

Beyond the thin veil we call ‘life’

June 14, 2022

A rather strange experience has happened to me three or four times in my life as a priest. While I am traveling in a part of the country far away […]

Do you delight in love?

June 8, 2022

A global pandemic takes the lives of more than a million people nationwide. Wildfires scorch 500 square miles in New Mexico. The pumping of oil-production wastewater into fault lines deep […]

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