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Father Dankasa: Learn to listen to one another

Tuesday, May 14, 2019091 I first came across the coined word “comm-YOU-nication” when reading the book How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes. She describes the word as a communication technique that emphasizes the YOU first, before the ME, in a conversation. According...

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Father Bayer: Forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive? Is forgiveness essentially a negative and cancelling force, that is, something that ignores an injury? Or is it a positive and creative force, that is, something that adds to life? I think it’s probably both, but my... Thursday, April 11, 2019

Father Esposito: The wonder of knowing as we are known

I recall playing with my nephew Lucas, who was roughly 2 years old at the time. I held up a mirror to him, and asked him whose picture he saw in the mirror. He shouted, “That’s Lucas!” I responded, “But who is Lucas?” With a happy giggle,... Friday, March 29, 2019

Father Gollob: Our faith blooms anew during this holy season

Lent is just now building up steam and it is Spring already! Blossoms are abundant on the trees around our area which used to be called Fruitdale. The name was inspired by the many Czech families who settled in the southern part of Dallas county in... Thursday, March 28, 2019

Father Bayer: Memory matters

How many words, songs and rhymes are stored in your memory? If I say, “Take me out to the…” or “Oops I…” you could probably finish the two lines (“Take me out to the ballgame” and “Oops I did it again”). We have an immense world... Friday, March 15, 2019

Father Dankasa: How prayer nourishes our spiritual lives

When I was serving as parochial vicar at St. Joseph parish in Richardson, I observed something about the trees in the courtyard that amazed me. If you’re familiar with the layout at St. Joseph, you know that between the church and the rectory is a... Thursday, March 14, 2019

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