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Father Gollob: Thoughts on giving thanks and days gone by

Friday, November 27, 2020019 As we look for something to celebrate during this time of Thanksgiving and it is difficult to find a clear pathway in the midst of stress and distress, and violence and a general bankruptcy of jobs, and of freedom to roam, and of friends to mingle...

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Father Gollob: What are you doing for God's vineyard?

The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel. The fires in California and Colorado are destroying the wineries in the Napa Valley and are making mountain retreats to go up in flame. Ecologists are stressing that the destroying fires are a result... Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bishop Kelly: The Rosary, A Language of Faith

The Rosary as we have it today developed over many centuries. As early as the 2nd or 3rd century, monks in the desert used knotted ropes as they prayed. The rosary itself became known as “The Poor Man’s Breviary.” Since most people couldn’t... Thursday, October 22, 2020

Father Bayer: Examining Our Conscience Before Voting

Listening to the faithful, I sense some political frustration with clergy. They don’t want partisan priests, but they do want the Church to speak the truth boldly; so, they are frustrated when statements given by priests and bishops seem either to... Friday, October 16, 2020

Father Gollob: Listen to the angels, live their holy songs

The world is alive with the sound of music. We know that some of these words were sung in a popular musical, but for the people of past centuries these words would be predicated of the angelic swarm of messengers which were sent from the Creator to... Friday, October 16, 2020

Father Dankasa: When We Pray with Joy

“I thank my God every time I think of you; and when I pray for you, I pray with joy.” These words from Philippians 1:3-4, turned into a song lyric, are an admonition to a cheerful prayer, a prayer said with joy. A prayer that is prayed with joy... Friday, October 2, 2020

Father Esposito: Compline and the Good Night

Among the treasures contained in our monastic hours of prayer, none is more precious to me than Compline, also known as Night Prayer. Its Latin name, Completorium, identifies it as the concluding communal prayer of the day, chanted in the evening... Thursday, October 1, 2020

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