Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Inner Light

On December 4, 1875 – 141 years ago – the great German poet Rainer Maria Rilke was born. He wrote these words: God speaks to each of us before we are, Before he’s formed us — then, in cloudy speech, … Continue reading

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Thank God for You

This is Thanksgiving weekend. The holiday season has officially begun. And today is the first day of the Church’s new year. So Happy New Year! The official Year of Mercy that began last year ended last Sunday, but every year … Continue reading

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Universal King

Today, the Last Sunday of the Church Year, we honor Jesus Christ as King of the Universe. God and man, he is a very different kind of king from those we are used to in human history. Today, human kings … Continue reading

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Coming Together

Relief. That is what I hope we are all feeling. I assume that we will all feel relief that the campaigns are over. I sure hope that the acrimony will now be over and that we can all get on … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sometime late this Tuesday or early Wednesday we will be into the light. Of course we don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. There’s an old joke that … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

October 31 is Halloween. It originally had a popular religious meaning, but that has disappeared. For most of us it’s about costumes, parties and candy. But it is also a dark day in popular culture. In reality not darker than … Continue reading

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Sixto Rodriguez

I really do try to fact check. But it’s just when you think you really remember or know something that you can get tripped up. There’s a Sufi saying… the veil of knowledge is harder to pierce than the veil … Continue reading

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The Horns of a Dilemma

Dilemmas are part of life. Our big dilemma right now is our presidential contest. I’m going to say something, but not take sides. Each of us must decide which engineer will be driving the engine of our national train for … Continue reading

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Real Progress

Who is that man and why does he look so alarmed? That man is Alexander Fleming, who revolutionized medicine and the modern world with his discovery of penicillin in 1928. Up until then human beings were easy prey to many … Continue reading

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Where Do We Begin?

It’s October; it is Fall. The seasons are in the process of changing again. In another month Daylight Saving Time will end. One sign of Fall is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, which is on October 4th, this … Continue reading

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