Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

The Joy of the Gospel

There are two roads from Taos to Santa Fe. One is the low road, and that is the faster way. I guess the low roads in life are always faster and easier. And then there is the high road, with … Continue reading

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It is Wisdom that Guides Us

Sunday, July 26, 2015. What were you doing a year ago today? Probably you don’t remember. Normally I wouldn’t either, but one year ago today I was in Berlin with my brother celebrating his 70th birthday. That day we went … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells

What are you doing this weekend? As for me, I’m in Dallas to officiate at a wedding. It seems like there are a lot of weddings this year. I like weddings. As I have mentioned before, I grew up with … Continue reading

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Sainthood

The Pope is coming! Well, surely you know that, but he is not coming here until September. Still, the leading waves of his motion toward this hemisphere are reaching us. While he is here with us, Pope Francis will canonize … Continue reading

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True Independence

It seems like it was just Memorial Day weekend, and here we are at the Fourth of July. Summer is passing rapidly. And not just Summer. Last week I mentioned the Bicentennial. Here we are almost at the Bicentennial-plus-50. I’m … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

One Christmas my brother got a Magic Kit. I was pretty young then, but even then my brother only got me to believe one time that he had some special powers. After that, I too learned some of the tricks … Continue reading

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A Different World

It’s a different world…if you’re my age. If you’re 20, 30, maybe even 40 it’s just the world as it is. At my mini family reunion a few weeks ago I was anxious to see one of my twin grand-nieces … Continue reading

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

This week I was struck by a post I saw on Facebook, the words of a classy young woman who is a cancer survivor, and who does a lot to help others, especially children with cancer. She wrote: If God … Continue reading

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Bread and Wine

In 1859, Edward FitzGerald, a good Victorian Englishman and poet, published a translation of a medieval Persian poet’s work. That translation made Omar Khayyam a known quantity in English literature for his Rubaiyat, or quatrains as they would be called … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time

This week we will enter the month of June, when summer will officially begin, and this year will be half over at the end of the month. Although this Sunday has the exalted title of Solemnity of the Most Holy … Continue reading

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