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Holy Homework
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When was the last time we recited the Pledge of Allegiance? Is there a better month than July, as we celebrate our independence, to meditate on the 31 words in this brief but powerful promise? Not … more
For Holy Homework: Let's post this simple reminder in our work area: When was the last time I contacted or offered a prayer for Mom? Comments can be sent to: FatherBobPagliari@Yahoo.com more
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy and in this month of May as we celebrate Mother's Day, is there any better time to reflect upon Mary who is not only a mother but also a mother of mercy? Let's begin … more
The origin of April Fools' Day is uncertain. However, using the first day of this month as an excuse to play a trick on someone or to get them to believe something that isn't true has certainly … more
In the 2016 Order of Prayer handbook known as the Ordo, we read this simple commentary on the parable of the prodigal son: The forgiving father hopes that his love will be imitated. He mirrors God's … more
Traveling abroad? Some studies suggest that we can express our basic needs in any foreign tongue if we know as few as 500 root words along with some fundamental rules of grammar. According to the … more
As we enter into the Jubilee Year of Mercy which Pope Francis proclaimed from Dec 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, some reflection on exactly what mercy is and what it is not might be helpful. … more
Christmas has been, is and always will be a celebration of the family. Admittedly the liturgical focus of the season emphasizes the arrival of the long-awaited Savior. And the theology of the … more
Approximately 400 years ago two entirely unrelated events occurred on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Today both of these historical happenings may help us appreciate the Church's contemporary … more
In light of his recent visit to the United States we might be hard pressed to imagine anything that would make American Catholics happier than having Pope Francis as our Holy Father. He attracts … more
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