Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Family Meeting Begins

Why have a world meeting of families?   Is it something like having a “family meeting?”   It is, in fact.   People come because they sense that the Church truly is a large family.   It has its share of disfunctionality to be … Continue reading

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Homily: Children as God’s Instruments

Click HERE  for the link to the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B, given on September 20th at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish.

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Here Comes the Pope!

The Pope is coming. We are all ears. Continue reading

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Look At This Face

It’s Friday.   Have you looked at His Face today? Canon 1250:  The penitential days and times in the universal Church are every Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent. Canon 1251:  Abstinence from eating meat or … Continue reading

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Decision Making 101 According to Saint Robert

“Truly then the reward is great for those who keep your commandments.  That first and greatest commandment helps the man who obeys, not the God who commands.  In addition, the other commandments of God perfect the man who obeys them. … Continue reading

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The Right to Suffer

We may choose to stand with Our Lady at the foot of the cross. Or, we may legally choose to end it all. Continue reading

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God Reigned from the Wood

A blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross!   From the proper preface of the Mass for today’s great feast: “For you placed the salvation of the human race on the wood of the Cross, so that, where … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Reform from Annulments to Zucchettos

The best time to assess the Franciscan reform is after it is finished. Continue reading

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Carmelite Wisdom

“Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things pass away; God never changes.  Patience obtains all things. He who has God finds he lacks nothing.  God alone suffices.” Saint Teresa of Avila

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What’s in a Name

“Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, by the Lord God Most High, above all women on the earth; for he has so exalted your name that your praise shall be undying on our lips.”             … Continue reading

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