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August 29, 2017

 Violence
Why is there seemingly so much more violence in the world today?  Progress in technology seems to have created greater means of violence and easier access to it.  Explosives used to be in the hands of few people.  We have made progress in the manufacture of e...

August 22, 2017

The Other Side


There is a bible story about Jesus walking on water.  His disciples are in a boat and it is a stormy sea. When they first see Jesus, they are frightened, thinking it is a ghost.  But Peter asks to walk on water to come to Jesus.  For a moment he walks on...

August 14, 2017

Walk On Water
HOMILY NOTES
FR. TERRY RYAN, CSP
MATTHEW 14: 22-33
August 13, 2017

            Jesus tells his disciples to go to the other side of the lake in their boat.  The other side symbolizes going from the flesh and blood, limited, human, earthly side of ourselv...

August 7, 2017


The Immigration Quagmire
We are, as we have been taught to say over and over, a "nation of immigrants." So you would think, given our national experience as a "nation of immigrants," that we would be well positioned to get immigration policy right. There is, alas, ple...

August 1, 2017

 Monastery Rule
In the monastery where I spend the summer, the monks live by the "Rule of St. Benedict."  What is it  about his rule that can apply to all of us.  He believed in moderation over against rigorous asceticism  and self-denial punishing the body.  He focuse...

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