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January 29, 2018

 Dismas
Dismas is the name given to the "good thief" being crucified with Jesus.  I suspect that he had been quite dreadful in his life of crime.  One is not crucified in the Roman legal system for petty crime.  Dismas more likely was a big time thief who brutalized an...

January 25, 2018

 St. Paul
Today (January 25th) is a very special day for my religious order, the Paulist Fathers.  In our church, it is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.  It celebrates when Paul stopped trying to kill or imprison Jewish Christians, and began to proclaim his fai...

January 15, 2018

The Dash
Homily Notes
Fr. Terry Ryan, CSP
John 1: 35-42
January 14, 2018

 We are all a “dash.” A what?  Yes, if you look at the dates of when someone was born and when they died, you notice the numbers.  But there is a dash between birth and death dates.  That dash re...

January 1, 2018

 New Year Resolutions


It is the first day of a New Year, 2018.  What do many of us do?  We set resolutions or goals for this year.  The goal is clear.  The process, the details are a bit hazy.  We think we will suddenly change our manner, habits, and daily routines, bu...

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