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March 14, 2016


“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and seldom tried.” ~GK Chesterton


The second part of the Prodigal Son shows us just how hard it is to advance on the spiritual path.  Here is the elder brother who has spent his time worki...

March 10, 2016

It is easy to become a Christian; it is difficult to live as a Christian. To begin, simply profess Jesus as 

Lord and Savior, and then be baptized by someone, even a Jewish nurse if necessary.

We can see this playing out in the Prodigal Son. The kid demands his inheritan...

February 25, 2016

There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains 

constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at 

the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three 

are one, and they give...

February 9, 2016

 Today many of us find ourselves hyphenated. We are feminist catholics, gay catholics, ethnic catholics, social justice catholics, and of course Roman or Episcopal or Lutheran catholics,you name it. I invite you hyphenated people to share your experiences. 


Fallible le...

February 3, 2016

Welcome to Musings, the newest part of our web ministry here at Old Saint Mary’s, San Francisco.  

On this page we will feature the thought of some of  our Paulist brothers.  There will be quotes from 

Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker, the founder of  th...

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