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An Advent Reflection: Are We Afraid of Silence?

Are we afraid of silence?  Think about it.  The TV, radio, iPod, cell phone, game system, computer or other noise maker is always on.  We are enrapt in our car, at the store, in our homes.  We are distracted.  Christmas time is no exception.  It is busy and crazy.  We have parties to attend, gifts […]

Liturgical New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! The Church has begun a new liturgical year. We are now into the First Week of Advent as we await the coming of our Savior. During Mass yesterday I started to think about how silly I think New Year’s Resolutions can be. They are yet another way to drive consumerism. It is […]

Preparing for Advent: Waiting in Joyful Hope

Growing up in my family home, we were ready to celebrate Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, just like the rest of America.  Advent was something we  did at Mass on Sunday with the lighting of the Advent wreath.  It was not something that we did at home.  It was not something we lived.  Then I […]

Jesus Christ Leading Us Into the Deep

” Then he made the disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.  After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about […]