Growing up on the Southside of Milwaukee, where are you from meant the Parish. It was later in life that I realized the world was a whole lot bigger than …

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Before I go to bed at night, I examine my hands: I make sure they are empty. This means I have given it all in my day. Before I wake …

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The holy women in my life are good at noticing things: Our five-year- old Maeve: “Daddy, Tess wiped her yogurt cereal on your pants.”Our two-year- old Tess: “Daddy, your pants …

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In years past it was not uncommon to be accosted on the street by someone asking if you knew Jesus. I always wondered if they had read Peter’s first letter. …

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Today’s lines from the Acts of the Apostles describe Paul’s missionary journeys through Asia Minor as he made his way towards ancient Macedonia. The author of Acts reports great enthusiasm …

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In the Gospel today, Jesus’ command seems simultaneously simple and complicated. Three words: “love one another.” Three simple words which appear in direct contrast to most of the news of …

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Just up the road live two horses, the male horse blind from an unfortunate accident. If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for …

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Cut the tip off a plant and the side branches become fuller because the source of nourishment spreads to the side branches. One long thin stalk isn’t very attractive, compared …

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My favorite part of the Easter Season is hearing all the action packed stories from Acts of the Apostles. From jailbreaks to miracles, and from earthquakes to a Holy Spirit …

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The other day my two-year-old daughter called to me from the living room: “Jordan! Come here please!”  I immediately blamed my brother who probably let her overhear The Simpsons where Bart likewise …

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Which of the moments in Jesus’ life would you say best shows the Father to us: calming the storm? healing the lepers? raising the dead? feeding the five thousand? the …

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Today’s gospel continues lines from Jesus’ words to his apostles (and to us) at the Last Supper. Can we take time to read Jesus’ words slowly…to let them sink deep into …

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