How open can I be with people?

Q: I am wondering how much I can be vulnerable with people. I have been able to tell some key people in my life about struggles of mine, but when can I tell others? A: Thank you very much for [...]

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09/08/19 First Thing First

Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. In our lives, we continually divide ourselves and divide our hearts by giving away our small “yesses”. Jesus calls us to experience freedom, [...]

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How should we think about our past?

When it comes to the past, many of us are tempted to fall into one of two traps: Either we choose to ignore the past or we choose to live in the past. Yet both of these choices will prevent us [...]

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Sin and Heaven. NBD?

There are plenty of lessons that we learn as we go through this world by way of "compare and contrast”.  We say things like, “This lemonade is sour”.  In comparison to what?  Well, possibly in [...]

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At A Loss

I find myself facing situations where I just don’t know what to do.  I feel like I am out of my depth, but I have responsibilities and people still look to me to have an answer.  What am I [...]

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When Temptation Overwhelms Virtue

It is really rare that we would even be tempted to something that we didn’t desire in some way.  We are almost always tempted toward something that has some kind of good in it.  The problem is [...]

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Advice for Parents

A personal life committed to excellence and holiness.  I think that all parents learn (like all priests quickly learn), that giftedness is limited.  All parents make mistakes.  No parent is [...]

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