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Suzie Andres, Part 1

Does it bother you when someone walks into the pew for Sunday Mass, but doesn’t genuflect? Did you know that when you see the red light or lit candle near the Tabernacle, that Jesus is present inside that holy compartment? If you don’t feel good after the Sacrament of Reconciliation, does it mean you didn’t […]

Q-tips Lent Prayer

As we enter the season of Lent, Dan and Tom wrestle with the latest set of covid-related guidelines by the bishops, those that call for the use of Q-tips by priests and deacons for the distribution of ashes. We are a sensory Church! But, it seems that anxiety and fear continue to grip many in […]

Prayer

As we enter the season of Lent, Dan and Tom wrestle with the latest set of covid-related guidelines by the bishops, those that call for the use of Q-tips by priests and deacons for the distribution of ashes. We are a sensory Church! But, it seems that anxiety and fear continue to grip many in […]

Abortion and Homelessness

Pro-life Philly

As Dan and Tom walked toward Independence Hall in Philadelphia, during the recent Right to Life march and celebration, they approached a homeless man sprawled on the street corner–in the bitter cold. Some would say that had his mother undergone an abortion, he would not have to experience his protracted suffering. Faithful Christians would say […]

God is Great, part 2

Following up from the prior episode, Dan and Tom continue to explore and, yes, wrestle with reconciling God’s greatness with the suffering that comes to all of us–even to His disciples. Anyone can agree that these difficult experiences test us in every way–especially our faith. But do these tests represent a disciplinary chastisement from a […]

God is Great

Why do we say God is great? And why do we so often say that phrase only in response to a good thing that has happened? Do we only glorify God in our happiness? Where is the joy in our sorrow? We don’t always know the answers because, as St Paul tells us, “…how unknowable¬†are […]

Epiphany 2

Epiphany, Part 1

“Epiphany of our Lord”, also known as “Little Christmas” and “12th Day of Christmas”, all names given to the season in which we glorify God by giving¬†thanks and praise to the baby Jesus.The liturgical readings tell us, as they always do, the great and royal significance of this season going back to the Hebrew prophets, […]

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