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Listen in!

I’m so excited to talk about Walking Through Holy Week. Listen in on Relevant Radio tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 6:45am Central Time where I talk with hosts John Harper and Glen Lewerenz about how meaningful the Masses of Holy Week are … Continue reading

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Ritual and Relationship

We all have our rituals. Little things that we do to put ourselves in order. Wearing a certain shirt or socks for a competition or performance. The place we sit at the table for dinner. The way we get ready … Continue reading

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Why am I here?

Do you go to church when you travel? I love to discover a church with my family when we are on vacation. We go to a fairly large church, so we try to find a tiny one, and enjoy the … Continue reading

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Catholic Guilt

There are several places in the Mass where Catholic Guilt seems to be promoted. I can see where it can be interpreted that way, but when you dive in a bit, the meaning really changes. For example, as the priest … Continue reading

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Where is your heart?

I serve communion at our church, and in our training, they told us, “If you’re looking down the line to see how many are left so you can be done, it’s time to quit.” It’s a telltale sign that your … Continue reading

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Into the Garden

Every week at Mass, the Last Supper is re-enacted. This was a Passover meal, where the Jews celebrated their deliverance from the death of their first-born, and slavery in Egypt. The lamb is sacrificed and must be consumed. The bread … Continue reading

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Going In

  Holy Week starts in earnest tomorrow and is my favorite time in the church year. We spend three days walking in real time with Jesus from the Last Supper to the Resurrection. How many of us know that “Jesus died … Continue reading

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The Whole Picture

Okay, I couldn’t stay away until New Years… As I sat at Christmas Mass, I was struck by the breadth of it. We start by placing the baby in the manger, and sing with the choirs of angels – Holy, Holy, … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Amazing Grace

Music Monday: Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) – I can’t believe I haven’t done this one, but it came this weekend as a total God moment. I hope I can relay it well. I was asked to sing for … Continue reading

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Getting and Giving

Why do you go to church?  Or why don’t you go to church?  Generally the answer has something to do with wanting a good homily, good music, strong community, activities – basically getting something out of it.  What if we … Continue reading

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