December 15, 2019
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Satan’s Three Targets

There was a parish that had a Rosary Altar Society, and some of the members were young, stay-at-home moms. One day the group had a luncheon and meeting at the home of one of the officers, and several women brought their small children with them...

Our Role in the Mission of the Church

At a parish called Christ the Good Shepherd, a permanent deacon was in his office one Saturday evening, working on his homily for Sunday. Because it was getting late, he tried calling his wife on the office phone, wanting to tell her it would be...

“I Am the Good Shepherd”

In order to treasure the awesome significance of this simple, yet most revealing statement, we ought to limit the analogy to the image of a shepherd which an innocent child would have. Compelled by the realism imposed by life itself, we do not want...

His Master’s Voice

Not too many people know what a gramophone is. For the young digital generation, a gramophone is a century-old device for recording and playing sounds and music. The old RCA logo pictures Nipper, a charming mutt perking his ears in front of a...

A Shepherd of Convenience?

When he, (the Shepherd) has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. We have heard these words countless times. They are comforting and heartwarming; they conjure up images of us as...

The Voice of the Shepherd

On this Fourth Sunday of Easter, I want to tell you two of my favorite stories. The first is about a pop quiz that was given to a new class of nursing students in the first year of their training. Most of the students did well on the quiz until they...

Regarding Shepherds and Vocations

I recently turned 59, and in my lifetime there have been some truly remarkable popes, or chief shepherds of the Church. I was born near the end of the lengthy reign of Pope Pius XII, a great but somewhat under-appreciated leader who led the Church...

The Voice Of The Lord

In the United States, most of our ranches are self contained. By that I mean that the rancher has his own fields for crops or grazing and his own facilities to care for his livestock. That is not the case in the most of the rest of the world, not...

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