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home : our faith : the word November 23, 2017

Nov. 26 - Meet the Lord first in our encounter with others
One of the great claims of atheists and agnostics is that they do not need to have faith in order to be good people. More ...
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nov. 19 - The Kingdom of Heaven is its own reward
The Parable of the Talents as recounted by Matthew stands as our Gospel passage for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. More ...
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Nov. 12 - We must prudently use the oil we have been given
Olive oil in various forms graces virtually every kitchen in America.  More ...
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Nov. 5 - Jesus calls us to genuine humility
One great danger of modern times is the development of the cult of personality. More ...
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Oct. 29 - Love of God comes before we can love our neighbor
When I first moved into my apartment in Monmouth Beach, I noticed that most of my neighbors had a small metal relic on their door jambs. More ...
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Oct. 22 - The world continues to challenge the Church to deeper self-awareness
Among the many struggles of being a person-in-the world today is that we walk a line of uncertainty regarding our loyalties and obligations. More ...
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Oct. 15 - Are you hungry enough for heaven?
If you want to get into an interesting conversation, ask a group of people whether or not everyone goes to heaven. Chances are, in an age when people believe that “all dogs go to heaven,” most people would simply say “yes.” More ...
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Oct. 8 - Rebellion against the landowner never ends well
The parable of the vineyard that Jesus tells has intentional references to the parable that Isaiah uses in the First Reading. More ...
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Oct. 1 - It is better to say "no" when you sincerely don't mean to say "yes"
It is always interesting how people can witness the mighty acts of God in the world, throughout the course of history, and even in their own lives, and still remain either apathetic or agnostic about their experiences and the presence of God. More ...
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sept. 24 - Spiritual jealousy leads to a destructive path
One of the criticisms – fair or unfair – of the millennial generation is a sense of entitlement. To be honest, each generation has its own sense of entitlement both real and imagined. We have expectations of justice and fairness that do not to match reality. More ...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sept. 17 - Forgiveness heals both the offender and the offended
When we look around us today we see a great deal of wrath and anger. More ...
Sunday, September 10, 2017

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