Monthly Archives: February 2018

For a Higher Purpose by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “For a Higher Purpose by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Every time that we come to the Olympics, we seem to lay aside our differences and concentrate on the greatness of human effort and the respect that we should … Continue reading

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Tell us Lord – A primer in Christian ethics

Share the post “Tell us Lord – A primer in Christian ethics” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Today’s readings are a primer in Christian ethics.  To me they form the flip sides of the same coin.  Jesus adds to the teaching of Leviticus by … Continue reading

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Gratitude – A State of Being by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Gratitude – A State of Being by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint I was recently speaking with a priest in Florida where I was on vacation. Among other ministries, he is the chaplain at a local prison. He has … Continue reading

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The Season of Lent

Share the post “The Season of Lent” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The Season of Lent   “At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras

Share the post “Mardi Gras” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Mardi Gras Today is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, the day prior to the start of Lent.  It’s called “Fat Tuesday” because people used to go through their homes getting rid of items that wouldn’t/couldn’t … Continue reading

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Permission to Hate by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Permission to Hate by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Sometimes the headlines scream off the page. Almost every day, one of our tabloids attacks, ridicules and defames someone who according to the editors has no reason to exist. They … Continue reading

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History of the Scapular

Share the post “History of the Scapular” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The scapular originates in the habits worn by the monastic orders, beginning with the Benedictines, and later adapted by many other religious communities. Basically, the scapular is a piece of cloth, about … Continue reading

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Aging and Wisdom by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Aging and Wisdom by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Whenever I talk with a class of children in our Academy or Religious Education (CCD) Program about growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s, they look at me as though … Continue reading

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