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See, I Make All Things New! by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “See, I Make All Things New! by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint There was a very heartrending moment in the film “The Passion of the Christ” that was also powerfully encouraging. Jesus is on the way to Crucifixion, carrying … Continue reading

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The Problem of Pain by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Problem of Pain by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Following my hernia surgery, I am in a moderate degree of physical pain. With all the painkillers that modern medicine has provided, this pain is kept to within the … Continue reading

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Resourcefulness and the Spiritual Quest by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Resourcefulness and the Spiritual Quest by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Growing up in the 50’s and early 60’s was a very different experience than growing up in today’s world. I grew up in the East New York section … Continue reading

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The Power of Thoughts by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Power of Thoughts by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint As Americans we are pragmatic realists. We are impatient with theories and look down on ‘intellectuals’ who do not make our lives better in some perceptible and tangible way. … Continue reading

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I Make All Things New by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “I Make All Things New by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint We have a mania for new things. Cars are traded in; appliances, which were once kept for decades, become obsolete in a few years. There is always the … Continue reading

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Identity and the Spiritual Life by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Identity and the Spiritual Life by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint How one chooses to define oneself has become a political issue. It is assumed that we can, by force of will, define the essence of our lives. Hidden … Continue reading

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Liturgical Resolutions — Part II by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Liturgical Resolutions — Part II by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Last week, we looked at two ways in which we can enhance our Lenten practice by making some basic changes in our way of participating at Mass (Liturgical … Continue reading

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The Season of Lent

Share the post “The Season of Lent” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint “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, and the angels ministered to … Continue reading

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Liturgical Resolutions — Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Liturgical Resolutions — Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In my last essay (Positive Sacrifices for this Lent, 02/24/19), I spoke about preparations for Lent. We were reflecting on what could be done in a positive sense … Continue reading

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Meeting “The Protection of Minors in the Church” Feb. 22, 2019

Share the post “Meeting “The Protection of Minors in the Church” Feb. 22, 2019″ FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Here is a link to today’s meeting of the synod: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/events/event.dir.html/content/vaticanevents/en/2019/2/22/incontro-protezioneminori.html

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