Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27

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June 23, 2013 – Spanish

 El bautismo es el primero de los siete sacramentos y es “la puerta” de acceso a los demás sacramentos. Es uno de los tres sacramentos de iniciación: bautismo, confirmación y eucaristía. Es el rito de bienvenida para los cristianos a la comunidad Cristiana.

San Pablo habla del bautismo en la segunda lectura tomada de su carta a los gálatas.  El declara “Todos ustedes, al ser bautizados en Cristo, se revistieron de Cristo.” Nosotros los bautizados hemos puesto a Cristo como nuestro modelo y ejemplo de nuestra forma de vida. Vivimos en El y por El y encontramos nuestra existencia en El. Incluso Jesucristo fue bautizado por Juan en el rio Jordán. Soy afortunado de haber estado en el sitio donde Jesús fue bautizado en el rio Jordán.

Recientemente regrese de una peregrinación a Tierra Santa que fue dirigida por el Padre Mike Miller.

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June 23, 2013 – English

 Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments and is the “door” which gives access to the other sacraments. It is one of the three sacraments of initiation: baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist. It is a welcoming rite for a Christian into the Christian community.

St. Paul speaks of baptism in the second reading from his letter to the Galatians. He states, “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Those of us who are baptized have put on Christ as our model and example of our way of life. We live in Him and through Him an find our being in Him. Even Jesus Christ was baptized by John in the River Jordan. I was fortunate to be at the site where Jesus was baptized at the River Jordan.

I recently returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land that was led by Father Mike Miller. […]

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November 14, 2010

I got it when I was less than one. It was soft, and had many colors. I snuggled with it, napped with it, slept with it every night. It was on my shoulder walking with me every day. I missed it when it was in the washer. To the naked eye it was a cotton Indian blanket. But to me it was … my wo-wo […]

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October 17, 2010

During my 11 plus years here at Sacred Heart, I have received maybe 3 anonymous letters. When people send anonymous letters, of a critical nature, it’s usually because they lack confidence in themselves, or they lack confidence in what they’re writing, or they lack confidence in the one they’re writing too — like maybe they’re afraid if I knew who wrote me such a thing I’d go over and land on them with both feet […]

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October 3, 2010

When dad gets home at night, kids don’t usually run up to him and say, “Thanks dad, for working all day we have food.” Nor do they say “Thanks, mom, for preparing this meal.” After Sunday Mass, people don’t usually run to the priest and say “Thank you, Father, for offering Mass with us […]

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September 26, 2010

The prophet Amos comes out swinging in today’s reading. His country is breaking up into groups that don’t care about each other. At their daily feasts the rich, now obscenely rich — don’t drink wine from goblets but guzzle it from bowls. Homes are redecorated with ivory-inlaid furniture. Fortunes are spent on perfumed oils to improve cosmetic appeal and sexual stimulation. While the poor are becoming obscenely desperately poor […]

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September 5, 2010

My goodness this is a demanding Gospel. “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple […]

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August 15, 2010

Today is the great feast of the homecoming of Mother Mary to heaven. It’s also, because Mary is the symbol and image of the Church and of each individual Christian, the feast of our own future homecoming to heaven […]

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August 8, 2010

One of nature’s best jumpers is the African impala. It’s a type of antelope or deer that can leap to a height of 10 feet, and a distance greater than 30 feet. The surprising thing is … these animals can be kept safe in any zoo by a 3 foot high enclosure wall. How is this possible? Impalas never ever jump if they cannot see exactly where their feet will fall. (from Dynamic Preaching, XXVI, 3, p. 33) […]

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August 1, 2010

Jesus’ parable creates anxiety in me. I mean, isn’t the rich man’s reaction to a financial bonanza pretty much the same as anyone’s? You win the lottery, have a banner year at work, hit a bull’s eye in the market, inherit … if you’re a practicing Catholic, I hope you’d dedicate a sturdy fraction of it to Church and charities … but after that … don’t most people then consider: how can I save this money? Where will it be safe […]

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