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Education seeks the beautiful, good and true

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Read bio Fr. Joseph Eddy21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 21, 2011
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.
Gospel: Matt. 16:13-20 “Who do men say that the Son of Man Is?”

Full homily text: Well, here we are at mid-August already. The “dog days” of summer when we try to get in those last mini-vacations or family gatherings before the end of the month. Because we all know the end of August means “back to school.” If we forget we will be reminded each time we turn on the TV and see commercials for “back to school sales.” For many of us at least 16-18 years of our life are spent in school. As Americans we value education.

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But why do we value education? Is it because we want to be just like everyone else? Or is it because we want to be able to get a job in the future? Unfortunately, today many look at education only as a means of being successful or getting a job. Not that this isn’t important, but traditionally education has been seen from a more broad perspective. Continue Reading…

First Marian apparition in U.S. approved

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2010
Fr. Francis Hoffman
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38. The angel Gabriel’s announcement
(Sorry, no audio)

Summary: The appearance of the Blessed Mother to a Belgian youth in Wisconsin was approved today by the bishop of Green Bay as worthy of belief. It is the only approval of a Marian apparition in the United States. Continue Reading…

Heaven is much greater than what we can imagine

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Nov. 9, 2010
Fr. Richard Simon
Requiem Mass for the Souls in Purgatory
MP3 Audio

Summary: What will heaven be like? Jesus has told us that He has prepared a home for us in heaven. Thus, heaven will be something like the home that we knew of when growing up, with all its comforts. And yet, heaven will be much greater than that. The things which we long for today are just shadows of what God has in store for those who love Him.

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