Category Archives: John Donne

Advent Quotes for Reflection on the Nativity of Jesus Christ

I always seek to place a “reflections” in the bulletin. I believe that for most people the Church, and in particular the liturgy of the Church, is the primary way that the sacred words and the familiar words and the … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Gifts in the Church Today (1 Cor. 12)

I heard that the librarian of one of the greatest libraries in the world remarked: “We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.” I have come to learn in my life that it is not that I need more information, … Continue reading

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“I Will Stand by the Door” Pastoral Ministry and Shaking Hands

In this political season we are in, I have been watching the news on television and seeing a lot of hand shaking. As I watched, the other day, I thought of a particular moment in my ministry. It happened as … Continue reading

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