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Pastor’s Desk

Windows of Salvation – The Ten Commandments

A priest friend of mine used to tell a funny story about hearing children’s confessions.  As he was sitting in the confessional, he heard a voice from behind the screen: “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.  I have broken the 6thCommandment.”  “Oh,” the priest said.  “Can you tell me a little more about that?”  “I’ve committed adultery,” said the […]

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Windows of Salvation – Noah’s Ark

While last week’s windows may not have been immediately recognizable (the altars of Cain and Abel), today’s definitely is: it’s Noah’s Ark!  The story of Noah, the ark, and all the animals (except the unicorns and dinosaurs) is one of the most memorable stories that most of us have from childhood.  I remember going to my grandmother’s […]

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Windows of Salvation –

“Snakes.  Why did it have to be snakes?” said Indiana Jones, looking down into the chamber in which was held the Ark of the Covenant in the Raiders of the Lost Ark.  I hear you, Dr. Jones., I hear you.  Alongside spiders and dentists, snakes have always been a source of fear and trembling for people throughout history.  Well, we […]

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