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Pastor’s Desk

The Oblation of the Heart

Well, there they go again.  Just as you’re sitting down with your coffee to enjoy this wonderful bulletin article (because you’re not reading it during Mass, right?  Right???), they have to go throw more vocabulary in there – “Oblation.”  So what’s an oblation? Well, the best way to think about it is that an oblation […]

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The House of the Rising Son

It strikes me as interesting how much the sun impacts our daily lives. It’s important for temperature, for growing food, for telling time, and it even creates mass chaos on the highways at certain times of day (Ever hear of a sun visor or sunglasses, people? Good grief!)  Its amazing what impact that ball of fire has […]

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Immigration and Family Life

As you no doubt are aware, a major issue facing our country these days is immigration reform, and in recent days, one aspect of the immigration issue involves children being separated from their families at the United States/Mexico border due to a no-tolerance policy implemented by the governmental administration.  Like many of you, I have […]

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Like the Dewfall

When I was in Scouting, one of the greatest feelings on a campout was waking up refreshed (which hardly ever happened), unzipping the “door” of the tent, and stepping out into the cool morning air.  I remember that you had to be careful in the way you set up the tent overnight, not wanting any […]

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The Fount of All Holiness

Here in St. Louis, we’re pretty familiar with the mighty Mississippi River, although usually from above as we sit in traffic.  What’s interesting about the Mississippi River is that although the portion that we see is so large, it has it’s origin all the way up at Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota, which in […]

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