Halloween and the Daddy Tax

Mt 22: 20-21  Jesus asked them, "Whose image is this, whose inscription?" They replied, "Caesar's." At that he said to them, "Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God." Those crafty Pharisees were trying to trick Jesus when they asked...
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Tithing is like Tailoring

The reflection in The Word Among Us for Sunday's 10-15-17 Gospel reading suggests that the wedding garment in Matthew 22: 1-14 represents the essential elements of our life in Christ. It is a garment of obedience, of repentance and purity. Garments often require...
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Obedience brings Peace

Sunday 10-1-17        Phil 2: 1-5        If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart...do nothing out of...
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Standing in the Breach

In the months since the 2016 Presidential election many articles in Catholic publications seem to have a common thread of concern for reduced government funding of social service programs. One such article from the Catholic New Service contained interviews of Catholic...
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What Made Me Do It?

That was the question put to me recently by a friend as we discussed tithing and our evolving lives and financial situations. My friend’s health has deteriorated and his energy for work as lessened. His income may suffer as a result. He’s wondering how he’ll be able...
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