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   In his daily meditation, Father Richard Rohr writes about our being disconnected. He says: “We have so many people suffering from mental and emotional illnesses in our time. Many people experience alienation from society, from their own families, and even from themselves. In a word, they …

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I had an interesting experience I would like to share with my readers, but first I need to give you a little background. Like many of you, part of my roof came off during hurricane Ida. My house is split-level, and the two roofs do not touch each other. The shingles on the front roof that is…

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I’m back! On November 4, I finally got my internet restored and my television playing. I know some of you are not there yet. Hang in there! I will be 83-years-old later this month and I have never seen such a calamity as what hurricane Ida did to so many people in south Louisiana. I was in C…

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Last week we looked at the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, fear of the Lord, and piety. Those who collaborate with the Holy Spirit and who use these seven gifts experience the Fruits of the Spirit. 

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     The Letter to Diognetus is an early Christian apologetic work probably dating from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. Both the person addressed and the author of the work are unknown although at one time the apologist, Justin Martyr, was erroneously considered the author.

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      St. Paul Miki was born in Japan between 1564 and 1566. He joined the Jesuits and preached the gospel to the Japanese people with great success. When a Catholic persecution arose, he was arrested with 25 others and taken to Nagasaki where they were bound to crosses and speared.

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When Pope Francis talked about his endorsement of civil unions for same-sex partners, the news was broadcasted around the world over every possible media. Everyone had their own “spin” on what the Pope had said. Even comedians got into the act. Jimmy Kimmel said in his opening remarks on his…