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Testing the Spirit

“Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God…” (1 John, Chapter 4) St. Ignatius often talks...
scripture

Who Do You See?

Who do you see? It’s an easy question, when you are looking merely with you eyes. But often we keep our eyes at least partially...
Christmas, preaching, scripture

Who Else Was in the Manger?

When I put together the manger scene in our house, it has the usual cast of characters: Shepherds, Wise Men, sheep, cows, donkeys, a dog...
Christmas, inspiration, scripture

Of Gifts and Stars

This Epiphany we hear of the Three Kings, astrologers most likely, who come bearing gifts after following a star and finding the Christ-child. While not...
scripture

Leading by Fear

Donald Trump, among other candidates, has taken to a political style that I call “Leading by Fear.” He points out troublesome things going on in...
reflections, scripture

Even the Dogs Eat the Scraps

There’s a reference to dogs in today’s gospel and I will take full advantage of that to talk about my dog! Most people believe that...
Campus Ministry, Canisius, reflections, scripture
reflections, scripture

Don’t Bother

In reading today’s scripture the words don’t bother came to mind quickly. We have Moses asking God to kill him rather than to put up...
Campus Ministry, forgiveness, inspiration, reflections, scripture
preaching, scripture

Holy Innocents

Today is the feast of the Holy Innocents, for those not aware, the Holy Innocents are the children who were slaughtered by King Herod who,...