Come Jesus into my heart!

12-09-2018The Sisters Corner

Each week of Advent we have more and more the experience of how close the coming of Jesus is. As probably all of you do, we also decorate our houses with a nativity, with the Christmas tree and improving our decorations each week that pass, expressing our hope and joy, knowing that Jesus is closer now.

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Beyond Thunderdome

12-09-2018Fr. John LettersFr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

The passing of President George H.W. Bush reminded me that there was a time before we all entered “Trump World”, a day before “Obama-in-the-Highest” worship took hold, even a period before Bush 2.0 and war-without-end, amen! became the norm, a world without the “blue dress” and Clinton & Clinton and Clinton redux. As I accurately foresaw in my March 6, 2016 pre-election prophecy, we have entered the world of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. A place where “two men enter, one man leaves”. You remember November 2016, Dr. Dealgood won, Aunty Entity lost. Still, Aunty Entity cries ceaselessly: “You think I don't know the law? Wasn't it me who wrote it? And I say that this man has broken the law. Right or wrong, we had a deal”. The 24-hour cable news, social media cycles demands nothing less than the death of your political opponent and even then, the corpse must be dragged through the streets.

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Everyday Stewardship

12-09-2018Stewardship Reflection

The readings for the Second Week of Advent offer both encouragement and challenge as we reflect and prepare for the two “comings” of Christ — His coming as a baby on the great feast of Christmas, and the anticipation of His second coming at the end of time.

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Come Jesus!!

12-02-2018The Sisters Corner

Today we start Advent. And you probably do different activities with your family to prepare your hearts to receive more Jesus for Christmas. We would like to share with you one of the ways that our community participates in Advent.

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Still, He Comes

12-02-2018Fr. John LettersFr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

Not everyone always agrees with my writings, imagine that. Actually, if they did that would be rather boring. And so, some did take issue with my assessment in my letter, “An Unexpected Journey”, as being too loud, not speaking softly and rather acerbic. I accept that criticism. At the same time after putting in over 30yrs of serving and building up the Church I love, I find it hard not to come to its defense. It’s not just that the Church is a force for good in the world that I want to see continue as such but the salvation of souls hangs in the balance. Each priest, each bishop will be heldaccountable for the souls lost due to scandal and confusion. Therefore, speaking up so that people know that the ecclesiastical bureaucracy is not the Church nor is it a way to determine the veracity of the teachings of Catholicism appears to me to be a necessary action.

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Everyday Stewardship

12-02-2018Stewardship Reflection

We have arrived at the powerful season of Advent, a season to prepare with awe and wonder for the Feast of the Incarnation of Jesus — born to us as Savior and Brother. It is a season to prepare for His return at the end of time.

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