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Bring Back the Sheep

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Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. The gospel reading is John 10:11 – 18. This is where Jesus tells us that He is the Good Shepherd. He then describes what a good shepherd does.  More

Things that make you want to go Hmmm

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Do you ever see something that just makes you say Hmm? The first reading for today’s Mass is Acts 9: 1 – 19. I am sure you are wondering exactly how this would make you say Hmm. Well I’ll tell you. In fact, I’ll tell you even if you weren’t wondering. More

Sunday Reflection: Do Not Disbelieve

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Are you a doubting Thomas? Do you need proof that Jesus is real? Do you need to be able to see and touch the holes the nails made? (John 20:19 – 31) It can be hard to believe in something you can’t physically see or touch. But it can be done.

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

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Picture this, you’re at work and wasting some time looking at your Facebook page. Out of the blue you receive a friend request from a familiar name. It is an old girlfriend (or boyfriend) from high school. This was your first, and we all know we never forget our first… More

The Two Ways

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I come from a time when there were only two ways of doing things: the right way and the wrong way. Every choice had only two options: right or wrong. Every act was either good or evil.Where did this law come from? It came from a strong moral foundation, handed down to us from our parents, handed to them from their parents, eventually leading back to God, who was (and still is) the ultimate authority. Somewhere during the time I was a teenager  this changed and is no longer the case.  More

Who Knew

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Who knew? It seems that my last post has generated some controversy in the Wayward Catholic family. I have to admit I was surprised that any one from my family read it, not that it would have any bearing on what I write.  More

Howdy Doody and the Next Big Step

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Back on Ash Wednesday I took the next big step in my journey back to God and to being a better Catholic. The first thing I did was to go to the Ash Wednesday service, something I had not done since I was kid. I had an ulterior motive other than just getting ashes however. I figured I would have a good chance of cornering the priest at the end of Mass.

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