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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

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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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What Kind of Catholic Are You

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Anyone who has followed this blog for some time will know that I am a freedom of speech and freedom of religion kind of guy. I believe that the United States Constitution is the second most important document ever written. The first being the Bible. Because of this I believe everyone has the right to work where they want. But…

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Humility

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Today’s Gospel reading, Matthew 23: 1 -12 we hear Jesus preaching in the temple and berating the scribes and Pharisees. He tells his listeners to do what they are told but to not do what they do. In other words, don’t follow their examples. More

Sunday Reflection: What would you do

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The first reading at today’s Mass was Genesis 22: 1 – 18. This is the story of God calling Abraham to sacrifice his son Issac. Abraham and Issac travel to the bottom of the mountain where they leave the servants and go by themselves to the top. When they get there they build an altar and Issac gets onto it and Abraham ties him to it. Just as he is about to plunge the knife into Issac the Lord stops him. More

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I am constantly amazed, although I shouldn’t be, how something that was written almost two thousand years ago is still so relevant today. Of course I am speaking of Holy Scripture.  More

Give Thanks Always

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Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thess 5:16 – 18

Give thanks in all circumstances.. Don’t you wish that sometimes you could just shake some people you know and quote this passage to them? No, I am not advocating violence, but wouldn’t it be great if we could just get others to listen? More

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