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Reconciliation – a way of life. . .

Sunday, February 1st, would have marked the beginning of preparation for our children’s first experience of Eucharist. The best laid out plans, must surrender to the dictates of Mother Nature. Sunday morning, our region was being buffeted by blistery winds, and heavy snow.  So be it –  religious education classes were cancelled. When it was all said and done, the Chicago

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The first snowfall…”come on, let’s talk this over.”

It’s the weekend; and in this region we awake to a crisp, clear, cold morning. Such an abrupt change when temperatures last weekend peaked into the 50’s. Today, weather models predict…up to an inch of snow this evening. When I experience the first snowfall, or a fresh layer of snow the following scripture passage comes to mind: “Come now, let’s

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Forgiving from the heart, “a revolution of tenderness”

This last week of the 2013 Liturgical Year, Pope Francis issues his first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) . There are many elements of his Exhortation which resonated with me especially when he reflects on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Reading through the document I ask  myself, how does The Joy of the Gospel inform our SCORE

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