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Encountering the Divine: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel Luke 24:35-48 by Father Steven LaBaire

Encountering the Divine: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel Luke 24:35-48 by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: Sunday’s gospel (Luke 24:35-48) recounts an appearance of Christ to the disciples after the resurrection. Over the years, many people have wondered and asked, what exactly were these “appearances” […]

An interview with The Priests at St. John’s Food Pantry: International singing stars with the hearts of servants

An interview with The Priests at St. John’s Food Pantry: International singing stars with the hearts of servants

Published in the April 3rd edition of The Catholic Free Press. **************************************************************** WORCESTER–March 27, 2015. On a rainy Friday morning … It was not your typical Friday at St. John’s Food Pantry in Worcester. As some five hundred of the city’s poor streamed in for a hot meal, three new faces greeted them. These men […]

The most precious of gifts: listening

The most precious of gifts: listening

My December column for the Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I created a video for this post with a musical backdrop and images to inspire you. You can read the text […]

September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 – Luke 7:36-50 How much she loved Jesus! She might have seen him preaching on the mount when He told the crowd that the poor in spirit were blessed. Blessed. No one had ever said that to her before.This vibrant preacher drew her to Him like a magnet. His words shone a bright […]

Resisting the slide of fatalism: dealing with all the bad news

Resisting the slide of fatalism: dealing with all the bad news

I am a news junkie. It’s an addiction and no addiction is ever good. Right now that addiction is seriously interfering with work that I must get done. It’s not just the time wasted surfing the internet and listening to the radio. It’s what all this bad news is doing to my head and my […]

There is such a thing as happily ever after – The Critter Room: a microcosm of a perfect world

There is such a thing as happily ever after – The Critter Room: a microcosm of a perfect world

In a previous post I shared about a special community of lovers, one that revolved around a foster dad, a homeless pregnant cat dubbed Janine and her three kittens, Egon, Ray and Peter (known as the Ghostbuster kittens). I wrote about how this community pulled together in the wake of the loss of sweet Peter […]

Love and Service: All in the Proper Order

Love and Service: All in the Proper Order

This is my latest Concerning Women column in the Catholic Free Press. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * In Matthew 22, Jesus gave the two great commandments: “Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all […]

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