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The Evangelist
Monday, November 19, 2018

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  • A prisoner of a Nazi concentration camp looked out through an opening in his cell as the dawn was approaching. Depressed and desperate, he then saw a light go on in a distant farmhouse. The thought came to him, “A light shines in the darkness.”
  • ‘Welcome, Father; we’ve  been waiting for you’
    I've always kept in mind a very special memory of a former parishioner that took place on the day I arrived in that parish long ago.
  • Pray for seminarians who have ‘courage to try’

    Virtue means little until it is challenged and lived. If I have no desire to act selfishly, then being unselfish requires little of me.

  • Ordained at tumultuous time, priest of 50 years reflects
    Fifty years ago, my classmates here present and I were all asking the same question amid a world that was in turmoil. Before our ordination to the priesthood in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; right after our ordination, Sen. Robert Kennedy was assassinated.
  • The hidden horror of abortion
    I went to see the new movie “Gosnell” recently. I asked a few friends if they wanted to join me. All responses were negative, with a few offering that they’d never heard of it and one suggesting that seeing Bradley Cooper in “A Star is Born” would make for a much sweeter evening.

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