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Holy Week

By Fr. Jeff | 03/31/2010

We are in the midst of the holiest time of year.  This Sunday (March 28th) we celebrated Palm Sunday.  We generally remember it as Palm Sunday because of the blessing of the Palms at the beginning of the Mass.  The…

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Whose Job is It?

By Fr. Jeff | 03/25/2010

In years past the priests and the nuns did most of the work in our parishes.  Now, most parishes have lay staff members who are married with families of their own and we could not do all the ministry we…

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Sloth – The Last of the Seven Deadly Sins

By Fr. Jeff | 03/22/2010

Sloth, in a sense, is laziness but it is not plain laziness.  Catholic Reference Net defines sloth as Sluggishness of soul or boredom because of the exertion necessary for the performance of a good work. The good work may be…

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A Note About Spam

By Fr. Jeff | 03/20/2010

I want to let you know I have been received a significant number of spam comments to this blog.  Of course, I have not allowed those comments to be posted.  Some of the comments have been written beginning with “thanking me” for the…

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Health Care

By Fr. Jeff | 03/18/2010

With the upcoming vote in Congress, health care is at the forefront in the news again.  It is also a “hot topic” within Catholic Conversations ranging from the Facebook page of the NYS Catholic Conference to the United States Bishops’…

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Beauty or Object of Pleasure?

By Fr. Jeff | 03/13/2010

We continue with our discussion of the Seven Deadly Sins.  Today we look at lust.  Lust and love are two different things.  When we love someone we care about their needs.  We do what we can to help them because…

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Public Policy Day

By Fr. Jeff | 03/11/2010

Each year, on the second Tuesday of March, the New York State Catholic Conference holds Public Policy Day.  NYS Catholics are encouraged to come to Albany to advocate for our Catholic Principles.  The Conference selects issues to encourage us to…

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Why Read the Bible?

By Fr. Jeff | 03/07/2010

During this season of Lent, I have been leading a Bible Study in the parish.  We meet after the last Mass on Sunday for about an hour and fifteen minutes to discuss the Sunday readings.  We have only averaged about five…

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By Fr. Jeff | 03/04/2010

Gluttony is defined by as an “inordinate desire for the pleasure connected with food or drink.”  Gluttony is eating or drinking too much.  Eating too much can lead to obesity, heart attacks, and obesity.  Excessive drinking can lead to…

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Greed and Envy

By Fr. Jeff | 03/01/2010

Continuing our look at the Seven Deadly Sins, I turn to greed and envy.  I put these two together because they both seek to have things we do not have.  Greed is to seek what we do not have.  It is…

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