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Entries for 2021

August 2021 Four County Catholic Be Not Afraid My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Fear is often the default state of human nature, especially when it comes to the unknown. Whether spoken by angels, or the Lord Himself, God, through His Word, assures us countless times to not be afraid. It has been echoed throughout the hi...

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June/July 2021 Four County Catholic United in Hope My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Recently I was thinking of my dear friend, Monsignor Brown, who only a few short years ago was suddenly called from us to eternal rest. He believed that through the strength of faith “we live in hope.” His words were never more ...

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May 2021 Four County Catholic Behold, Your Mother   Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord, Spring is here. A time for us to witness rebirth in the blossoming flowers and trees. Another form of rebirth occurred at Easter Vigil Masses in churches across the world. I pray that everyone who entered into our spiritual...

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April 2021 Four County Catholic Hidden to Our Senses “The two recounted what had taken place on the way and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” Luke 24:35 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord, One of the most interesting and often puzzling aspects about the appearances of our Lord...

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March 2021 Four County Catholic Lessons of the Basin and the Towel “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” John 13:15   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Our 40-day Lenten journey of sacrifice and self-reflection is well underway. As we mov...

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February 2021 Four County Catholic The Humility of Dust My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Lent is nearly upon us. It begins with a simple mark of ashes on our forehead and a reminder of our own mortality. “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19) Lent 2021 is a severely challe...

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January 2021 Four County Catholic A Beauty in Broken Things My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,   I recently saw a photograph of a broken piece of pottery that had been repaired by filling in the cracks with a mixture of lacquer and powdered gold. The process is called Kintsugi or “golden joinery”. The...

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