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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
April 11 - This week, Jews around the world remember the holocaust (Shoah) of 6 million Jews by the Nazi's. Sadly, genocide of ethnic groups & religions still continues. Catholics & Muslims in China, Orthodox Christians in Azerbaijan, Christians in Iraq are among the most obvious. Shining a spotlight on them is a moral responsibility. Besides the deaths, violence of that magnitude eats the soul of a country. Which is even a consideration for the US in the way we treat our most vulnerable.

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Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on April 05, 2021 in: Pastor's Corner

Fr Bill's Pastor's Corner
April 4 - There are many spiritual ways to describe the Resurrection. But maybe this year it’s takes on the additional significance of being a Reset. After months of hibernation, many people are returning to pray around the altar. That alone is reason to rejoice! But we know that we are entering a new phase of our two parishes. Friends have died. Some practices will be retired like passing around collection baskets and at least, delayed sharing of the Precious Blood in a chalice. But we must add new things also... more on-line access, more care to our "home ...

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
March 21 - Actions like denying Holy Communion or blessings end up shrinking our community even more quickly.  Christ welcomed the Samaritan woman at the well (married 5 times) & the Roman centurion (who conquered Palestine) without feeling a need to condemn and exclude them. We can assert our principles with out shoving people out the door.  If we applied litmus tests to everyone, Masses would be much smaller. All of us have parts of our lives that  need redemption. 

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