September 2017

True Service

Wow! What a week. We have been planning Fall Fest and Hops on the Vine for many months and we celebrated so well on Friday and Saturday. Thanks to everyone who planned, carried out, supported and attended the events. I am unbelievably humbled to have received the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin “In Service of One Another” …

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Magun Principium at Holy Family

Many criticize the Catholic Church because it doesn’t “…change with the times.” I can see how people say this, because they don’t perceive many church changes in 50-75 or 100 year increments. This cycle of familiarity gives assurance and security to some. If we take a broader look, we see that the Church constantly changes, …

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Where is God in Disasters

God’s Wisdom in Current Events

In the wake of Labor Day (the “unofficial” end of summer), Hurricane Harvey, nuclear scares from North Korea and the onset of Hurricane Irma, we have much to reflect on. In addition to these thought provoking events and issues, we are starting another year of faith formation for so many of our ministries. So let’s …

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The Comforting Bond of Silence

     I have missed all of you as I did my annual eight-day silent directed retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House in Milford, Ohio.  The Retreat House is located on the banks of the Little Miami River and provided a great environment for reflection and prayer.  I consider myself to be very fortunate in that …

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