Author Archives: Deacon Eric

Are You Wheat or Weed?

Today’s gospel reading relates parables Jesus told about the Kingdom of Heaven. When we say the Kingdom of Heaven, or the Kingdom of God, as you know we are not talking about where we go when we die. The Kingdom … Continue reading

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Love in Community

Do you know who Dorothy Day was? She was a radical socialist who became a Catholic; she always kept her passion for the poor and her distrust of authority throughout her life. She died in 1982. She was always betting … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Voice

When you think of Jesus, how do you picture him in your mind? There is no one standard depiction. Maybe the one you think of right away is Jesus crucified, since it is so often the focal point of our … Continue reading

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We Are All Blind

Have you ever seen “The Miracle Worker,” the 1962 movie about Hellen Keller? Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke got best actress and best supporting actress for their roles in this film. One of the most famous scenes in that movie … Continue reading

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Law and Love

There is a lot going on in today’s gospel reading (Matthew 5:17-37). Certainly it seems like it could have been split up into five readings. But let’s avoid getting caught up in the details, because we’d risk missing the forest … Continue reading

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