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Franciscans Observe Centenary Celebrations 1223-2023

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By Father Christopher Panagoplos, TOR Franciscans around the world are celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Confirmation of the Rule and the Christmas Gift at...

Rejoicing in the Lord Always, Even in the Face of Many...

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By Father Rich Tomkosky Are we a people of joy and anticipation, or are we depressed and gloomy most of the time? Joy is a...

Shepherds, Father Gallitzin, and Us

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Column by Jonathan Nagy Over 2000 years ago, lowly shepherds tended to their sheep in the hills surrounding the poor village of Bethlehem. In an...

Being Spiritually Prepared for Jesus’ Return and the Gift of Salvation

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By Father Rich Tomkosky In this second week of Advent, the Lord is calling us to reflect upon our lives and to invite the Holy...

Advent: Getting Spiritually Prepared for Jesus’s First and Second Coming

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By Father Rich Tomkosky Advent is a time of waiting, active waiting in anticipation, in hope for the coming of the Lord. For the first...

Is Jesus Christ Truly the King of Our Life?

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By Father Rich Tomkosky Jesus Christ is the King of the universe and wants to be the King of each individual human being on earth....

I’ve Seen the Face of Jesus

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Column by Jonathan Nagy In 2003, Mitch Albom wrote the inspiring novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, which followed the life and death...

The Day of the Lord is Coming Like A Thief in...

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By Father Rich Tomkosky The message from the Lord in the second reading and the Gospel this past Sunday is: Don’t get spiritually complacent! Re-prioritize...

On Death: Keep Your Eyes Open, For You Know Neither the...

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By Father Rich Tomkosky The Church encourages us to prepare ourselves for the hour of our death. In the ancient litany of the saints, for...

The Gift and the Sacred Responsibility of the Ordained Priesthood

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By Father Rich Tomkosky What a gift and a responsibility it is to be a spiritual shepherd of God’s flock, and kind of scary in...
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