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Golden Nugget “Joy of the Gospel” Sept 8

“We must recognize that if part of our baptized people lack a sense of belonging to the Church, this is also due to certain structures and the occasionally unwelcoming atmosphere of some of our parishes and communities, or to a … Continue reading

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Poem by Father Stefan Is it a Ship or a Whale

Is it a ship or a whale? The priest held up the Eucharist inside a small church He was mostly alone, there was however a group from Canada in the Church As he looked outside the chapel window he saw … Continue reading

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Golden Nugget ‘Joy of the Gospel’ Sept 6

“No to an economy of exclusion. Just as the commandment ‘Thou shall not kill’ set clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shall not’ to an economy of exclusion … Continue reading

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Golden Nugget from ‘Joy of the Gospel’ Sept 5

“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to it own security. I do … Continue reading

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Golden Nugget “Joy of the Gospel” Sept 4

“A small step, in the midst of great human limitations, can be more pleasing to God than a life which appears outwardly in order but moves through the day without confronting great difficulties. Everyone needs to be touched by the … Continue reading

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Golden Nugget ‘Joy of the Gospel” Sept 3

“Differing currents of though in philosophy, theology and pastoral practice, if open to be reconciled by the Spirit in respect and love, can enable the Church to grow, since all of them help to express more clearly the immense riches … Continue reading

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Golden Nugget “Joy of the Gospel’ Sept 1

“Pastoral ministry in a missionary style is not obsessed with the disjointed transmission of a multitude of doctrines to be insistently imposed. When we adopt a pastoral goal and a missionary style which would actually reach everyone without exception or … Continue reading

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Golden Nugget from ‘Joy of the Gospel’ Aug 31

“Pastoral ministry in a missionary key seeks to abandon the complacent attitude that says: ‘We have always done it this way.’ I invite everyone to be bold and creative in this task of rethinking the goals, structures, style and methods … Continue reading

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Golden Nugget ‘Joy of the Gospel’ Aug 30

“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s custom, ways of doings things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world … Continue reading

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The Maze fr Stefan reflection on this Sunday Gospel “Aug 30″

Jesus says to Peter, ‘You are an obstacle to me’ He stood before the maze. He was as big as a mouse as he looked at the Huge Walls The walls towered in every direction. He formed a plan to … Continue reading

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