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St. Gregory of Nyssa

Living a Eucharistic Life

Here we share a presentation prepared by Tony for the 2021 Men of Christ Conference held in Beaver Dam, WI on 3-20-21. The theme of the conference was "Live Truth-Defend Truth." Tony suggests to us that living the Truth is always the beginning o...
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We Dare to Say: The Lord’s Prayer as Penitential Practice

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! Have you ever felt like you were just rattling off the words of the Lord’s Prayer and not really praying them? I know I have! We all have, we all get distracted, it’s so easy to fall into that trap and forget that...
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Ash Wednesday: The Price of Becoming Combustible

In this edition of FRESHImage Presents, Tony reflects on the meaning of the ashes we receive at the beginning of Lent this Ash Wednesday. These ashes have an important message for us as we begin our Lenten journey toward personal and communal he...
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Blessing of a Christmas Tree: A Sign of Life in Christ

There are few things like a sparkling Christmas Tree that can bring a smile to our faces so easily. Every year around this time, almost instinctually, many of us acquire an evergreen tree of some variety to put in our homes. This year Christmas ...
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The Finest Quality of the Human Family

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: 9-3-17 Peace be with You, Ah, to be Peter!  In the history of questions he hit the jackpot last weekend in his response to Christ’s question, “who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15).  While all the other...
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A Kingdom of Beauty, Part II

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-23-17 Peace be with You, This Sunday we once again find ourselves in the classroom of the true Teacher, Jesus Christ, as he continues his lessons concerning the Kingdom of God, giving us at once a deeper und...
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Living in the Real World

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-9-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we reflected upon Christ’s desire to be identified with the human family.  The main thrust of our reflection centered upon the Church, which, as we discussed, is unlike...
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The Weeping Savior

Fifth Sunday of Lent: 4-2-17 Peace be with You, We began our journey through the Season of Lent five and a half weekends ago on Ash Wednesday by being reminded of the radically contingent quality of the lives we live.  For by being reminded tha...
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Raising the Fallen

First Sunday of Lent: 3-5-17 Peace be with You, This Sunday we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent.  That being said, we should not think for one moment that the transition into a new liturgical season marks an abrupt shift in what the Church ha...
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Blood Father & Restoring Innocence (Spoiler Alert)

By Tony Crescio Mel Gibson stars as John Link in the 2016 film, Blood Father, the story of a down-and-out, ex-con father looking for his estranged 17 year old daughter Lydia (Erin Moriarty).  We first join John in a church where he is attending an...
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