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Pentecost: Restoring Unity in Diversity

Pentecost Sunday My dear friends in Christ, Today’s celebration of Pentecost marks the culmination of the Church’s celebration of the Easter Season. The celebration begun at the Easter Vigil now finds its completion in the descent of the H...
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The Triduum: Living a Paschal Life

This talk was delivered as part of the Lenten Speaker Series at St. Anselm Parish in St. Louis, MO. In it, Tony discusses how the Triduum, the most solemn liturgical celebration in Christianity, is not merely to be experienced, but lived. Th...
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Looking in the Mirror of Scripture

Sixth Week in Ordinary Time: Wednesday-Year II When is the last time you went a day without looking in the mirror? Looking in the mirror is something that, I dare say, is something that we tend to do quite often, perhaps more often than we sh...
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December 17: O Wisdom

O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation (Christian Prayer, 118). As we reflect on this first of the great “O Antiphons” of Advent, it is worth rest...
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The Little Drummer Boy’s Gospel

Of the many holiday songs which saturate the airwaves during the Advent and Christmas seasons and can be heard played in Christmas concerts, The Little Drummer Boy is perhaps one of the best known. In fact, as Kathy Warnes writes in her article,...
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Mary: A Woman of the Word

Happy Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary! “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). With this short statement, Mary gives us the Christian program for life, a regiment which she had followed very closely, not only after giving birth to the Son o...
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Living a Eucharistic Life

Here we share a presentation prepared by Tony for the 2021 Men of Christ Conference held in Beaver Dam, WI. The theme of the conference was "Live Truth-Defend Truth." Tony suggests to us that living the Truth is always the beginning of defending...
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The Imitation Game

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2-14-21 My Dear Friends in Christ, In this Sunday’s second reading from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, we find the Apostle admonishing his readers: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 ...
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The 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, tree vend...
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