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Focus On Self

In the wake of the shootings at Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas as a country we seem to be looking to national solutions. More stringent gun laws suggested better…

Summers End

It won’t be long and we’ll be enjoying fall like weather. School will be starting. That means that we will be spending time buying school clothes, reconnecting with friends, starting…

Fruit

Fruit

Dr. Fachting In Paul’s letter to the Galatians he writes that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).…

Rough Times

I’ve been reading with some interest about St. Ignatius and discernment about how God works in the lives of people whom he wishes to draw to himself. St. Ignatius makes…

Campaign Season

With Donald Trump kicking off his campaign for president and the numerous Democrats having their first debates the campaign for the presidency of the United States has begun. For the…

Are You Ready?

In my last article, I wrote briefly about giving my life to Christ and entering into a personal relationship with Christ. I wrote about my life as a Catholic prior…

Prayer In Public

When I was a child we never prayed in public. If ever we went to a restaurant, we ate without praying. At public school we never prayed. I doubt that…

Prayer For Peace

One of my favorite parts of the mass is the short prayer after the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer when the priest prays, “Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every…

June Happenings

There is a lot happening this June at Our Lady of Hope Parish! Beginning on June 9 there will be a parish picnic at Shamrock Park. Mass will be celebrated…

Voting Issues

I try to not write about politics, but in good conscience I cannot be silent about the issue of abortion at any stage of development. I cannot vote for anyone…

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