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“Things Worth Dying For:The Nature of a Life Worth Living”

This lecture was delivered, by our Archbishop, Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap,  for the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame. I want to thank Dr. Muñoz, Father Jenkins, and the Napa Institute Forum for welcoming me to … Continue reading

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by Susan Dugary

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  I know a sure path to heaven: to be grateful to God for all things big and small, to appreciate who you are in His love and what a gift you could be for others for the love of … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Paul VI once wrote that ‘if you want peace, work for justice.’ There is so much violence in our world and on all levels of life. What can we do to begin building a world for peace? We need to … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel clarifies for us that the Christian way is of action not mere words; of performance, not mere promise. The rich man does not understand that because the Word was made flesh he is now obliged not to just … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today the Gospel confronts us with forgiveness. But how can we accept forgiveness or even forgive others unless we first are able to receive it, to actually hear the words: “I absolve you from your sins, in the Name of … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The wisdom writer asks a question long on the human mind, “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?” We can spend our whole life pondering God but unless we pick up our plough and … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Happy Labor Day!

Daily Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on Monday

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by Susan Dugary

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Two elder monks were sitting outside their cave when a student approached them. He asked how could he overcome his fear about what people think of him. The one elder said, when I was young, I worried about what people … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is a story of a very successful woman who was about to die. She quickly wrote out a will and contributed most of her wealth to the Church and to charities. When she got to heaven, an angel escorted … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

There was a cartoon years ago called ‘Calvin and Hobbes,’ about a precocious little boy, Calvin and his playmate, a talking tiger. One day the Hobbes, the tiger, finds Calvin sitting under a sign that reads, ‘kick in the butt … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi