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Let’s Be Clear!

Thoughts on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 28, 2018 by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com Jean and I visited the city of Nuremberg on our trip through Germany this August.  This city has to live with the history that it was the center of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party.  It still contains the Party Headquarters…
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Bound & Belonging

“Bound & Belonging” © Thoughts on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 21, 2018 by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com Yes, James and John have a lot of nerve.  As today’s Gospel passage relates (Mark 10:35-45) these two brothers have the nerve to ask Jesus to reserve the highest places at his right and his…
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Appropriated

“Appropriated” © Thoughts on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 14, 2018 by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com Parents are happy when their children’s behavior is appropriate to the occasion, when they respond to persons and social settings in an appropriate manner.  It shows that their children can exercise a control that is self-regulated and…
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What do you MEAN?

“What do you mean?” © Thoughts on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 7, 2018 by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com My first inclination after reading the Lectionary passages for this Sunday was to discard the lot.  The first reading from Genesis is taken from what is often referred to as the “second” creation story…
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