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A Life Lived for Others | #1013

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Ordinary 5 – Our political system rewards those who build themselves up and pull others down. But St. Paul and Dr. Nakamura show us a different way. God has blessed us so that we can be a blessing to others. Give and serve generously this week.

It’s Not About The Red Team vs The Blue Team | #845

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Ordinary 26 – Politics is not a sporting event between a red team and a blue team. And Jesus does not want to talk about what those other people are doing wrong. Jesus wants to focus on you. A sense of mission helps us see things from God’s perspective.

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How to Survive a Haunted House and America’s Next 4 Years (#652, 33rd Sunday)

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Jesus wants to remind us: Just hold my hand, and you’ll be safe. It’s just like getting though a haunted house. My family held Jesus’ hand and it brought me to serve as a priest. Holding Jesus’ hand helps you reach out and make a difference. (13 Nov 2016)

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Pray, Vote, and Don’t Worry (#651, 31st Sunday)

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If you don’t exercise your right to vote, you lose your right to complain. The key issues are Human Dignity, Subsidiarity, Common Good, and Solidarity. We have to stand up for our values and beliefs not just on election day, but every day. [AUDIO]

“Come on Brother Ass!” or How to Face Resistance (#640, 20th Sunday)

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We face resistance from within ourselves and all around us. Those who listen to the voice of God find themselves unpopular and unwelcome. Keep your eyes on the coach and you’ll be able to keep running the race. [AUDIO]

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FBI vs Apple: Why It Matters to You

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Apple Refuses to Unlock Terrorist’s iPhone, reads the headline. Headlines have a way of confusing the truth. The iPhone in question belonged to Syed Farook, one of the perpetrator of the San Bernardino shooting. The FBI has his iPhone and wants to see what’s inside. Apple already provided them technical assistance and the contents of an iCloud backup. But Apple …

Ordinary 31 – God and Government II | #245

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Podcast: Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe? God and Government, Part II (16:56) Ordinary Time, 31st Sunday. There are three particularly important and troubling issues this election season: 1) Same-Sex Marriage: God has made our human nature in such a way that men and women are …