Duxbury Catholic

September 2017

Sep 28

The Father's Two Sons

Growing up my mom was always more of the disciplinarian.  Make your bed, mow the lawn, clean the dishes, "go out and work in the vineyard."  If we didn't obey, we answered to her.  I even once was chased around by my mother with a bar of soap in her hand for having said a swear word; she threatened to...
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Sep 21

God's Mercy is His Justice

I’ve always loved the parable that Jesus tells in Sunday’s Gospel passage from Matthew because it is so relatable to us in both the workers who were hired early and those who were late.  In the parable we have a landowner who goes out at dawn to hire workers to work in his vineyard for the day.  Available day laborers would...
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Sep 14

Seeking a Peaceful Heart

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.  Start each day by affirming peaceful contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”  - Norman Vincent Peale These very basic words of wisdom were written for me and they appeared on Monday, September 11, in...
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Sep 7

It Isn't Always Easy

We are a part of so many different communities: a family community, a faith community, the Duxbury community, a school community, professional community etc.  This weekend’s Gospel challenges us in how to live in the context of those communities.   I personally struggle with conflict.  I am a people pleaser and I...
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