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Theology on Tap: West Chester

Theology on Tap: West Chester is a lecture and discussion series for people in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married. It is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and local parishes.  Tonight’s talk is “Mercy Towards Self” by Monica Troy.  All young adults are welcome!  Learn more.

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Theology on Tap: West Chester

Theology on Tap: West Chester is a lecture and discussion series for people in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married. It is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Archdiocese of Cincinnati and local parishes.  Tonight’s talk is “God’s Mercy” by Fr. Jim Schutte.  All young adults are welcome!  Learn more.

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Theology on Tap: West Chester

Theology on Tap: West Chester is a lecture and discussion series for people in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married. It is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Archdiocese of Cincinnati and local parishes. Tonight’s talk is “Mercy Toward Others” by Dcn. John Back. All young adults are welcome!  Learn more.

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Theology on Tap: West Chester

Theology on Tap: West Chester is a lecture and discussion series for people in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married. It is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Archdiocese of Cincinnati and local parishes. Tonight’s talk is “What is Mercy?” by Fr. Anthony Brausch.  All young adults are welcome! Learn more.

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The Call for Prudence, Balance and Mercy

News media both secular and Catholic have been abuzz with news about Pope Francis’s recent interview. The Jesuit editor of the America magazine published this interview and Father Matt Malone suggests that Pope Francis personally reviewed the article and approved its publication. To say the least, both the Catholic and secular world are still trying to comprehend implications of his statements. The statements that got most attention were: “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods.” “The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission …

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Who Is My Neighbor?

The George Zimmerman trial is finally over. Zimmerman has been acquitted and he is a free man. While he and his family are certainly relieved, I clearly see a lack of any triumphalism on the media or elsewhere. The reason is simple. A life has been lost. Trayvon Martin is dead. Death in any circumstance is a tragedy. The jury delivered it verdict on 13th July, 2013, a Saturday. The gospel reading for the 15th Sunday was the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan in the context of …

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Valley of Darkness

Psalm 23:4 Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and staff give me courage.     The path of love will lead us through many a dark valley. To love is to respond to persecution with mercy, forgiveness and compassion. Jesus showed us the way. He also showed us that all dark valleys eventually lead to beautiful, bright mountaintops. The dark valleys teach us that we cannot do it on our own. We need someone to lead us…someone like Jesus. The Good …

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Driving Towards Mercy

I was seventeen years old, pulling my car out of the drive way. A high school girl friend’s car was parked to the right of my own and slightly behind. I was not thinking about what I was doing… and I bet you can all tell where this is going… A few minutes later, I was walking into the house, trembling, searching out my father. I had to come clean about the crime of damaging not one, but two cars sitting in his driveway. My father is a good man, never cruel, but he always …

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How Much Does Mercy Cost?

As a teacher, it has not been unusual for one of my students – especially for one of my high school students – to plead with me, “Father, when you grade our tests, have mercy!” For me to give an extra point or two on an exam is easy. To round up to the next grade doesn’t cost me anything. And if it weren’t for a healthy respect for justice, I could just as easily give all my students A’s. But that’s not all mercy is about. Mercy often has a cost. In the Gospel, …

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The Grouch from Grouchland

I know I’m not the only person who struggles with grumpiness.  But sometimes I feel like it.  And by the way, I never knew I was such a grouch until I had little people watching me all day long.  Okay, maybe I knew it.  But I guess I thought it was my little secret before that. SO, I’m here to tell you – if you wake up feeling like the grouch from grouchland some days, you are not alone.  Even if you love God, and you love your family, and you consider yourself a generally …

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