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What good thing must I do that I might have eternal life?

Homily given by Fr. Gregory Owen at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Mission on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Matthew 19;16-26 2014

“What good thing must I do that I might have eternal life?” 257 more words


Opening Mass for The University of St. Michael's College


If you were to follow me on Twitter, you would discover that my byline reads, “Great questions are an art form worthy of study.” 159 more words


The Cost of Paying Attention

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My father loves to hunt back in Arkansas. It is very much a ritualized part of life there, sometimes with school being out for the first day of deer hunting season. 1,424 more words


Scared of the Devil?

There was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon. Luke 4:33

Possession by demons. Scary. The other day the Youth Director at one of my beloved parishes told me some of her plans for the fall. 386 more words


Finding and Losing Life

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A); August 31, 2014

Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27

Deacon Jim McFadden; Folsom Prison


         When you first became acquainted with Jesus, if the very first thing you were told was that to be a Christian, you would have to suffer and die, what would you have done? 607 more words



One of my favorite parallels of prayer, is that it is like a mountain hike.

We hike up the hill, often in the woods not seeing too much beyond our chosen path until we arrive at a place where we can look around and see the landscape all around us. 494 more words