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Episode 18 Tap Into Life - Detroit

Tom and keith Fr. Keith and Fr. Tom discuss how their friendship has grown over the years. Also how their ministries have given back joy, friendship, and community.  If you are interested in listening to the podcast, it can be found on Apple Podcasts and in Google Play. Or you can listen through this link here. Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find the podcast.   Have questions? We can be reached at: TapIntoLife@thecapuchins.org  
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A Simple and Timeless Mission

Benedictinevespers Rome St. Benedict of Nursia Matthew 9:32-38 The core of the Church’s mission is summarized in today’s gospel passage.  Following the example of Jesus, we his disciples are called to teach, proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom, and share God’s healing grace and mercy with others, especially those who are “troubled and abandoned.”  This is our common vocation, regardless of our particular vocations as single people, spouses and parents, consecrated religious or members of the clergy.  St. Benedict, whose feast we celebrate today, lived it by...
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Self-Evident, Not Self-Indulgent

Fireworks-574739 1280 July 4, 2017 Independence Day (USA) Isaiah 58:6-11; Luke 12:16-21   I had trouble sleeping last night. I was probably overtired from a couple days of moving into my new home at Parroquia de Santa Clara de Montefalco, which is across the parking lot from San José Friary here in Chicago.  In addition, our neighborhood was filled with the booms and crackles of various fireworks.  After about an hour of tossing and turning, I decided to do something useful.  I grabbed my phone, connected with YouTube, and listened to a couple of recordings of people reading the Declaration...
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The Golden Rule

Cake-1227842 1280 Genesis 13:2, 5-18; Matthew 7:6, 12-14 St. Cyril of Alexandria When I was a child and there was only one piece of cake left between two or more of us, my parents and grandparents would often invoke the I-Cut-You-Choose Rule.  That is, they would have one of us cut the sole piece left into two (or more) pieces with the understanding that the other(s) would be able to choose first.  Although no compasses, micrometers or rulers were used, the results tended to be very equitable!  Our elders, perhaps not consciously, relied on Adam Smith’s “invisible...
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