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Posted by Richard Moore on 10/29/20

I am willing to bet you were like me last week when you heard the news reports about what Pope Francis had said in an interview concerning civil unions for gay couples. Even now I have to pinch myself to see if I might be dreaming that this happened. ... Read More »

A Saint Anthony Moment

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/21/20

Shortly after uploading my blog post “Faith Sayings” a few weeks ago, I had a Saint Anthony Moment. 

We had taken advantage of the nice weather a couple of weeks ago and gone camping in our favorite camping location Lanesboro. Julie and I had just returned from a bike ... Read More »

Faithful Citizenship

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/21/20

I wanted to document my reflection from last week’s “Prayer Service For These Times: our civic responsibilities in the upcoming elections” and add references. As an experiment, I copied a transcript of the voice to text conversion YouTube did in creating subtitles for the prayer service video. The conversion ... Read More »

Faith Sayings

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/07/20

Over the years I have developed some faith sayings or mantras that pop into my mind, or out loud at times when faced with different situations. 

Get out of the way of the Holy Spirit

I fall back on this saying when I find myself trying to control a ... Read More »

Why Ordination

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/01/20

As I sit down to write this blog post it is September 28 and the 18th anniversary of my ordination as a Permanent Deacon by Archbishop Harry Flynn. A few months ago I ran across a digital copy of a paper I had to write in my final year ... Read More »

Into The Wilderness, a Tradition

Posted by Richard Moore on 9/10/20

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir

In 1970 our neighbor Bill Spaulding, took my Dad, brother Darrell and myself on a backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park. That ... Read More »

What Did Jesus Look Like

Posted by Richard Moore on 9/02/20

This is a question that artists have been trying to capture for centuries. I returned to this age-old question in July when the Center for Action and Contemplation did a week of reflections on Mary Magdalene during the week of The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the ... Read More »

A Sacred Ground Memory

Posted by Richard Moore on 8/20/20

While bicycling around Woodbury yesterday, I rode past a townhouse that brought back some special memories of walking on sacred ground. For a few years former St Pascal’s parishioner, Julie Lehr, would ask me to visit Fran Mikesh and bring him Eucharist when she would be out of town. ... Read More »

Revolutionary, a Postscript

Posted by Richard Moore on 8/19/20

The biking/walking path graffiti I encountered last month in lower Battle Creek Park which I mentioned in my blog Revolutionary has given me a lot of material for reflection and contemplation. St Pascal’s parishioner Leo Hermes provided a fuller story of the graffiti in a comment to my post: ... Read More »

Women: Icons of Christ

Posted by Richard Moore on 8/04/20

This is the title of a very eye-opening book I finished reading a few weeks ago. It is written by Dr. Phyllis Zagano who is an internationally known Catholic scholar and was appointed by Pope Francis to be on the 2016 Papal Commission for the study of the diaconate ... Read More »


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