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Liturgical terminology: Vigil Mass

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / November 5, 2015

Saturday evening Masses are a common event on the landscape of the Roman Catholic Church and have been for several decades.

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Mary with Flowers

Marvin’s Miraculous Vision Of Mary

By Tom Scotus / October 23, 2015

The alarm clock buzzes. Marvin turns it off. Another working day. He’s not sure which day and he doesn’t care. It’s Wednesday, he realizes. “What difference does it make?” he thinks.

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Flowers

Are You An Ugly Weed Or A Beautiful Flower?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / October 6, 2015

Many years ago, I planted wild flower seeds in a patch of ground in my back yard. The first year I did so, I was rewarded with a garden filled with a variety of colourful and beautiful flowering plants. The second year, an assortment of green shoots sprang up. When these plants were young, I couldn’t tell if they were wild flowers or noxious weeds.

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Flickr Image by: Thomas Hawk

Why a Whopper Isn’t God

By Tom Scotus / September 6, 2015

I sat in a four-wheel drive truck and studied the large picture of a Whopper hamburger on the side of a Burger King restaurant. It looked more than delicious, tantalizing and beautiful. It had a strange erotic effect on me.

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Women and Pride

Real Women and Pride

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / August 28, 2015

As you can see from the picture, it portrays a little boy kissing a little girl’s hand. At first thought it might seem like this cute meme is adorable and worthy of praise because it shows a boy “manning up,” with the caption, “A Real Woman can do it all by herself; but a real man wouldn’t let her.”

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Rainbow Flag

Sodom Rises Under The Rainbow Flag

By Tom Scotus / August 12, 2015

I remember, as a boy, looking up into the sky, fresh after a summer rain, and seeing a magnificent rainbow. It looked like a mystical ladder to heaven, a wonderful thing to behold. 

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Empty Churches

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / July 31, 2015

Not long ago I attended a Parish Council meeting. The standard agenda items included review of previous minutes, declining attendance, lack of volunteers, insufficient building funds, fund raising results and maintenance items.

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Flickr Image by: Sean

Are You A Mason Without An Apron?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / July 7, 2015

Not so long ago, Freemasonic lodges in nations such as the United States and Canada were teaming with members. Today, most are suffering the same fate as those of other fraternities such as the Odd Fellows, the Elks, and the Moose Hall — aging memberships and declining numbers. 

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Flickr Image by: Elvert Barnes

U.S. Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme court ruled 5-4 in support of same same sex marriage on Friday.  Thirty seven States already recognize same sex marriage, while 13 don’t.

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Jesus the Physician

Whom do you trust?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 3, 2015

 I have a chronic illness which is poorly understood and even after all these years is probably mis-diagnosed.  When I first started dealing with pain I was unable to ignore, I of course went to the doctor.  Being me, I also started to read up. Doc soon had me on antidepressants.

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