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By Fr. Steve Kolde on Sunday, April 27, 2014
Your teenage son or daughter does something amazingly stupid – as most young people tend to do at one time or another.  Their behavior might require a meeting with their teacher or principal, a run to the emergency room – or, worse, picking them up late at night at the police station.  You’re angry with them; they have let you down; you worry if this is the start of a pattern.  But you will be there for your children always; you will love them no matter what.  And in that love they are bound.
By Fr. Steve Kolde on Sunday, April 20, 2014

While it is still dark, Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb of the Jesus who healed her and taught her.  The Easter story begins in the early morning darkness.  This is always how our discovery of the risen Christ begins: in darkness.  Sometimes for us the darkness can become overwhelming. 

Fortunately Easter is about more hope than we can handle.  Easter shatters the darkness.  Easter calls us out of the darkness that shrouds our lives and into the light of possibility, of healing, of re-creation.  In his rising from the dead, Christ enables us to bring intro our own lives all that he lived and taught and gave: the love, compassion, generosity, humility and selflessness that ultimately triumphs over hatred, prejudice, despair, greed and death.

By Fr. Steve Kolde on Sunday, April 13, 2014
Today the crowds welcome Jesus with waving palm branches and laying their cloaks on the road he walks.  But by the end of the week Jesus will be hanging on a tree, alone and abandoned.  The question today’s Palm Sunday liturgy asks each one of us is this:  When do we walk away from Jesus?  At what point do we and Jesus part company?
By Fr. Steve Kolde on Sunday, April 6, 2014
She is a single mom.  She works three part-time jobs to provide for herself and her little boy.  A day without work or having to stay home because her child is sick is a financial disaster.  The father is in no position to offer any help.  Saturday night is the highlight of the week: pizza and a movie she borrows from the library – just mother and son in their little home.  She is trapped in an economy that offers someone like her little hope.

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