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During these “dog days” of August, we need to hear the short message that Jesus gives His disciples after a time of relentless activity: “rest awhile.” Benedict XVI points out that often our activity is a mask for an inner emptiness - even worse, a sign we believe that we......


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One of the lessons we must learn as Christians is how to deal with arguments and divisions in the community. Even though it’s only alluded to in a few verses in the Acts of the Apostles, a very serious argument occurs between St. Paul and St. Barnabas. This week’s nugget......


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Fr. Ben is on his travels again (so the sound is not perfect!) In this culture of cancellation, where even one failure seems to destroy a person, the beautiful message of Gospel forgiveness is needed more than ever. “How many times should we forgive,” Peter, who denied Christ, asked Jesus.......


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Reading the new book by Dr. Henry Kissinger, ‘Leadership,’ makes one think of how the five qualities he sees in a leader can be applied to leadership in the Church. Add St. Paul’s charging of St. Timothy to lead the Church, and we have an interesting Nugget brewing this week!
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As so often happens, one line from the wisdom of Pope Benedict XVI often jumps out and provokes thought. His description that “anyone entering the Church” should discover a “separate, active, cultural entity” provides the food for thought and meditation in this week’s Nugget.

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