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A Covenant With Our King HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - November 23, 2014 ... rural diocese put an ad for seminarians in several big-city newspapers. The first young man he interviewed asked how much a priest gets paid. A bit thrown by the question, the bishop asked what kind of salary the candidate expected. "I'd like $85,000, housing, extended medical and dental, six weeks holidays and a generous pension at 65," he answered. The bishop replied, "How about a brand new BMW too?" "You're kidding!" the applicant exclaimed. "Yes, I am," ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-real-shortage-of-priests-bishop-of.html
How Catholic Men Can Balance Work and Family ST. JOSEPH'S VANGUARD - September 29, 2014 ... as you are willing to give them. It requires us to be clever and vigilant to find ways of succeeding at work while giving our families their rightful due. Different jobs make this easier or harder, but none make it easy. But with a true understanding of relative priorities, we can strike the right balance between work and home life. When Work Is More Gratifying Than Home Life I have known quite a few men who work all the time. Many would call them workaholics, but when I have talked with them, ...http://www.devinrose.heroicvirtuecreations.com/blog/2014/09/29/how-catholic-men-can-balance-work-and-family/
Are You Doing Your Job for the Lord? (Sunday Homily) BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - September 21, 2014 ... Did your family come from your employer? Your spouse? Your friends? Did your company give you your parents? Your health? Your talents? And of course, the greatest "pay" we receive is Christ himself! And in that sense, everyone, whether working from the first hour, or arriving at the last, will be paid the same. But there is a larger question. If God is the Master of the vineyard, and we are in his employ, are we giving him value for his wages? If you are a parent, and you are making sure your ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2014/09/are-you-doing-your-job-for-lord-sunday.html
Twenty-Second Friday in Ordinary Time LIVING SCRIPTURE - September 4, 2014 ... the vows is so incredibly intense and beautiful that I couldn't help but ponder my own call to live out a version in my own life. He vowed poverty: a renouncement of the pursuit of material possessions. In doing so, he freed himself from being owned by his belongings. As a young physician, others frequently ask about my salary or remind me of which fields will collect me the highest pay. Keeping a heart that desires to serve God only how He wants to use the talents He gave me ...http://livingscripture.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/twenty-second-friday-in-ordinary-time-2/
Homily - "Think As God Thinks" GW CATHOLIC Q & A - September 2, 2014 ... sight of it. I know this because I've seen it play out at almost every funeral I've celebrated as a priest. During eulogies, what's said is not what the person did in his or her life. It's who he or she was. Even with some very successful people who have died, the focus is always on who they were. So, when St Paul refers to the "renewal of your mind", he means get back to the way you know is right. It's like being in the ocean and getting pulled by the undercurrent. You don't ...http://gwcatholicforum.blogspot.com/2014/09/homily-think-as-god-thinks.html
A Treasure in a Field P R WOMAN FOR CHRIST - July 27, 2014 This Sunday's gospel has a lot packed into a small space. One of our priest friends is the only son in a family of three. His two sisters are married and caring for their children and husbands. When their Dad passed away, it fell to the priest son to clear out the family house and sell what remained. It took Father a long time, hours of emptying closets, drawers and the basement. His father had a way of stashing cash around the house. He called his sisters ...http://prwomanforchrist.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-treasure-in-field.html