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  • The blog header depicts an important and yet mis-understood New Testament scene, Jesus flogging the money-changers out of the temple. I selected it because the faith that gives us consolation can also make us very uncomfortable. Both Divine Mercy and Divine Justice meet in Jesus. Priests are ministers of reconciliation, but never at the cost of truth. In or out of season, we must be courageous in preaching and living out the Gospel of Life. The title of my blog is a play on words, not Flogger Priest but Blogger Priest.

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In Other Words, Gluten = Bread (Valid Matter)

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Low gluten hosts approved by the USCCB can be used but not the non-gluten hosts commonly used in Episcopal churches. There may be some cases where Catholics will have to restrict themselves to the precious blood. Allergic reactions can be serious and terrible. I had a friend in seminary that was allergic to metal… drinking from a metal chalice caused blistering, swelling and difficulty breathing. He even had reactions to coins!

Saving Private Ryan… the TRUE Story

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Great story!

Attacked by Our Own

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Sometimes those who feign Catholicism are in truth the greatest enemies of the faith and bigots against those who faithfully practice.

Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?

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Then who is that imposter in the red suit living at the north pole with elves and flying reindeer?

Run / Walk for Life 2017

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Here is the Immediate Past Grand Knight Roy Cobo of Fr. Michael C. Kidd Council #14455 (@Holy Family) at the WALK/RUN FOR LIFE to raise money for the local Pregnancy Crisis Ministry.

Return to Gilligan’s Island

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Got to share some time this week with Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. She may be sweeter than the character she played on television.

Memorial for the Blessed Mother

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Today we celebrate the holy name of Mary.