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Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord

My daughter Teresa is practicing the hymns for Mass this weekend. Two of them are Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord. Be sure to remember our priests at Holy Mass. They need and deserve our prayers. Readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Blest are They

‘Blest Are They’ is one of the songs my daughter Teresa will be singing at Mass this evening. I’m sorry I don’t have any videos of her singing. Holy Mass isn’t the Teresa Graas show, ya know. I also realize that many of you don’t consider David Haas’ songs to be kosher, but hey, I’m […]

HENDERSHOTT: Acceptance of Homosexual Identity by Catholics Creates Confusion, Conflict

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Anne Hendershott, a professor of sociology at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, has written an op-ed at the Washington Times explaining why Catholics must reject homosexual identity and how those who do not reject it are the ones inciting a “Catholic culture war.” She writes in the context of the attacks on Fr. Derek Lappe […]

A Graas Kid On Stage!

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My daughter Teresa (follow her on Twitter) was honored to qualify for Kentucky All-State Choir. She sang in the Junior Mixed Choir at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville on February 7. Watch the video below. I will probably watch it at least a hundred times….and cry every time. What a joy it […]

Not Actually Swans

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Tchaikovsky fans may see swans on a lake in this video. I just see ladies dancing. They dance beautifully, by the way, and the music is beautiful, too. But the ladies? They’re not actually swans. Calling them swans seems kind of weird to me. Animal/Human comparisons kind of weird me out. Just sayin’… I also […]

Taizé youth to meet in Rome

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From Vatican Radio, Taizé youth are set to meet in Rome. Over 30.000 young people from across Europe and beyond will be arriving in Rome at the end of December for an annual pilgrimage organised by the ecumenical prayer community of Taize based in eastern France. This 35th European Tazie meeting will take place from […]

Jesus Christ: The King of Our Hearts

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Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King, and I thought I would share with you the gist  of the message given today in an awesome homily from our priest, Father Brian Johnson, at St. Benedict parish in Clarkson (Wax), Kentucky. At the founding of our country, Americans joined together to throw off the bonds […]

The Rainbow is God’s Logo

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The rainbow is God’s logo. Genesis 9: 8-17 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: the birds, the tame animals, and all the wild animals that were with you—all […]