Category Archives: Memory

Homecoming: The Guest of Honor

Although, as homilists, we are admonished to make the Pascal mystery the focus of the homily. While that’s a good general hermaneutic for the Sunday homily, bridging the Liturgy of the Word with the Liturgy of the Eucharist, my bereavement … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Death: Reframing for Meaning

Alzheimer’s Death: Reframing for Positive Meaning The ego is the great comparer. It’s what frequently separates us from the Other, from others, and frequently from our true selves. The ego is a hardliner for self-preservation and will do practically anything … Continue reading

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