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Honoring those in Education

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/16/18

When the Founding Fathers of this country spoke about the necessity of providing youth with good education, the emphasis was on making them good citizens who could then contribute to and improve the welfare of the newly developing country.

Benjamin Franklin once said: “The good Education of Youth has ... Read More »

Doubting Thomas

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/09/18

We are familiar with the phrase seeing is believing and in the hyper-technological age we live in, with so much seeing going on…it seems there is little room left for faith…and as the name Didymus means twin…perhaps more often than not we are guilty of being the identical twin ... Read More »

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/03/18

A couple of weeks ago when I was walking down Stratfield road…I saw a word scrawled in red paint across the front of a house: demolition. Then a week or so later, it was completely gone except for a crater where once the house stood.

With Holy Week approaching, ... Read More »

Culinary and Eucharistic Joy

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/30/18

The day after Passion Sunday I met with a family whose loved one passed way. The primary focus was on what an exceptionally generous woman she was…and nowhere was this more appreciated then when she prepared the weekly family meal…which took place…on  Thursday.

And what made this conversation even ... Read More »

Prince Pauper Passion

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/27/18

In 1881 Mark Twain wrote a novel entitled, The Prince and the Pauper. The plot involved two young boys, who were approximately the same age and were almost identical in appearance. One boy was the son of a King while the other was the son of a pauper.

The ... Read More »

Men Need Saint Joseph

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/19/18

Joseph was the perfect father: “the luminous, discreet image of the heavenly Father’s care…” He could have been withdrawn and disengaged toward the unique child born of that unique woman in the most unique of all ways: by the overshadowing power of the Holy Spirit. He was being thrust ... Read More »

Artist and Musician Tribute

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/15/18

In today’s first reading King Cyrus boasts of rebuilding the ruined Temple of the Lord.

More than a building made of the finest gold, gems and stone...there is no greater, no more sacred Temple than us. As Saint Paul insists: 19Do you not know that your body is a ... Read More »

Anger of Jesus

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/06/18

Anger of Jesus

Projecting human feelings onto God is problematic. God is unchanging in that He is perfectly happy in His eternal condition.  The nature of God is not determined by the conditions of the world, rather the Condition of God determines the nature of the universe and all ... Read More »

Noah's Ark Today

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/21/18

In today’s first reading God establishes a covenant with Noah and his entire family. However, in order for a family bond to be established there must be in place an initial covenant that insures that a family is formed…and that is between a man and wife.  

God is already ... Read More »

Honoring our Medical Angels

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/15/18

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him "If you wish, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him "I do will it. Be made clean."

How often in desperation when dreadfully sick or diagnosed...we throw ourselves at the mercy ... Read More »