Category: Father’s Corner

Ash Wednesday

Posted by Father Don Fraser - March 1, 2017 - Father’s Corner

Before Jesus began his public ministry, he went out to the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. By himself. The desert is a dangerous place. In that part of the world, at that time in history, there were all kinds of dangers. The heat is suffocating, sometimes reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit. There were wild […]

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Candlemas

Posted by Father Don Fraser - February 2, 2017 - Father’s Corner

The good news is that the season of Winter is half way over. The bad news is that there is still half of Winter remaining. There is a cultural event that takes place today in Eastern Pennsylvania. It’s called Groundhog Day. According to an ancient German legend, if the groundhog comes out of the ground […]

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Winter Doesn’t Last Forever

Posted by Father Don Fraser - January 27, 2017 - Father’s Corner

I wish I knew how to make you happy. I don’t know how because your happiness is personal.  Like all people, happiness is a once-in-a-while thing.  I can however, promise you satisfaction.  One can experience even sadness and still find comfort in the hope that all things have a purpose – from God’s point of […]

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Profile in Courage

Posted by Father Don Fraser - December 9, 2016 - Father’s Corner

Seventy-four years ago yesterday, the government and people of the United States of America declared war on the Imperial Government of Japan.  Under our constitution, only the Congress can declare war.  The vote in the U.S. Senate was 82 – 0; the vote in the House of Representatives was 388 – 1.  The single negative […]

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All Saint’s Day

Posted by Father Don Fraser - November 11, 2016 - Father’s Corner

Today and tomorrow are holy days which are like two sides of the same coin. Today is All Saint’s Day and tomorrow is All Soul’s Day. Last night was the Vigil of All Saints, now popularly known as the Eve of All Hallows, or Halloween. Unfortunately, Halloween has become something far less than holy. Because […]

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Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit

Posted by Father Don Fraser - September 15, 2016 - Father’s Corner

This morning I want to speak about two subjects: education and suffering. The two are not necessarily related. One month ago, on August 15th, our school year began. Since, as Einstein said, time is relative to the observer, to some that may seem like only yesterday. To others, it may seem like “a long time […]

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Faculty Mass

Posted by Father Don Fraser - May 20, 2016 - Father’s Corner

1968 was a tumultuous year in America (as some of us remember). It was a time when the Baby Boomer generation began to question the authority of their parents. It was a time of domestic violence. There were protests against the war in Vietnam; two particularly traumatic assassinations: Martin Luther King in April and Robert […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Posted by Father Don Fraser - May 18, 2016 - Father’s Corner

Sociologists tell us that there are six living generations in America. Beginning with the oldest, they grew up during the Depression of the 1930s and endured the calamity of World War II. In the face of a fast-changing world, high moral values and near-absolute standards of right and wrong. A generation that remembers life without […]

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Feed my Lambs

Posted by Father Don Fraser - May 13, 2016 - Father’s Corner

Today’s gospel concludes the Easter Season readings from the Gospel of John. Tomorrow is the Vigil of the Great Feast of Pentecost and then on Monday we return to the readings from the Gospel of Mark. When Jesus and Simon (in this gospel only called “son of John”) first met, it began a somewhat contentious […]

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Our Lady of Tears

Posted by Father Don Fraser - May 6, 2016 - Father’s Corner

Seventy miles Southwest of Boise, in the Owyhee Mountains close to the Oregon border is the old mining town of Silver City. It is one of the best preserved and least known of the so-called ghost towns in the Western United States. It is not easy to get to. In the winter, snow blocks the […]

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