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Hot? Cold? Snow? Rain?
By Father Bob Kraig:     These times of the year are always challenging. Transitional weather! You can go out in the morning and it is 60 degrees outside and by the evening it is in the 30s and either raining, snowing or possibly sleet or whatever. You can wear a light jacket over a sweater to a restaurant and take your jacket o...

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Blue Striped Shirts And Santa
Blue striped shirts and Santa! By Father Bob Kraig The upcoming holiday season (or current – depending on how you see it) always brings to mind how my relationship with Santa Claus changed. I remember my mom taking me downtown to see Santa at Higbees on the seventh floor as was our custom. I anxiously awaited my turn to see Santa...

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Soooo – what’s the winter forecast? I guess when we hear things on the news about ‘our winter forecast coming up right after the break’ on newscasts we immediately wonder how much snow, rain, the temperatures, etc. – what will they be like? Will we have a warm winter like last year? Or will it be the ice, ...

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Is The World Ending?
The recent success of Cleveland Sports Teams have moved some people to jokingly say the following: The Cavaliers won the NBA championship, the Monsters won the American League Hockey championship, the Indians are in the world series and if the Browns win a game this year the end of the world will be upon us. If you live in Cleveland an...

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Monks at Gethsamene
By Father Bob Kraig      Wow! What an amazing week God blest me with last week (Oct. 10-14) when I made my yearly retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemane. My priest friend from Buffalo, whom I made the retreat with, had been there a couple of times before and told me how special this place is – and I was not disappointed. ...

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Faith!
By Father Bob Kraig     Thank you to so many for the gift of faith. While ultimately faith is a gift of God I am more and more convinced as I minister with people that we grow in our faith through so many faith-filled Christians. It is easy to believe that faith is about memorizing and knowing facts and having answers through...

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