Entries for June 2016

Soul Catching
By Father Bob Kraig     Over the last seventeen years I have had the privilege of doing a retreat at the Notre Dame Mother house in Chardon, Ohio during the summer months. What a wonderful religious order with a rich tradition. If I am correct they have ministered in our diocese since the late 1800’s and many, many people ...

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By Father Bob Kraig Celebrating father’s day this past weekend made me reflect back on a few things I remember my dad telling me. I’m sure we all have some memories of things that we were told by our dads and for some reason or another we never lose them and continue to do them only because he did or said to do them. As an ...

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Where's the old typewriter?
By Father Bob Kraig      Sometimes when I use my phone or computer I sit and ponder the question of when did this all happen. How did it happen! I contemplate whether we have become a world of robots who cannot communicate with one another and can only stare at our phones and use our fingers and thumbs to send tex...

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Learning to be Christian by being Christian???
By Father Bob Kraig      Karl Rahner, a great theologian of the 20th century, once said that the reason he is a Christian is so that he can learn to be a Christian. It is an interesting statement to ponder. Often Christians are criticized for being hypocrites. I, and I’m sure all of us, fail to live up to what we know...

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Memorial Day?
By Father Bob Kraig      One of things I heard on the radio about 10-15 years ago was the fact that well over 60% of Americans, when interviewed, had no idea what Memorial Day was about! For some it was the beginning of the summer season; for others a day off from work; for some a day for picnics; and some just didn’t...

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