Category Archives: Catholic Church

Jailhouse Jesus

JAILHOUSE JESUS Spiritual progress, not perfection by Charles McKelvy Which Jesus speaks to you? Squeaky, clean baby Jesus from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby? Lily-white, gated-community, Protestant Jesus? Sissified Jesus in the cleaned and pressed duds beholding the … Continue reading

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Repeat Offender

(Editor’s Note: This article appears in the current issue of THE CATHOLIC LEADER Magazine.  This is why I am a repeat offender.) CONCRETE KNEELERS by Charles McKelvy When at Saint Dismas, do as the regulars do: kneel on the concrete … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating

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Transformations

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The Chrism Mass

(Kalamazoo, Michigan) The blessing of the Oil of the Sick and of the Oil of Catechumens and the consecration of the Chrism are carried out by the Bishop, according to the Rite described in the Roman Pontifical, usually on Holy … Continue reading

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Weekend Retreat

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Sandhill Cranes

EVELYN CHRISTINE HAMILTON December 15, 1932—January 29, 2017 Saint Agnes Church Sawyer, Michigan March 4, 2017 by Charles McKelvy Evelyn Hamilton, whose amazing organ music filled this church for so, so many years, often said: “If you practice, you can … Continue reading

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