Father Richard Mangini’s Blog

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Pentecost: “How do we unleash love and harmony, reconciliation and forgiveness, and new ways to meet new needs?”

May 21, 2021 Does “it” come from outside, from a strong wind like the one we have been having for the last week?  Does “it” come from within after a lot of prayer and reflection? The coming of the Holy Spirit is much more than a static piece of art with bouncing tongues of fire. Continue reading Pentecost: “How do we unleash love and harmony, reconciliation and forgiveness, and new ways to meet new needs?”

Personal and Spiritual Maturity: “Living the Truth in Love, We Should Grow in Every Way into Him Who is the Head”

A Letter from Saint Paul to the Ephesians, 4:13-18 Until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ, so that we may no longer be infants, tossed by waves and swept along by every wind ofContinue reading Personal and Spiritual Maturity: “Living the Truth in Love, We Should Grow in Every Way into Him Who is the Head”

II Sunday of Easter: “Today, I want to reflect with you about grief.”

April 11, 2021 I want to begin sharing with you about my remarks regarding the Gallup Poll I referred to last Sunday because Sunday’s paper printed another follow-up, titled: “The Church may be shrinking, but belief in God is not.” The Gallup Poll reported that as many as 87% of Americans still profess a beliefContinue reading II Sunday of Easter: “Today, I want to reflect with you about grief.”

Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives

April 2, 2021 Today, I am not thinking about nor imagining Jesus hanging on his cross.  Rather, I am visualizing and imagining all the people I know who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives. I think of… Margaret and all who are working through breast cancer, Elizabeth and all who have experiencedContinue reading Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives

Third Lent: “To Believe Each Other is the Devil is Heresy”

March 7, 2021 Something beautiful and life-changing, provocative and soul-inspiring is happening in the world today!  And who is behind this is none other than our Pope Francis. Right now, at this very moment, Pope Francis is in Iraq, on the plain of Nineveh, where our great ancestor of faith in the one true GodContinue reading “Third Lent: “To Believe Each Other is the Devil is Heresy””

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