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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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July 20, 2007

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Deacon John Giglio

"Protestants are concerned about how to get you to heaven," he said. "Catholics are more concerned about getting heaven into you."
On that note, it's interesting that in Pope Benedict's new book, 'Jesus of Nazareth', he says that "Jesus is the Kingdom of God!", which, of course is Christ in the Eucharist and another reason why receiving Him "into us" is so important for Catholics.
A Jewish man once said, when asked why he converted to Catholicism, "When you find the Truth, you embrace it!" I went through the same struggle when I returned to the Faith around 1970. After studying the lives of the Saints, I too "embraced the Truth!"
Deacon John (Florida)

C.O.

Maybe it's a little like coming back home after having gone out into the neighborhood and seen others' mothers, when we were little. Some days, they're all so much better than one's own mother, it seems, and yet, something is missing, here. None of these are my mother. Also, there's no shared history, here. I often can't abide my mother, for she is too strict--but I know she means well for me. She has committed herself to me.. which almost feels like she is butting in, but she knows better than I do, and knows me better than anyone.. I'm going home. She may not be happy with these mud stains all over me, but she'll welcome me, and I know she means it. Also, she has the most delicious Bread in all the neighborhood. Always. Even if she's frowning, she'll feed me-- and I am starved.

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