Author Archives: Rick Bookwalter

Veteran’s Day 

On Veterans Day 2016, All Saints school held an assembly to honor veterans. An Army Command Sergeant Major spoke about his experiences in the Iraqi war in 2003. He lead over 900 men into battle during that war. Because of … Continue reading

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The Battle Ahead…is here.

To my Christian Brothers, We are now in the thick of the battle. The world has gone mad. The war for our souls and the souls of those we hold dear is in full force.   It is so easy to be … Continue reading

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No News is Good News

For almost a year I have purposely been avoiding the news of current events, avoiding all major and alternative news media outlets, and since Ash Wednesday have disengaged from almost all social media. I have learned a few things so … Continue reading

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Catholic Catechism

Great resource from the US bishops

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“…Leading Men”

  Today’s gospel is the story of the martyrdom of John the Baptist from Mark 6:14-29. John had justly warned Herod of his sin of taking his brother’s wife, Herodias, as his own.  She wanted John dead. This verse caught my attention: … Continue reading

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On Hope.

Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are. Saint John Chrysostom November is the Month of the Holy Souls. At my home parish,  All Saints Catholic Church, a scroll … Continue reading

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Bucket List

My wife and I talk a lot about getting older. We married young, I was 23 she 21, and have been busy with family the last 30+ years. Many of my children are grown and gone; my youngest turns 13 … Continue reading

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