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Conversion To Christ -- Steven E. Albertin, Charles D. Reeb, Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- 2003
Contemporary life provides almost endless opportunities and possibilities that allow us to maximize
Never Limit Others, Ourselves, Or God -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2003
Once upon a time a badly deformed little girl was born to a very wealthy family.
Love Means Speaking The Truth -- Amos 7:7-17 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2003
"When Christ calls a man, he bids that man to come and die." These words were written by Dietrich Bo
The Lord Hears The Cry Of The Poor -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2003
The year 1992 marked the quincentenary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World, an e
Knowing What IsTruly Important In Life -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2003
When she was a little girl her parents bought a cottage by the lake.
Know Yourself And Know God -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2003
Is the life you lead one for which you want to be remembered?
Conversion To The Lord -- Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2003
"I'd sell my soul to play for the Washington Senators." Joe Hardy, the protagonist in the popular Br
Maximizing Your Potential -- Isaiah 5:1-7 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2003
Once upon a time two beautiful flowers lived side-by-side in a magnificent garden.
Answering The Call Of The Lord -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2003
He was born to a pious German woman and her Lutheran pastor husband in 1875.
Be Thankful For What You Have -- Jeremiah 2:4-13 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2003
Once upon a time there was a fisherman who lived with his wife in a tiny hut by the sea.
Salvation -- It's Up To Us -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Once upon a time there was a piece of a jigsaw puzzle.
Actions Bring Consequences -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
Once upon a time an otter rushed before the king and cried out, "My lord, you are a king who loves j
Be Compassionate As God Is Compassionate -- Jeremiah 8:19--9:1 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2003
Once upon a time there was a great teacher, a guru, who had many followers.
Carrying On The Tradition -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 1998
Tradition is an integral part of being human.
The Mission Of Christ Is Ours -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
How does one define the concept of divinity?
The Most Important Thing In Life -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 1998
When she was a little girl her parents bought a cottage by the lake.
The Compassion Of God Feeds Us -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1998
Willy Loman lived in a world of indifference; nobody seemed to care about him and others.
Set Your Goal On Jesus -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
They said it couldn't be done.
Jesus' Love Embraces All -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1998
The United States has historically been called a "melting pot" society where peoples from all lands,
Bearing Our Cross With Jesus -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
In contemporary society, where self-fulfillment, accomplishment, personal enrichment, and enjoyment
The Need Of Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1998
From the beginning, it seemed, Ludovicio Gadda was destined for greatness.
Doing Right Because It Is Right -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
In a vast field that stretched as far as the eye could see, a great multitude of people milled about
Use Them Or Lose Them -- Matthew 21:33-43 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1998
"Use it or lose it." We have all heard this expression, said it ourselves, and applied it more than

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Make The Most Of Your Life -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2003
Once there was a wise king who died.
God Knows What God Is Doing -- Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2003
There is an apocryphal story told that after completing his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, the famous I

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