St. Joseph Ellinwood, KS and Immaculate Conceptoin Claflin, KS

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Holy Thursday: In mercy poverty is more abundant than wealthPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
The early Christians thought that the pelican was an apt image of their Christ because of their belief that the bird fed its young from its own flesh. The table of the Lord had taught them that in mercy, poverty is more abundant than wealth, which withers in its ripeness.
Date: 4/13/17
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What Does the Blood Curse of Matthew's Passion Teach Christians?Podcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
We should see this passage as early Jewish Christians recognizing their own, internal dividedness, not simply within their families but within themselves. It is a division that remains in every human heart on this side of the grave.
Date: 4/9/17
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Jesus Does Not Overwhelm. He woos.Podcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
Why is God hidden from us? The answer, which will not be entirely satisfying to the unbeliever, is that it cannot be any other way. God’s withdrawal from the world is the only way that we can be who we are, who God made us to be.
Date: 4/2/17
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The resurrection comes by way of witness, not explanation.Podcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
The appeal does not rest upon reasoning. Instead, it relies entirely upon personal testimony. Indeed, the witnesses insist that, initially, they were themselves incredulous.
Date: 3/26/17
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What the Woman at the Well and the Woman of Roe vs Wade Have in CommonPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
To be a Christian is to live a life of compassion: for the poor, the sick, the young, the elderly, the unborn, those in need and, most especially, those so deprived of God that they no longer know what a blessed life is.
Date: 3/19/17
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What Does It Mean To Age in Heaven?Podcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
On earth we think of aging as an ineluctable curse. In heaven, it will be revealed as a real ripening.
Date: 3/12/17
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The Problem with Confessing Our Comfortable SinsPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
Every Lent the church asks us to consider again our obedience to Christ, our imitation of Christ. Is it something limited, controlled and contained? If it is, we may indeed be keeping a few well-worn commandments, but we haven’t yet begun to live as Christ commanded.
Date: 3/5/17
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What Now Keeps Me Here? Funeral of Wesson LinkPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
That is why one, who now knows neither pain nor sorrow, a saint, stands next to Jesus, begging the savior, “Lord, ease the sadness of my parents and my brother. Give them eyes of faith to look past sorrow and death to the love and joy that is ours.”
Date: 3/3/17
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He Drank our Dread to the DregsPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
All animals suffer. Only humans live in dread of suffering.
Date: 2/26/17
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The Tea Room: Margaret SmithPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
How can heaven become lovelier? With Margaret’s arrival, they’re about to find out because heaven becomes more itself, more the home Christ made for us, at the advent of each redeemed soul.
Date: 2/21/17
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