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

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The last suppers of Jesus Christ and Ledell LeePodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
Christ does not stop being Christ in the face of heinous sin any more than he did in the face of heinous death. Christ is still—Christ is simply—mercy. Mercy, who sets her feast and summons her faithful.
Date: 4/30/17
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What Saints Thomas and Thérèse learned when they touched the body of ChristPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
If we have faith, like Thomas and Thérèse did, we learn from Jesus that to love someone is to promise never to leave them. That is the meaning of mercy, and the only person who can promise that much mercy is Jesus.
Date: 4/23/17
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The Gospel’s Easter promise: Love will win out over sin and death.Podcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
When Christ entered hell, the law of sin and death was set aside so that mercy could triumph.
Date: 4/16/17
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Good Friday: What ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ tells us about why we sinPodcast
by Fr Terrance Klein
We have a Gospel to share with the world, one of transforming grace. Mercy has triumphed. Ignorance and fear can be cast aside.
Date: 4/14/17
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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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