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Things we Can Learn From Dogs and Cats

October 3, 2018 4 Comments
Things we Can Learn From Dogs and Cats

With the Feast of St. Francis upon us we do well to thank God for many things. It is a tradition in many parishes to bless animals on this feast. It is also a good time to ponder what our pets and animals can “teach” us. In the past I have shared a list of […]

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Things We Can Learn from Dogs and Cats

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Things We Can Learn from Dogs and Cats

Here at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C., we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some who bring cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake! In the past […]

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On the Dignity of Dogs and Glory of God

April 8, 2011 63 Comments

God gives many gifts, and one of the great gifts he has given me was the gift of our family dogs. Scripture says little about dogs and when it does it is never flattering. Most of the references make one think of wild dogs who ran in packs. Psalm 22:16 says, “Many dogs have surrounded […]

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All Creatures of Our God and King – On the Dignity of God’s Creation and the Special Dignity of the Human Person

August 6, 2010 0 Comments

I was recently challenged by a reader to saysomething about cruelty to animals. At first I thought this sort of topic was secondary but as I prayed I thought I’d like to offer a thought or two here on animals and humans. Avoiding Extremes – As Human beings we seem to have exhibited some extremes in […]

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All Creatures of Of God and King

December 20, 2009 20 Comments

I would like to continue the theme of yesterday’s blog which is “wonder and awe.” Too often we simply refuse to see God’s glory on display all around us. In the animal world I have always marvelled to see a majestic horse run, or a cheetah reach speeds of almost forty miles an hour. I […]

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