Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Matters of Faith

God’s love is more powerful than hatred that flows from darkness

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

God’s love is more powerful than hatred that flows from darkness

I no longer keep up with the “Top 40 hits,” or however they refer to them today, but years ago love was a big topic of popular songs. The Beatles sang “All you need is love,” Dionne Warwick...

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People I respect most are those who seek truth and knowledge

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

People I respect most are those who seek truth and knowledge

The old schoolground joke goes, “March winds, April showers bring to us May flowers. What do May flowers bring?” “Pilgrims.” Another answer is graduation ceremonies. Oh yes, the season for graduates (and/or their parents) to fork out...

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Faith gives us the inspiration to navigate the uncertainty and heartache of the day

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Faith gives us the inspiration to navigate the uncertainty and heartache of the day

Last week I went shopping with my wife. I am not complaining and only giving context to this story. We were in the checkout lane surrounded by impulse buying bait. It was stuff you may never actually...

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Crucifixion and resurrection are a reality

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Crucifixion and resurrection are a reality

The other day I read a book by Stephen Hawking and his thoughts on God and miracles greatly saddened me: he doesn’t believe in either. Regrettably, he also doubts the existence of souls, because he cannot see...

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Depression should not be viewed as a failure of a believer’s faith

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Depression should not be viewed as a failure of a believer’s faith

In the 1980s, the National Institutes of Mental Health recognized a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. The illness was treatable with medication and light bars, but there is now a question of...

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Let’s dig deeper and reflect upon the Savior’s last week of his mortal ministry

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Let’s dig deeper and reflect upon the Savior’s last week of his mortal ministry

Last month while hacking away at my first round of golf for the season, the “Where were you on 9-11?” question randomly popped up. Although it was nearly 15 years ago and my golf partner and I...

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All priests have their gifts and their weaknesses

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

All priests have their gifts and their weaknesses

I announced last weekend that I will be reassigned to a parish called Blessed Sacrament in Sandy, effective August 1. I have often thought and discussed with other priests how long an assignment should be. What is too...

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Without pledges, let your ‘no’ mean ‘no’ in relationships

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Without pledges, let your ‘no’ mean ‘no’ in relationships

Have you ever considered when we talk about “a man’s word being his bond,” we describe it in the past tense? It appears to be a part of what we look back on as the “good old...

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Wright quietly served the Lord through acts of Christian mercy

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Wright quietly served the Lord through acts of Christian mercy

The observant visitor to our State Capitol may notice figures of six-pointed stars in the balcony railings of the House of Representatives. The six-point pole star is used in Christian symbolism to represent the six works of...

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Bumper sticker: ‘Jesus is coming, look busy’

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Bumper sticker: ‘Jesus is coming, look busy’

Today is Fat Tuesday and it is not a promotion from the local gym. People are more familiar with the French translation Mardi Gras. Like many things today, what we celebrate as either St. Patrick’s Day, St....

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