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Peter Yaremko

Peter W. Yaremko, a former journalist, is the owner of Executive Media, Inc. He is a specialist in executive communications, including speeches and slide presentations with graphic, video, and live-speaker support. His skills include scripting and production of product launches, sales rallies, customer events, recognition meetings, board meetings, and management conferences. He is the author of A Light from Within and A Fat Guy in a Fat Boat (Pamet River Press). His blog is at peterwyaremko.com/paradise_diaries. He attends St. Peter the Apostle Church in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

 

The Holy Cross is a sign of God’s mercy. God in his mercy allowed his Son to die in order to heal the rift caused by original sin.   The significance of the Cross can be found not so much in “suffering” as in “obedience”—Christ’s willing and passionate surrender to his Father.   This is […]

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On September 4, Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa, whose life sent the world a single, urgent message: that love and caring are the most important things in life.   Perhaps we can best understand why Mother Teresa is worthy of veneration and imitation by reflecting on some of her own words:   “The biggest […]

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So many events in life teach us not to trust. So often our trust has been betrayed in the political realm, in business dealings, and in personal relationships. So it’s no wonder that we might find it difficult to trust in God’s mercy.   But think about this: Humanity’s first sin was based on willful […]

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In case you haven’t noticed, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise: Innumerable television episodes over the decades, several movies featuring the original TV cast, three more movies in recent years with a new cast, and the latest movie in cinemas now.   All the tales revolve around the central, now-famous […]

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Many people blame religion for bringing strife into the world. They point to the Crusades and the Inquisition as examples.   But religion itself is not to blame. The blame falls on those who call themselves Christians, for instance, but fail to live according to Christ’s commandments of love and mercy.   This is what […]

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Jesus spoke often of our need to be vigilant. For example, he told the story of the five foolish virgins who let the oil in their lamps run out before the arrival of the bridegroom and the story of the faithful and prudent steward whom the master left in charge of his servants.   “Blessed […]

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While all the other apostles hid in fear while Jesus was being condemned and crucified, St. John stood silently on Calvary gazing at his suffering Savior. In turn, Christ looked down from the cross at his “beloved disciple” and placed his mother into John’s care.   St. John’s action in simply being present to Jesus […]

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We are accustomed to the gentle Jesus, the humble carpenter who taught us to “turn the other cheek.” But there is another side to him—the bold breaker of rules when those rules do not serve justice, love, and mercy.   The gospel of Luke (6:1-5), for instance, tells of the Sabbath day when the disciples […]

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Tomorrow is the anniversary of the canonization of St. Thomas Aquinas—July 18, 1323.   Aquinas is considered not only one of the greatest minds that formed the Catholic understanding of God and humanity but also perhaps the most brilliant philosopher since Aristotle, the ancient Greek thinker.   Pope Francis quoted Aquinas in declaring the Jubilee […]

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Now that the summer vacation season is in full swing, perhaps we should think about making a trip to visit a Holy Door—a cathedral, shrine, or other designated church—as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Walking through a Holy Door is a spiritual journey that signals our deep desire for true […]

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