Posts by Father Bacik

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Reflections October 2017

October 25, 2017

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September 2017 Reflections

September 9, 2017

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June Reflections, 2017

June 17, 2017

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May Reflections, 2017

May 10, 2017

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April Reflections, 2017

May 10, 2017

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March Reflections 2017

March 21, 2017

March Reflections Vol 39 No 7

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February Reflections, 2017

February 9, 2017

February Reflections 2017 Vol 39 No 5

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January Reflections, 2017

December 29, 2016

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December Reflections

December 17, 2016

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November Reflections

October 27, 2016

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October Reflections

September 22, 2016

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September Reflections

September 7, 2016

September Reflections 2016

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June Reflections

June 3, 2016

June Reflections 2016 Vol 38 No 10

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May Reflections

May 9, 2016

May Reflections Vol No

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April Reflections, 2016

April 3, 2016

April Reflections 2016

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March Reflections

March 14, 2016

March Reflections Final

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February Reflections

February 15, 2016

February Reflections, 2016    Vol 38    No 6   The word “multitasking,” borrowed from the computer world, is now commonly used to describe the efforts of a single person to handle more than one task at the same time.  It is a response to the multiple demands of our complex contemporary culture, which produces common complaints:  […]

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January Reflections, 2016

January 14, 2016

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Reflections December 2015

December 20, 2015

Christmas Reflections for 2015 on mercy Fr. Bacik’s Christmas Reflections talks about mercy.

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Remembering Pope Francis and his Visit to the United States

November 25, 2015

    Fr. Bacik’s November Reflections discusses the impact of the Pope’s visit to the United States. November Reflections on the Pope’s visit to the United States

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October 2015 Reflections on Pope Francis

October 14, 2015

    Fr. Bacik’s October Reflections article once again examines the encyclical of Pope Francis on the environment, stressing his notion of an “integral ecology”".” October Reflections article on the Pope Francis encylical

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Reflections September, 2015

September 3, 2015

    This month’s Reflections is on Laudato Si’ , the encyclical written by Pope Francis on the environment. This month’s Reflections is on the encyclical on the environment written by Pope Francis

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June Reflections Thomas Merton on the True Self

June 6, 2015

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May 2015 Reflections on Religion and Violence

May 17, 2015

  Fr. Bacik’s May Reflections on Religion and Violence  summarizes 4 major positions on the topic and attempts a more concrete, nuanced analysis of the current struggle against terrorism. Fr. Bacik’s May Reflections on Religion and Violence

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April Reflections

April 17, 2015

Fr. Bacik’s April Reflections continues to explore Thomas Merton and his thoughts on racism

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March Reflections

March 27, 2015

  Fr. Bacik’s March Reflection is about Thomas Merton’s major ideas on racism in our country. Fr. Bacik’s March Reflection is about on of Thomas Merton’s major ideas on racism in our country. Fr. Bacik’s March Reflection is about one of Thomas Merton’s major ideas on racism in our country.

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February, 2015 Reflections

January 12, 2015

    A discussion of the Vatican Report on the Visitation of Women Religious Communities. A discussion of the Vatican Report on the Visitation of Women Religious Communities

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January, 2015 Reflections

January 5, 2015

    In his January, 2015 Reflections, Fr. Bacik respond to the recent racial tension in our country. Fr. Bacik’s January, 2015 Reflections responds to the recent racial tension in our country.

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Christmas Reflection December 2014

December 14, 2014

  Fr. Bacik’s  December Reflection is about Christian joy, holding up Pope Francis as an example.   Christmas Reflection December 2014

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November, 2014 Reflections

November 23, 2014

  Fr. Bacik’s November Reflections article points out some of the dynamics within the Muslim world that should guide our response to militant jihadism. November Reflections Article

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Reflections for October, 2014

October 16, 2014

    Fr. Bacik’s Reflections article examines the fan appreciation for Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. Reflections for October, 2014

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Reflections September 2014

September 3, 2014

  Fr. Bacik’s September, 2014 Reflections article about Bishop Robert Donnelly. Reflections article for September, 2014

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June 2014 Reflections–Pope Francis

June 23, 2014

June 2014 Reflections is about Pope Francis and the Culture Wars. June 2014 Reflections on Pope Francis and the Culture War

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May 2014 Reflections – Building a Compassionate Community

May 10, 2014

May 2014 Reflections is about Building a Compassionate Community. Download May 2014 Reflections on Building a Compassionate Community

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April 2014 Reflections – Paschal Mystery

April 30, 2014

April 2014 Reflections is about the Paschal Mystery Download April 2014 Reflections on the Paschal Mystery

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March 2014 Reflections – Olympics

March 7, 2014

March 2014 Reflections is about the 2014 Olympics. Download March 2014 Reflections

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February 2014 Reflections – Immigration Reform

February 6, 2014

February 2014 Reflections is about Immigration Reform Download February 2014 Reflections

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January 2014 Reflections on Nelson Mandela

January 7, 2014

This is Fr. Bacik’s Reflections article on the life of Nelson Mandela. Download January 2014 Reflections

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December Christmas Reflections “The Word Made Flesh”

December 16, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s Christmas article based on the Prologue to John’s gospel. download Christmas 2013 Reflections download Christmas 2013 Reflections

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November Reflections – Christians in a Multi-Religious Society

November 23, 2013

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October Reflections, Pope Francis as Pastor

October 29, 2013

This article discusses the pastoral ministry of Pope Francis.       download October Reflections, Pope Francis as Pastor

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September Reflections Article on Fr. Bernie Boff

September 7, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s September Reflections Article talks about Fr. Bernie Boff, who died recently.  He was a priest in the Toledo Diocese and a friend of Fr. Bacik’s for many years.     Download September Reflections

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June Reflections Article on Pope Francis

June 5, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s June Reflections article highlights the positive responses to the pope’s simple lifestyle and his decision to seek guidance in governing the church.       Download June Reflections Article

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May Reflections Article Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles

May 9, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s article is about Mary Magdalene.  It deals with transforming Mary’s public image from repentant prostitute to the “apostle to the apostles.”         Download May Reflections

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April Reflections Article on Reconciliation

April 23, 2013

This article deals with Reconciliation as a crucial element in spiritual growth and social harmony.       Download April Reflections Article on Reconciliation

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An Assessment of the Pontificate of Pope Benedict

March 4, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s March Reflections offers an assessment of the pontificate of Pope Benedict, including his brilliant encyclicals, and common criticisms by progressive Catholics.         Download March Reflections

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February Reflections article 2013

February 21, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s February Reflections article deals with Male Spirituality, including suggestions on how men and women can collaborate so both sexes can flourish. Download February 2013 Reflections

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Fr. Bacik’s January Reflections article about the Manet exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art.

February 1, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s January Reflections article has suggestions for a spirituality of personal worth, work and leisure based on a recent exhibit of the French portrait artist Edouard Manet at the Toledo Museum of Art. download January Reflections

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A portrait of Antonin Proust by Edouard Manet.

January 31, 2013

A portrait of Antonin Proust painted by Edouard Manet.

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Fr. Bacik’s January Reflections article on the Manet exhibit at the Art Museum.

January 28, 2013

Fr. Bacik’s January Reflections Article is about the Edouard Manet exhibit which had been at the Toledo Museum of Art.  He has suggestions for a spirituality of personal worth, work and leisure based on this exhibit.  First he gives us information about the artist himself and the time period.  Then he discusses the ideas of […]