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Bishop urges individuals to get

to the ‘root’ of the problem at Lent

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

“Who likes to garden?” asked Bishop John B. Brungardt during his Ash Wednesday homily at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dodge City, during which he donned gardening gloves and held pruning shears.  
“Sometimes gardening is like our spiritual life.”  Next to the bishop stood a large house plant.
“Sometimes when we sin, we go to confession, and we thank the Lord that we can clip away at our sins,” he said, snipping a small twig from the plant. “Maybe it’s the sin of gossip. We clip away: Father please forgive me. Maybe it’s the sin of disobedience -- talking back at home or at school. Clip away those sins. Sometimes it’s the sin of materialism. … Clip away. …”

What often happens, the bishop said, is that “the next time you go to confession you confess to the same sin.
“Clip away that sin again. You ask, Lord, please forgive me again.
“You get stuck in this habit, this pattern of sin. The Lord is not asking us to be stuck in this pattern. The Lord is asking us to dig deep, to get at the roots. The Lord wants us to dig deep to those roots of sin. ... This is what’s deep inside. … These are the underlying false attitudes or beliefs that lead us to those sins that we keep clipping away. If we get to the root, to what’s deep inside, the Lord will help us make progress. …
“Sometimes,” he said, “the false beliefs, these lies -- we don’t even know they’re there. What are examples of these lies that I want to dig deep and get to the root of? Maybe I think I’m not good enough. I’m a mistake. That’s a lie.
“Maybe my dad or my mom or my child doesn’t love me; maybe even God doesn’t love me. That’s a lie. Let’s root that out with the help of God….
“Maybe I don’t have what it takes to make me a good man or a good woman. It can’t be. God does not call me that way.
“Maybe I think things are more important than people. That’s a lie. Maybe this sin that I am stuck in will give me peace and comfort. No.”
With a large piece of plastic covering the sanctuary, Bishop Brungardt pulled the houseplant from its pot, saying as he did that to rid ourselves of these lies – to get rid of “these wrong beliefs and attitudes” – we must get to the deepest root.
“Sometimes” he said as he pulled away the dirt, “there is pain that pierces my heart. Maybe I felt that Mom or Dad rejected me. Maybe I was abused physically or emotionally. We don’t know these aching roots. But whatever they may be, with God, there’s a way to get out. We have a way to clip those roots. Are you ready at Lent to get down deep, to change and convert?”
He urged those gathered to admit to God and themselves that “I am tired of this life of sin and lies.”
He said people should “surrender everything I am to this loving trinitarian God, to completely surrender, to not hold back, to give everything to my loving God.”
He then urged those gathered to “ask this loving God to set me free. I ask Jesus, the way the truth and the light, to set me free, forgive my sins.
“First off this Lent is to go to confession,” he said. “Ask God the Holy Spirit to reveal the deceitful sinfulness of these lies.
“I ask God, the heavenly Father. to heal me from the pain of these wounds. It might be big things, it might be little things. It might have happened yesterday, it might have happened 60 years ago.
“Father, Son and Holy Spirit, let me be open to this healing of your touch.
“Let me be seized by your divine providence, to trust, to be vulnerable, to raptly listen to  your word  that will heal me and forgive me and reveal to me the path for my life.
“Let me be wrapped in your loving embrace, dear Lord.
“There will be confessions after Mass to get us started on this journey of healing, this journey of holiness. Let us be made holy by our gentle Jesus, who loves us more than we can ask or imagine.”

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Feb. 10, 2019

Jan. 27, 2019

Jan. 13, 2019

Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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