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Reflection
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Reflection
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 12/13/2016
Wrestle with it. Please, go ahead. Is God really with us? The story that goes before this line of hope in Matthew’s Gospel is the long and seemingly tedious genealogy of Jesus of Nazareth. But it is in fact overflowing with names that call to mind the victory and defeat, the love and the betrayal,...
Wrestle with it. Please, go ahead. Is God really with us? The story that goes before this...
Wrestle with it. Please, go ahead. Is God...
Reflection
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Reflection
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 12/02/2016
There’s a trend ripping through social media like wildfire. But then again, if I’ve caught on to it, it’s probably little more than a smoldering wick by now. I’ve seen youth groups all over the nation take their turn. Everyone from professional sports teams to Taylor Swift to...
There’s a trend ripping through social media like wildfire. But then again, if I’ve...
There’s a trend ripping through social...
Reflection
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Reflection
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 11/25/2016
We stand here, reading the signs of the times, wondering if this is the end of the world: a frustrating political climate, frightening international tensions, and even a curse-breaking Chicago Cubs World Series victory. Are we witnessing some kind of culmination, some kind of end-of-history before our...
We stand here, reading the signs of the times, wondering if this is the end of the world: a...
We stand here, reading the signs of the times,...
Missionary Blog
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Missionary Blog
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by Marco Svoboda 11/21/2016
For my first part I will start with some of the observations that I believe are unique to Cameroon; or at least it is only here that I have seen them.  Despite the terrible road conditions, I have come to see that public transportation in Cameroon is quite efficient.  What I would describe...
For my first part I will start with some of the observations that I believe are unique...
For my first part I will start with some...
Missionary Blog
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Missionary Blog
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by Marco Svoboda 11/07/2016
 It is Cultural Dress Day today at CATUC and I snuck in to work using my California Culture wear.  Beside me is Mr. Paul Vincent Etogo Jr., wearing a very stylish suit from Ghana!  He is my co-worker and Cameroonian friend that is ensuring my enculturation goes smoothly!...
 It is Cultural Dress Day today at CATUC and I snuck in to work using my California Culture...
 It is Cultural Dress Day today at CATUC...
Apologetics
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Apologetics
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by Josiah Lerman 11/04/2016
As a quick preface, I admit to being incredibly biased towards Catholicism, if only because I believe myself to being biased toward what I believe to be the truth. And since I believe it to be true, I see it to be incomparably important. With this in mind, there is nothing I can say in this short article...
As a quick preface, I admit to being incredibly biased towards Catholicism, if only because...
As a quick preface, I admit to being incredibly...
Missionary Blog
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Missionary Blog
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by Marco Svoboda 11/01/2016
Hello friends, Classes have now started at the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda (CATUC) and I am truly enjoying meeting so many of the students!  Despite the difference in culture and multiple decades since I completed my undergraduate degree, many of the challenges are basically the same....
Hello friends, Classes have now started at the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda (CATUC)...
Hello friends, Classes have now started...
Missionary Blog
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Missionary Blog
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by Marco Svoboda 10/04/2016
I hope all is well back in California; certainly life in Cameroon is going well and I am learning many things about African culture. I want to share about a skill that I am almost convinced Cameroonians are given at birth.  This skill does not discriminate as I have seen young, old, men, women,...
I hope all is well back in California; certainly life in Cameroon is going well and I am learning...
I hope all is well back in California; certainly...
Missionary Blog
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Missionary Blog
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by Marco Svoboda 08/29/2016
  Ok, so I think you all will appreciate my first hours in Cameroon.  No sooner was I leaving the airport and having my first conversation with Fr. Bibi, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, when he said “I am going to pull over and get some wine because after such a long time...
  Ok, so I think you all will appreciate my first hours in Cameroon.  No sooner...
  Ok, so I think you all will appreciate...
Missionary Blog
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Missionary Blog
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by Marco Svoboda 08/15/2016
  Wow, it’s here!  Formation program complete, remaining items placed in storage, doctor appointments finalized, vaccines received, malaria pills stocked up, bags mostly packed and then ... a mild panic attack … “OMG, I’m really going!”OK, once that passed...
  Wow, it’s here!  Formation program complete, remaining items placed...
  Wow, it’s here!  ...