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Contributed on Dec 8, 2019
Let the cross embrace us.
Tuesday of the 2nd Week in Advent 2019 The Sign of the Cross Those of us that are daily immersed in the Word of God, specifically in the Sacred Scriptures, sometimes forget that what we read each day are revolutionary words. They are revolutionary words intimately associated with the first ...read more
Contributed on Nov 30, 2019
We should also rejoice, always. How do you do that when things are going wrong? Trust in God and make an act of thanksgiving for how Our Lord will bring good out of evil.
Tuesday of the 1st Week of Advent 2019 St. Francis Xavier To be poor is to be weak. It has ever been thus in this valley of tears. The Torah, the first five books of the OT, clearly tells judges not to consider the wealth or poverty of the people who apply for justice to their courts. But we know ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2019
Many today, seeing Western culture disintegrate as it abandons Christian living and teaching, tell us that serious Christians need to flee the cities and establish new Christian communities of virtue.
Tuesday of the 33rd Week in Course 2019 Saints Severinus, Exuperius, & Felician The sources tell us that Marcus Aurelius “was Roman emperor from [AD] 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2019
Every plan, every agenda, every meeting of any Church body must be focused on the mission that Our Lord Jesus gave to us as He ascended into heaven.
Tuesday of the 32nd Week in Course 2019 St. Josaphat Every plan, every agenda, every meeting of any Church body must be focused on the mission that Our Lord Jesus gave to us as He ascended into heaven. He wants the Gospel to be preached throughout the entire world, so that everyone on earth has ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2019
Today we are all called to reach out to what sociology calls the “nones,” people who profess no faith at all. It is critical.
Tuesday of the 31st Week in Course 2019 St. Guido Maria Conforti One of the recurring errors embraced by lazy Christians is that all one has to do is accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior and you are saved. That statement leads to all kinds of presumptuous behavior. Neither Jesus nor St. ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 8, 2013
"Now a man can scarcely arrive at the needed sense of responsibility, unless his living conditions allow him to become conscious of his dignity, and to rise to his destiny by spending himself for God and for others. But human freedom is often crippled when a man encounters extreme poverty just as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2013
ERROR VS. PERSON IN ERROR This love and good will, to be sure, must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness. Indeed love itself impels the disciples of Christ to speak the saving truth to all men. But it is necessary to distinguish between error, which always merits repudiation, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. Often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil. For its part, authentic freedom is an ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2013
The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators; on the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action conscious of what they are ...read more