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  • God-Fighter Or God-Obeyer?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 29, 2008
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    Though Israel disobeyed and broke the covenant with God, God did not give up, and formed a new people in a New Covenant that fulfilled the Old in the crucified Christ

    Monday of First Week in Advent 2008 Sacramentum Caritatis The words of Jesus today stand alongside those of Isaiah: two prophets saying the same thing. In these latter days, the true Israel of God is the people who understand how to obey the authoritative word. In Jesus’s case, it was a pagan ...read more

  • Take Up The Challenge And Do The Will Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 6, 2019
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    In this age, when Christians of all kinds are being ridiculed, harassed and threatened in many different ways, we need to look at the martyrs of the past two thousand years and take courage.

    Tuesday of the 14th Week in Course 2019 Jacob ben Isaac was a cheat, a liar and a thief. You may recall from an earlier reading in Genesis that he lied, cheated and stole his older brother, Esau’s, first-born blessing. Then, wisely, he left town and took up with Laban, where he married two sisters ...read more

  • Faith Needs A Setting Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 29, 2014
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    what is communicated in the Church, what is handed down in her living Tradition, is the new light born of an encounter with the true God, a light which touches us at the core of our being and engages our minds, wills and emotions.

    Thursday of 4th week of Lent 2014 Lumen Fidei The name “Israel” was given to Jacob, son of Isaac and Rebecca, after an incident in which this patriarch wrestled all night with a divine being. That name means “God-fighter,” and it applied well to his descendants. Our OT ...read more

  • The Posture Of Victory Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 9, 2011
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    Kneeling and standing are the characteristic postures of prayer. Standing is the posture of the victorious Christ in Heaven.

    Feast of St. Benedict July 11, 2011 Spirit of the Liturgy On this patronal feast of our Holy Father, we continue to study his words on the liturgy. Ever since Joseph Ratzinger became Benedict XVI, I have been sharing with you my appreciation of his writings. The Spirit of the Liturgy is an ...read more

  • Kairos And Chronos Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 22, 2012
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    We need to spend time--chronos time--preparing ourselves and engaging in Kairos--God's time.

    Vigil of Christmas 2012 Gaudium et Spes Kairos and Chronos Baruch Adonai Elohim Israel. Thus begins almost every Hebrew prayer to the Lord, the God of Israel, and so began the first words of the prayer Zechariah spoke at his son’s birth. These were words of thanksgiving and praise ...read more

  • Stephen’s Witness To The Jews, And Ours

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 26, 2009
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    We need to consider the early Church’s message to their elder brothers, the Jews, and our attitude of love for them today.

    December 26, 2009 St. Stephen, protomartyr Once the Church of the first decade accepted the reality that the scandalous execution of the Messiah, Jesus, was really the beginning of the transformation of man into the obedient child of God, a new scandal occupied their attention. And so, with ...read more

  • What Draws Humans To Christ And His Church?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 25, 2020
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    Christians the world over will reimagine a world that is based on the teachings of Christ and the Church.

    Tuesday of the third week of Easter 2020 Whenever authorities take exception to a popular movement, and try to stamp it out, if the movement is actually doing good they end up squishing it out all over the place. A few days ago our reading from the Acts of the Apostles featured the warning of Reb ...read more

  • The Unstoppable Church Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Feb 3, 2020
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     | 4,418 views

    God uses people and problems to accomplish His purposes.

    The Unstoppable Church Acts 5:33-42 Rev. Brian Bill February 1-2, 2020 Video: Spread of Christianity As I watched that video my mind immediately went to the words of Jesus found in Matthew 16:18. Using the word “church” for the first time, Jesus made this unchanging, unwavering and glorious ...read more

  • Abraham, Man Of The Divine Gift Of Faith

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 30, 2011
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    The patriarchs were saints like us, venal, self-serving and often flawed, but devoted to doing the will of God as revealed to them.

    Abraham’s Call and Covenant Abram ben Terah was in Haran when he first heard the call of the Lord: “Go from your country and kindred and father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so ...read more