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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 8, AD 2018 0 Comments
Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

By guest writer Catherine Sheehan. The image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most common images associated with Catholicism. Numerous Catholic churches and schools are named after the Sacred Heart and many churches contain an image or statue of the Sacred Heart. But how often do we stop to think what […]

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The Visitation

May 31, AD 2018 0 Comments
The Visitation

Zephaniah 3:14-18, Isaiah 12:2-6, Luke 1:39-56 Today, the Church invites us to recall the visitation of our Blessed Mother (pregnant with Christ) to her cousin Elizabeth (pregnant with John the Baptist). This visitation cannot be overlooked because it reveals to us why Catholics have always believed that Mary is the NEW Ark of the Covenant. […]

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

May 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Deuteronomy 4:32-40, Psalm 33, Romans 8:14-17, Matthew 28:16-20 CCC 234: “The Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the MYSTERY OF GOD in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential […]

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Pentecost

May 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104, Galatians 5:16-25, John 20:19-23 Catholicism sprouted from Judaism. The Church has always promulgated that because well; Jesus chose to be born into a Jewish family and was faithful to the Jewish traditions of his time. So my Catholic friends, always be proud of your Jewish roots because its a sign of […]

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The Spirit of Truth

May 26, AD 2018 0 Comments
The Spirit of Truth

Jesus said to His disciples: ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who issues from the Father, he will be My witness. And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with Me from the outset. (John 15:26-27) If the sight of rose petals […]

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Easter Reflections and Movie Spoilers

May 13, AD 2018 0 Comments
Easter Reflections and Movie Spoilers

We are still in the Easter season, a time to commemorate on the resurrection of Christ and reflect on its message of joy and hope. I am a pessimist by temperament, so dwelling on the message of Easter is a challenge for me. I tend to see the negative side of things, and to predict […]

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A Paschal Poem: Christ’s Guests

April 10, AD 2018 0 Comments
A Paschal Poem: Christ’s Guests

When Love was hid within the crib Wise men Heaven’s call did heed Beneath the Star they traveled far To seek the King of which was writ That He should come to rule the world. The Infant’s fingers lightly curled About His mother’s drooping veil As the old kings did gently kneel Amidst the straw, […]

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St. Gregory of Nazianzus on the Cult of Numbers

February 9, AD 2018 2 Comments
St. Gregory of Nazianzus on the Cult of Numbers

About Gregory St. Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 326/330 – 390), nicknamed since antiquity as ‘The Theologian’, was a fourth-century bishop, born in the rural setting of modern-day central Turkey. He is venerated as a Father of the Church, and is one of the Cappadocian Fathers, along with Ss. Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa. Gregory […]

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Romantic Thoughts for Ash Wednesday

January 31, AD 2018 1 Comment
Romantic Thoughts for Ash Wednesday

“Terminate torment Of love unsatisfied The greater torment Of love satisfied.” — T.S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday Can Catholics celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, considering that Ash Wednesday this year falls on the same date? Is the feast of love compatible with the beginning of Lent? When the obligation to do penance conflicts with the convention […]

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I’m Dreaming of a Contemplative Christmas

December 13, AD 2017 1 Comment
I’m Dreaming of a Contemplative Christmas

Together with “exciting” and “joyful”, “stressful” is a word that is associated with the days leading up to Christmas and with the Christmas season itself. Increased rush hour traffic, shopping lists and parties to squeeze into tight budgets and schedules, tasks lists in the preparation of the Christmas dinner, caroling rehearsals, and year-end work to […]

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Why Make Resolutions for the Liturgical Year?

December 6, AD 2017 0 Comments
Why Make Resolutions for the Liturgical Year?

Advent began on Sunday, December 3, and with it, the new liturgical year also began. An entire year to focus on the life and ministry of Christ stretches before us, complete with seasons, feast days, and days of fasting and penitence. Since we are in Advent, it’s important to focus on the season we are […]

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Spiritual Allies

November 24, AD 2017 1 Comment
Spiritual Allies

For the past three months, the liturgical calendar has been reminding us of our spiritual allies. Towards the end of September, we commemorated the feast of the Archangels. On October 2, we celebrated the feast of the Guardian Angels.  On October 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, we reminded ourselves of the […]

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