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Catechism, Liturgy

Paschal Mystery in the Catechism

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Paschal Mystery in the Catechism
The word "Paschal Mystery" refers to the mystery of the death and Resurrection of the Lord. Paul writes -- in a passage that we will read during the Easter vigil -- that we have been baptized into the death ...
Catechism, Liturgy

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

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Jesus Cleanses the Temple
The account of Jesus cleansing the temple that we read for the third Sunday of Lent anticipates the announcement that Jesus will make about the worship of God in Spirit and in Truth. Within the context of the liturgy, ...
Church in the World, Liturgy

Let’s Get Cuaresma-tic!

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Let’s Get Cuaresma-tic!
It is Ash Wednesday, and the Season of Lent begins once more. For this season, I offer a set of links to articles on this site that appropriately describe the season. The ashen cross reminds us of the ...
Liturgy, Scriptures, Spirituality

How Do You “Konek Konek” IV: Pro-Life Sunday

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How Do You “Konek Konek” IV: Pro-Life Sunday
In three previous articles on the topic "How Does One Konek Konek?" I have shown that one can relate liturgical readings to one another using the "free association of ideas". I have said that it is a good way ...
Liturgy

Readings for the Simbang Gabi (2011)

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Readings for the Simbang Gabi (2011)
This year's Simbang Gabi masses is almost a lectio continua of the birth narratives. I say "almost" because the series of lectionary readings gets broken up in only one place, on December 18, which falls on the Fourth ...
Catechism, Liturgy

“Christmas” and “Incarnation” in the CCC

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“Christmas” and “Incarnation” in the CCC
Preparing your Dawn Mass and Christmas homilies? If you are the type of homilist who tries to integrate a sermon on the gospels with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, then you might as well visit this website. ...
Liturgy, Magisterium

Mysterium Fidei

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Mysterium Fidei
The feast of Corpus Christi is just around the corner. So what are we going to preach about? Last year, I used materials from "Transiturus" for a homily on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. ...
Liturgy, Scriptures, Spirituality

Podcasts for Post-Easter Feasts

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With the celebration of Pentecost, the season of Easter is ended. This Sunday we go back to Ordinary Time with two big feasts, Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi. Both feasts bring into our celebrations of Ordinary Time some ...
Liturgy, Scriptures

The OT Readings for the Easter Vigil

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The OT Readings for the Easter Vigil
During the Easter Vigil, we have a very long Liturgy of the Word punctuated by seven readings from the Old Testament which were designed to "whet" our spiritual appetite for baptism and the Easter proclamation. The OT selections are ...
Catechism, Liturgy, Magisterium

The Pope’s Lenten Message 2011

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The Pope’s Lenten Message 2011
The Pope's Lenten Message for 2011 can be a good source for a homily on Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011. It gives an overview of the Lenten exercise in relation to making our yearly renewal of baptismal vows on ...
Liturgy

The Sermon on the Mount in the Sunday Readings (Year A)

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The Sermon on the Mount in the Sunday Readings (Year A)
For the past few Sundays we have been reading Matthew's Sermon on the Mount. Below is the outline of Matthew 5:1-7:29; I will be indicating the parts that are now being read during the Sunday Mass.
Christian Life, Church in the World, Liturgy, Scriptures

The Santo Niño and National Bible Sunday

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The Santo Niño and National Bible Sunday
The Church in the Philippines celebrates National Bible Sunday immediately following the Feast of the Santo Niño. It is a celebration that emphasizes the role of Sacred Scriptures in the life of the Church as it is laid out ...
Liturgy, Mariology

Mary and the New Year

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Mary and the New Year
For the Catholic Church, the New Year is celebrated under the aegis of Mary, Mother of God. Christ, is after all the Alpha and the Omega, the One who rides the waves of history and leads all to the ...

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