‘ Liturgy ’ Category


Those Emerging from the Waters are the Hope of the World

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This Sunday's liturgy (Lent I, Year B) puts the first and second readings in syntony with one another. The OT reading shows Noah and his family emerging from the waters of the flood to populate the earth. The ...

The Lenten Cross

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The Lenten Cross
In Augustine's Sermon 205, the great bishop of Hippo offers us some thoughts on the cross of Lent. The Sermon is an explanation of how during the season of Lent what Christians are already doing throughout the year is ...

The Feast of the Epiphany

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The feast of the Epiphany celebrates the manifestation (epifanein epiphanein) of the Lord to the pagans. Originally, the feast was celebrated on January 6, but now in the Philippines, it is celebrated on a Sunday. As the feast of January ...

The Vindication of the Just

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Vindication. To be vindicated. These are verbs that characterize the Day of the Lord. For the Day of the Lord is the moment when those who have decided to be what the Lord wants them to be will ...

Rejoice Always!

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If we are like watchmen waiting for the dawn, then we would be in the penultimate watch, the third watch of the night that stretches from midnight until three o'clock in the morning. It would still be dark, but at ...

For the Immaculate Conception

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Here is a resource link for those who will preach on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The link brings you to the website that is connected to the figure of Scott Hahn; you know, the former Episcopalian ...

Console, Console My People

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The liturgy of the Second Sunday of Advent invites us to see in John the Baptism a figure of the Advent-people called to give consolation to a world that groans for salvation. As John the Baptist was called to proclaim ...
Liturgy, Mariology

Mary Beneath the Cross

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Mary Beneath the Cross
The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows follows that of the Exaltation of the Cross for an obvious reason:  Mary's close connection to the act of redemption in Christ.  John Paul II has, in his Magisterium, amply taught for our ...

The Sacred Heart

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The Sacred Heart
On the feast of the Sacred Heart the Church asks us to focus our attention on the Heart of Jesus broken by a lance, the source of all Christian life.  It is a heart that He showed to a nun, ...
Christian Life, Liturgy

Some Thoughts on Ash Wednesday

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Lord, bless these ashes by which we show that we are dust.  Pardon our sins and keep us faithful to the discipline of Lent, for you do not want sinners to die but to live with the risen Christ, who ...
Liturgy, Scriptures

It is I, Do Not Be Afraid (Mark 6:45-52)

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Mark 6:45-52 is perhaps one of the most magnificent passages in the Marcan gospel.  Here, after the feeding of the multitudes, the Lord walks on a troubled sea, towards his disciples in order to quell their fears.  I talked about ...

The Criterion By Which Our Eucharistic Celebrations Are Judged

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In October of last year, John Paul II declared 2005 as the Year of the Eucharist. He did this officially through the Apostolic Letter, "Mane Nobiscum, Domine" (Stay With Us, Lord). The title of the letter alludes to the words ...

Wisdom and the Feast of Three Kings

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This should be an entry for Bible Notes but due to the inaccessibility of the website, I post it here. Given the present situation, when the peoples of South East Asia and the Pacific Rim are still reeling from the recent tsunami ...

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