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Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:1-8 in the Catechism

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Looking for possible homily themes on the Parable of the Widow and the Judge? The Catechism gives one a variety of possibilities. Luke 18:1-8 is referenced in some interesting paragraphs of the Catechism. Here is a run ...
Scriptures

The Johannine Comma

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I noticed a query here on the Johanine Comma which I find it difficult not to satisfy. I have written an article about it showing the Comma was a marginal note that made its way into the main text of ...
Scriptures

Greed, Envy and the Kingdom of God

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Today's gospel reading is best seen in the light of the readings from the two previous Sundays. Two Sundays ago we read about the one and the many: the one thing necessary as against the many things over ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Temple: It’s Place in Salvation History

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Why is the Temple's destruction announced first before that of the end of heaven and earth? The answer is to be found in the importance that the Temple has in salvation history. The pattern Heaven and Earth --> ...
Scriptures

Christ Will Give You Light (Ephesians 5:8-14)

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Christ Will Give You Light (Ephesians 5:8-14)
Brothers and sisters: You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Christ is the light that shines on every man that ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Scriptures

Romans 8:8-11: Life in the Spirit

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Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not ...
Scriptures

Bible Verses Hard to Find?

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While preparing for a lesson or a sermon, I sometimes find myself groping for a bible verse that I find relevant. The best way is to check a concordance or a dictionary. But sometimes there are verses that ...
Augustiniana, Scriptures

Augustine on the Canaanite Woman

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I have been looking for Augustine's sermon on the Canaanite woman so as to get additional insight into Matthew 15:21-28 and how it can be used in a homily or catechesis. I found not one but three.
Apologetics, Scriptures

And Jerusalem will be Trampled Underfoot …

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...and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled...(Luke 21:24) Here is another one of those texts that Rapture-Churches think about and reflect upon as they scour the newspapers for signs that this ...
Scriptures

A Pastoral Reflection on Micah 6:8

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Who would ever thought that a parish formation program can be derived from a short passage from Micah?  Here is a reflection on Mic. 6:8 shared to me by email by Mr. Eli Lademora, one of the trainers of Scripture ...
Catechism, Scriptures

God-With-Us in Action

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God-With-Us in Action
Matthew 14:13-33 gives us two episodes which are always joined in all three Synoptic gospels: the feeding of the 5000 and Jesus walking on the waters. Both stories actually show us the identity of Jesus as God ...
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:9-14 in the Catechism

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Catechism References to Luke 18:9-14Luke 18:9-14 2559, 2613 Luke 18:    9 588 Luke 18:   13 2631 2667 2839 The whole parable is alluded to in par. 2559 which contains a definition of prayer from John Damascene (De ...

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