Scriptures

Matthew: A Second Time Around

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Matthew: A Second Time Around
I was going through some of my archived posts from the Bible Notes website I used to maintain back in 2005 and found some articles on Matthew which may still come in handy this year, if they happen to coincide ...
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

You Are Rock …

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The Gospel reading for the 21st is taken from Matthew 16:13-23. The first part of the selection -- Mt. 16:13-19 -- is about the Confession of Peter.
Movies, Pop Culture

Retelling the Gospel: The Greatest Story Every Told

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In a previous blog, I have shown how a scene in the TV movie "Jesus of Nazareth" rewrites the gospel of Luke and provides us with an interpretation of the some themes found in the same gospel. In the ...
Pop Culture, TV

Retelling A Gospel Story

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I bought the CDs of Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" as part of my Lenten viewing. In addition, I was hoping to use a picture from the movie in one of the presentations I am preparing for a seminar workshop, but ...
Christian Life, Lectio Divina, Spirituality

What Is S.O.A.P.?

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What Is S.O.A.P.?
S. O. A. P. is an acronym for “Scriptures, Observe, Apply, Pray” and is a bible journalling method that helps one not only to understand the Scriptures but also to monitor one’s understanding of it. Journaling is an excellent way to ...
Scriptures

This Is Your Mother …

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I look at her with awethis woman of great couragein the darkest night of her lifeshe continues to believe and to hopein a God of mercyin a God faithful to his promises.
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration

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Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration
For the second Sunday of Lent, the liturgy presents for our contemplation the Transfiguration of Christ. Sts. Leo the Great and Augustine of Hippo will be our guides for understanding the Gospel reading. Leo the Great (391/400-461) takes ...
Liturgy, Scriptures

Stop Murmurring

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Last Sunday's liturgical celebration has left us a message:  "This is My Beloved Son.  Listen to Him."  The voice from the Cloud would like us to treat the words of Jesus as God's Word.  What the Law and the Prophets ...
Liturgy

Come, Stay, Go!

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This Sunday's liturgy is about Evangelization. Pope Paul VI described "Evangelization" in the following manner:
Personal

Behold the Lamb of God

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"Behold the Lamb of God." When Andrew and another disciple listened to John making his testimony about Jesus, they immediately walked behind the Lord and was introduced to his "dwelling." It was from that moment that they stayed ...
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 ...

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