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    Ascension of Christ & the New Evangelization

    The Solemnity of the Ascension celebrates many things, among them hope, charity, and the Great Commission to preach the gospel to all nations. Thus, it is a fitting time to ponder the call of Pope John Paul II to a "new evangelization."...

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    Pentecost – Gifts & Charisms of The Holy Spirit

    Without Pentecost, the Gospel is not truly Good News. For the Pentecostal gifts and charisms given by the Holy Spirit on this birthday celebration of the Church are essential to its mission and crucial for a joyful, victorious Christian life....

  • council Jerusalem holy spirit church magisterium authority 6th Sunday Easter C Consiglio di Gerusalemme spirito santo Chiesa Magistero Autorità Sesta Domenica Pasqua
    Holy Spirit and the Catholic Church

    For the proper interpretation of Scripture and to discern God's will, where do we turn for guidance, the teaching authority of the Church, or to the Holy Spirit? The Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 gives us some answers....

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    Divine Providence, Trials & Murphy’s Law

    If God provides, then why is Murphy's Law a law that seems to apply even to devout Christians? Why to bad things happen to good people? Why so much resistance when we try to do God's will? This article seeks to show how trials and tribulations fits into Divine Providence and actually lead to joy, love and unity....

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    Origins of the Papacy – Peter do you Love Me?

    The origins of the Papacy can be found in the dialogue between Jesus and Simon Peter in John 21, a gospel traditionally read during Eastertide. The question,"Peter, do you love me?" is followed by the command "Feed my sheep." The pope, shepherd and successor of Peter, has a role that has not to do with privilege but with sacrifice. ...

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    Christ, Crisis & Controversy – Grace, Freedom & Predestination in John 10

    In John 10, Jesus says that his sheep hear his voice.  But clearly, his words provoked controversy and crisis.  Some hung on his every word, others rejected them.  His words raise many questions about the role of predestination, grace, freedom, confidence and perseverance.  For the......

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    Celebrating Easter – the Octave & the Season

    Easter is not a day but a season: the octave which is eight days of high celebration beginning on Easter Sunday followed by 42 more days of rejoicing concluding on Pentecost. Here are some ideas for a fitting and fruitful celebration of the joy of Eastertide....

  • Easter Paschal Homily – John Chrysostom

    This classic Paschal or Easter Sermon is from Saint John Chrysostom, fifth century early church father and one of the greatest preachers of all time. This homily for Holy Pascha exhorts all, even those who have not kept the Lenten fast, to rejoice and enter into the Easter feast of the resurrection....

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    Oh Ye of Little Faith – Doubting Thomas

    Eight days after Easter, Thomas the Doubter has an encounter with the Risen Christ that makes him a believer and even more, an apostle or ambassador who will bring the gospel to an unbelieving world. That should give us hope that he will do the same with us....

  • last supper corpus christi holy thursday eucharist body of christ transubstantiation transformation eat flesh drink blood John 6 jueves santo transustanciación cuerpo y sangre de cristo Transubstanciación Eucaristía corpus christi facebook
    Holy Thursday – Eucharist, The Body of Christ

    Holy or Maunday Thursday, the night of the Last Supper aka the Lord's Supper, the institution of the Holy Eucharist -- What did he mean when he said "This is my body and this is my blood" and "Do this in Memory of Me"? And what does the Catholic mean by talking about transubstantiation and the body of Christ?...

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