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    Thanksgiving – Naaman & the 10 Lepers

    The Bible stories of Namaan the Syrian and Jesus' healing of the 10 lepers shows us that gratidue is an obligation of justice. To remember the source of our blessings and to give thanks is exactly why some countries, like the USA and Canada, dedicate a national Thanksgiving holiday. And why Catholics have a "Sunday obligation" to attend the Eucharist....

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    Feast of Christ the King – Lasting Dominion Universal Kingdom

    The feast of Jesus Christ the Universal King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 and is observed on the last Sunday of the Roman Catholic Liturgical Year. It causes us to meditate on the Second and Final Coming of Christ, the last Judgment, and the end of the world....

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    Christ the King, Last Judgment & Sins of Omission

    The Feast of Christ the King reminds us that Jesus will judge the living and the dead. Matthew 25 hints that the pious, decent folk may be in for a surprise . . . sins of omission, failing to love, may figure more prominently in the last judgment that we may think....

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    Immaculate Conception & Mary as a Model of Faith

    The Gospel of Luke presents Mary, mother of Jesus, as the model of faith, showing us what faith must include to be authentic and effective. And imitating Mary's virtue is key to an authentic Marian devotion....

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    St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Conrad of Marburg

    Conrad of Marburg, spiritual director of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, here shares his recollections about how this noblewoman, a busy wife & mother, nonetheless carried out an extraordinary life of prayer and service to the poor....

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    Advent as the Season of Hope

    Advent is a season of joy & hope. Paul says to rejoice in hope. But what is hope, anyway? How does this theological virtue differ from faith and what does it have to do with rejoicing?...

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    John is the Voice, Jesus is the Word – Augustine

    Augustine contrasts the role of John the Baptist, the voice crying out in the wilderness, with that of his cousin, Jesus, the Word of God made flesh. The humility of John, who prepared the way of the Lord, is highlighted. His joy was complete to see Jesus increase and himself decrease....

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    Baptismal Priesthood, Ministerial Priesthood – Leo the Great

     Leo the Great teaches that he sign of the cross with the oil called chrism, conferred on all Christians in baptism and confirmation, makes all sharers in the priesthood and kingship of Christ, the anointed one....

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    Who Needs Churches? – Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

    The Feast of the Dedication of the St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome on November 9th raises an important question: "why do Roman Catholics and other Christians spend so much money on Church buildings when it is the people who are the true Church and temple of God?"...

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    Armageddon, Apocalypse & the Final Battle

    The Apocalypse — What does the Bible really teach about the End of the World, Armageddon, the second coming of Jesus Christ and the final battle against the Antichrist? The gospels and the book of Revelation raise many apocalyptic questions for Christians.  For the 33rd......

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