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The Road from Emmaus to the Garden…

theRecently I learned a new way of reading one of my favorite resurrection accounts, namely, the appearance of the  Risen Lord to two of his dejected disciples on the road to the town of Emmaus. I first heard this approach from Bishop Robert Barron and Father Sebastian Carnazzo (who taught the Scripture course I took …

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And she said yes.

We have just witnessed how Our Lord Jesus Christ became obedient even unto death on a cross. By his obedience and love for the Father, Jesus reverses the disobedience of Adam by entering into combat with the serpent. It was the will of the Father that allowed Jesus to undergo bodily death in order to …

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The Cleansing of our Temples

The Temple of God was intended to be the dwelling place of God where all would come to worship him. Even after the Babylonian exile, it was a place of prayer where God listened to his people’s cries. God’s people longs for the day when the everlasting kingship of David be restored and established and …

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Latest Battle as Iron Man

Back from battle. Somewhere along the fight, I became Iron Man. Actually, I was told I was tougher… I almost lost my life along the way. However, I received supernatural power to get through it even though at times I felt like giving up and giving in to defeat. How could I not will to …

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“Where are you staying?”

1 Sm 3:3b-10, 191 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20Jn 1:35-42 The Scripture readings this past Sunday, yesterday, continue the progression of Christmas, Epiphany and the Baptism of Jesus (which is an epiphany, as is the wedding feast of Cana). After St. John the Baptist identified Jesus as the Lamb of God, two of his disciples, hearing this, …

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Conquering by the Sign of the Cross

Happy Feast of the Exultation of the Cross. The instrument of the curse of Adam has been flipped right side up on its head and is now the means of the blessing bestowed by Christ. By the cross, Jesus destroyed the power of sin and death and uprooted the tree of death – – in …

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