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Beholding what was from the beginning

What was from the beginning was heard, seen and touched. It concerns the revelation of eternal life made visible. St. John the Apostle was among those to behold it. He proclaims it in the first chapter of his First Epistle, almost summarizing the Prologue to his Gospel account. In reading his words slowly, prayerfully, I …

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St. Lucy: Witness to the Light

In today’s first reading at Holy Mass, for Monday of the third week of Advent, we read/hear an early prophecy for the coming of Christ. It comes from a very unexpected source. When the Israelites were encamped in Moab, passing through on their way into the promised land, the king of Moab, Balak fears that …

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Quick thoughts on St. Matthew’s Day

Amazingly great news everybody! Jesus Christ came for sinners, not the righteous. I don’t know about you but that means I’m in great company. He came that we might not persist and perish in sin, the wages of which is death, but that we would live in him by his grace and mercy. Really, it’s …

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