Jesus as Christ, Teacher and Son of God In the Gospel of St. Mark

     Each of the four Gospels is a part of the Divine Revelation of God. Through Divine Revelation contained in Sacred Scripture “God chose to show forth and communicate Himself and the eternal decisions of His will regarding the salvation of men.”[1] Each of the four Gospel writers selected for the content of their Gospels… Continue reading Jesus as Christ, Teacher and Son of God In the Gospel of St. Mark

A Belief in the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Does Not Contradict the Text of the Bible

     A little while ago a Baptist Chaplin asked if we as Catholics believe that Jesus had two sisters. While I had heard many arguments that Jesus had brothers and sisters from various Protestants I had never heard someone say Jesus had two sisters. These discussions about Jesus’ brothers and sisters are very interesting, but… Continue reading A Belief in the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Does Not Contradict the Text of the Bible

Lenten Reflection on the 7 Last Words of Christ: Conclusion

Our Lord, in his last seven sayings provides a deep wellspring for our meditation. He lays out for us a deep insight into the 7 sacraments. When meditated on individually and then together as a whole they provide us with an opportunity to hear Christ speaking to us, to hear Him encouraging and showing us… Continue reading Lenten Reflection on the 7 Last Words of Christ: Conclusion

Lenten Reflection on the 7 Last Words of Christ: “Into thy Hands.”

Our Lord in his last saying “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” speaks of the focal point of marriage. The vows made in marriage are the complete giving over of oneself to the other in complete trust and faithfulness. Without free consent there is no marriage. Marriage requires the free giving of the… Continue reading Lenten Reflection on the 7 Last Words of Christ: “Into thy Hands.”

Lenten Reflection on the 7 Last Words of Christ: “I am Thristy.”

Our Lord continues His teaching on marriage with His saying “I am thirsty.” On a physical level a natural satiation is fulfilled in marriage. A purely natural sexual desire is consecrated through marriage and raised to the level of a sacred act. Out of this sacred act Christ blesses the couple by allowing them the… Continue reading Lenten Reflection on the 7 Last Words of Christ: “I am Thristy.”

The Battle Plan of the Devil: Knowing the Devil’s Tactics & How to Defend Oneself: A Lenten Reflection

This was a Lenten Reflection Adapted from Spiritual Theology By Jordan Auman O.P.      As we walk the path of Calvary through praying the devotion of the Stations of the Cross, I cannot help but stop and remind myself that it was not only the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden that sentenced… Continue reading The Battle Plan of the Devil: Knowing the Devil’s Tactics & How to Defend Oneself: A Lenten Reflection