Sunday May 11th: Sunday of the Fourth Week of Easter Year A St. Elizabeth Mother of John the Baptist Parish St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Acts 2: 14A,36-41: PS 23:1-2A,3B-4, 5, 6: 1 Pt 2:20B-25: Jn 10:1-10. When people hear that I have 5 brothers and 5 sisters they often tell me that my mom… Continue reading Mothers Day 2014
Most Catholics, following the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Churchaccept that hell exists. Yet some Catholics hold that while hell exists it could very well be the case that no human beings will end up in hell. While the Church never condemns anyone to hell or definitively teaches that anyone is in hell,… Continue reading Is Hell Populated?
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.” 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
The word liturgy is often used by Catholics as synonymous with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. While all of liturgy culminates in the Mass, the Mass is not the whole of liturgy. The word liturgy can signify a variety of other services as well. Liturgy at its root means an obligation… Continue reading What is Liturgy?
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
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
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.”