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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Have you ever heard of Obadiah? If so, you might be thinking of the prophet who is credited with writing one of the smallest books in the Bible. That’s not who I am talking about. I am talking about another … Continue reading
Question: I have an Evangelical friend at work who claims that the Catholic belief in Purgatory is not scriptural. What should I say to him? Answer: 2 Sam 12:13-18, “David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ And … Continue reading
BY DAVID O’BRIEN Christmas serves as a concrete reminder that God is with us and God is active, not just on December 25 but every moment of every day. Often God’s work goes unnoticed like when he slipped in behind … Continue reading
Chris Teague: Heavyweight Fight: Santa Claus vs. Saint Nicholas Should there be a battle to see who is the best symbol of Christmas spirit?
BY CHRIS TEAGUE It would be great to see the spiritual foundations of Santa Claus….Sankt Niklaus…Saint Nicholas make a comeback in the United States. Obviously Santa Claus has been high jacked by the commercial interests in this country and therefore he is … Continue reading
An Advent Spiritual Exercise: Lord, This Is The People Who Long To See Your Face! The Face Of Christ by Joe Castillo, SandStory® Artist
BY FR. JAMES J.M. REYNOLDS, S.T.L. With the death of King David, whom many Israelites presumed to be the promised Messiah, God’s People, Israel, waited 1,037 years for the advent, the coming of the Christ. During all that time, … Continue reading
BY DAVID O’BRIEN I once spoke at a parish about God’s loving mercy. My main point was that there is no sin too heinous, no fault too great as to permanently cut you off from God’s inexhaustible compassion and forgiveness. … Continue reading
BY ALLEN HUNT Merry Christmas! For my final blog post of 2011, allow me to give you a Christmas reminder from my special friend, Albert, who shared his favorite memory of Christmas past, as part of a tradition we had. Albert was a … Continue reading
BY JOHN MARTIGNONIQuestion: You seem to be saying in your last few articles that the Church got it wrong when it turned the altars around to face the people. I do not, however, wish to make an unwarranted assumption and … Continue reading