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My Way Gets Brighter, My Load Gets Lighter – A Homily on the Easter Emmaus Gospel

March 26, 2016 3 Comments
My Way Gets Brighter, My Load Gets Lighter – A Homily on the Easter Emmaus Gospel

There are four different Gospels proposed by the Church for Easter Sunday. Here I offer a homily on the Lucan account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. I have written sermons and commentaries on two of the other Gospels; they are available here: John 20:1-8 The Journey from Fear to Faith Matt […]

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The Resurrection Appearances Chronologically Arranged

April 9, 2012 45 Comments

This blog post is a follow-up from yesterday’s blog. You can read yesterday’s post by clicking HERE When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in a way that the sequence of the events flow in logical order. This is due to the […]

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On The Spiritual Attack of our Converts and What to Do About It

May 4, 2011 90 Comments

Back just before Holy Week I read an interesting and provocative essay by Jennifer Fulwiler at the National Catholic Register. It is about the need to more clearly instruct Catechumens and those being received into the Church about spiritual attack. Plain and simple, the devil wants to destroy the faith of those who have newly […]

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Making Sense of the Resurrection Accounts – Are there Discrepancies?

April 26, 2011 9 Comments

When we read the various accounts of the Resurrection in the four Gospels, Acts and Pauline Epistles we can easily be puzzled by some apparent discrepancies in the details. The Pope in his recent book, Jesus of Nazareth (Vol II) says, We have to acknowledge that this testimony [of Scripture] considered from an historical point […]

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Happy Easter – Jesus is on line one

April 23, 2011 0 Comments

Do you have a cell phone?  Does your cell phone tell you who it is that is trying to call you?  Do you usually check that caller ID and decide, based on who it is, whether to answer the phone or not? “Answer”, “Ignore” or “Send to voicemail”? I do! In all honesty, when someone […]

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No matter what you think is going on, this is what’s really going on.

November 3, 2010 0 Comments

The Ritual Answer – “How’s it going?” You get asked this question dozens of times each day. But the question is not usually sincere. If you were to actually answer it in detail you would surely be committing a social blunder. Your questioner almost never really means it as he says: How’s it going? Se we just […]

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It’s Not About You

May 22, 2010 8 Comments

We have come to the conclusion of the Easter Cycle as we celebrate Pentecost this weekend. All through this period we have been reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Fully the last two-thirds of Acts has focused on the Evangelical Mission of St. Paul as he made four journeys into Asia Minor and then […]

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Mass on the Move: The Hidden Mass on the Road to Emmaus

April 7, 2010 13 Comments

Today’s Gospel of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13ff) does more than present a resurrection appearance. It also presents the Mass in seminal form as I will show. In doing this Luke and the Holy Spirit teach us that the Mass is the essential and most vivid way that we encounter […]

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