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On the Role of the Angels at the Second Coming

February 11, 2019 7 Comments
On the Role of the Angels at the Second Coming

This is the last in a series of five posts on the role of the angels in our lives and in creation. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active […]

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The Angels and Our Death

February 10, 2019 1 Comment
The Angels and Our Death

This is the fourth in a series of five posts on the angels and their role in our lives. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in […]

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But at Your Command I Will Lower the Nets – A Homily for the 5th Sunday of the Year

February 9, 2019 3 Comments
But at Your Command I Will Lower the Nets – A Homily for the 5th Sunday of the Year

This Sunday’s Gospel describes the call of Simon Peter, one that takes place in several stages. While it is presented in a compact time frame, for most of us it takes place over a longer period, as the Lord works to deepen our faith and heighten our call. The upshot of the Gospel is that […]

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Guardian Angels and Other Protectors, as Seen in a Commercial

February 8, 2019 2 Comments
Guardian Angels and Other Protectors, as Seen in a Commercial

Most of us struggle with the fact that God allows bad things to happen. Why does he not intervene more often to protect us from attacks of various sorts and from events that cause sadness, setbacks, or suffering? While the answer is mysterious, the clearest response is that God allows suffering in order that some […]

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On the Role of Our Guardian Angels

February 7, 2019 2 Comments
On the Role of Our Guardian Angels

This is the third in a series of five posts on the angels and their role in our lives. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in […]

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The Role of the Angels in Every Liturgy

February 5, 2019 1 Comment
The Role of the Angels in Every Liturgy

This is the second in a series of five posts on the angels and their role in our lives. The content of these posts comes from a series I have been teaching at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in […]

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The Mystical Role of the Angels in Baptism

February 5, 2019 1 Comment
The Mystical Role of the Angels in Baptism

In recent weeks I have been teaching a series at the Institute of Catholic Culture on the mission of the angels. Angels are ministering spirits mystically present and active throughout creation, in the events of Scripture, in the liturgy, and in our lives. Over the next few days my posts will summarize the talks I […]

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A Dramatic Moment in Biblical History that Almost Everyone Missed

February 4, 2019 4 Comments
A Dramatic Moment in Biblical History that Almost Everyone Missed

Continuing our reflection on the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, let’s ponder a moment that was glorious in its significance and fulfilment, yet was missed by nearly everyone. Joseph and Mary had brought Jesus to the Temple to present Him there. As they ascended the glorious steps to the Temple Mount, they were fulfilling […]

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