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We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

April 13, 2018 2 Comments
We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds me of the fact that the Eucharist is our necessary food for the journey; it is the food of wayfarers. In John chapter 6, Jesus teaches that the miraculous manna described in Exodus and Numbers was the food that sustained the ancient Jews in the desert and strengthened them bodily for […]

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Two Questions on Creation

April 12, 2018 11 Comments
Two Questions on Creation

As most of you know, I write a “question and answer” type column for Our Sunday Visitor. (For those interested, back issues of my column are available here: Msgr. Pope at Our Sunday Visitor.) I recently received these two questions on creation: Q: I wonder if God has not finished creating the world, that we […]

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Four Qualities of Bold and Believable Witnesses to Jesus

April 11, 2018 0 Comments
Four Qualities of Bold and Believable Witnesses to Jesus

It is worthwhile to look back at a text that was read on Saturday (Saturday of the Octave of Easter). It is from Acts and sets forth a picture of courage and holy boldness that is too little evident in many Catholics. Let’s look at the passage and then reflect on four qualities that the […]

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There Has Been No Loss of Wonders, Only a Loss of Wonder – A Brief Summons to Awe

April 10, 2018 6 Comments
There Has Been No Loss of Wonders, Only a Loss of Wonder – A Brief Summons to Awe

A big problem today is that of widespread boredom. With all the diversions available to us, one would think we would be one of the least bored generations in history. There are various forms of entertainment available to us quite literally at our fingertips: television, streaming video, radio, the Internet, video games, and more. Yet […]

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Why Didn’t Christ Stay with His Disciples Continuously from the Resurrection to His Ascension?

April 9, 2018 6 Comments
Why Didn’t Christ Stay with His Disciples Continuously from the Resurrection to His Ascension?

After Christ rose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples at certain places and times, but did not seem to stay with them continuously. On the first Easter Sunday, He appeared six times in rather rapid succession: first to Mary Magdalene, then to the women at the tomb, third as the women left the […]

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The Fruits of Mass, as Seen in a Gospel Passage

April 8, 2018 0 Comments
The Fruits of Mass, as Seen in a Gospel Passage

I have written before on how the Gospel Passage of the encounter of the two disciples with Jesus on the road to Emmaus is (Luke 24:13-35), from start to finish, in the full form of a Mass. It is a kind of “Mass on the move.” I detail that understanding here: Mass on the Move. […]

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From Fear to Faith – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter

April 7, 2018 0 Comments
From Fear to Faith – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter

In Sunday’s Gospel, the risen Lord appeared to the Apostles, who were gathered together in one place. The fact that they were gathered in one place is not without significance, for it is there that the Lord chose to appear to them. One of them was not there and thus missed the blessing of seeing […]

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Joy and Mystery, as Seen in a Commercial

April 6, 2018 0 Comments
Joy and Mystery, as Seen in a Commercial

Two things occurred to me after watching the video below. First, God’s law is not burdensome; it is a joy. The safest place in the world is inside the will of God. The students in the video below are given a homework assignment: they are to investigate the law of gravity. The very study of […]

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