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Watch! A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2017 3 Comments
Watch! A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent

The Sunday Gospel announces a critical Advent theme: While I want to comment primarily on the Reading from Isaiah, the Gospel admonition surely deserves some attention as well. Too many today hold the unbiblical idea that most if not all people are going to Heaven. For weeks now we have been reading parables in the […]

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The Oppressiveness of Our Times

August 23, 2017 14 Comments
The Oppressiveness of Our Times

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah was featured this week in the Office of Readings of the Liturgy of the Hours. I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that the ancient diagnosis of Israel applies to our times as well. And the people shall oppress one another, yes, every man […]

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Four Reasons We Need a Savior – An Advent Meditation on a Text from Isaiah

December 1, 2015 3 Comments
Four Reasons We Need a Savior – An Advent Meditation on a Text from Isaiah

The very first reading for Advent in the Office of Readings of the Breviary is a text from Isaiah Chapter 1. As such, it sounds a kind of keynote for the season, which is penitential in tone. In effect, the reading sets forth the need for a savior, as it vividly describes our sinful condition. […]

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