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Creation, Too, “Longs” for the Healing That Christ Will Bring

December 3, 2018 4 Comments
Creation, Too, “Longs” for the Healing That Christ Will Bring

In the first reading for Tuesday of the first week of Advent is expressed the implicit longing of all creation for healing. Isaiah tells us of the healing that will one day come to creation when prey lie down in peace with their predators: The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie […]

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Is Christ Really Your King? A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King

November 24, 2018 2 Comments
Is Christ Really Your King? A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King

On the feast of Christ the King, we are called to acknowledge that Jesus is in fact our King. It is one thing to say that He is our King because the song in Church says so, or the preacher says so, or the Bible says so (yes, faith does come by hearing), but it […]

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Sober but Serene Themes of Judgment in the Spirituals

November 7, 2018 1 Comment
Sober but Serene Themes of Judgment in the Spirituals

I’ve often been impressed by the ability of old African-American spirituals to treat serious subjects in a clear, memorable, and almost joyful way. This is true even of weighty matters like sin and judgment. During early November we are focused on the four last things (death, judgment, Heaven, and hell) and November is also Black […]

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How to Influence the Way the Lord Will Judge Us

November 13, 2017 0 Comments
How to Influence the Way the Lord Will Judge Us

This is the seventh in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. In the past several posts, we have been considering the judgment that awaits us. Not only must we be ready in the ways we have described, but should allow our looming judgment to help our attitude […]

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Preparing for Judgment

November 12, 2017 3 Comments
Preparing for Judgment

This is the sixth in a series on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. In the past two articles we have recalled the reality of the judgment that is upon us when we die and we have surveyed the parables in which Jesus urgently warns us of it. In this post we […]

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Parables by Jesus on the Day of Judgment and on Our Need to be Ready

November 9, 2017 1 Comment
Parables by Jesus on the Day of Judgment and on Our Need to be Ready

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. Jesus was urgent in warning us to be ready for judgment. He did this in many ways, but most notably in the parables. In this post let’s ponder His teachings and hear His urgency. Most casual […]

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Pondering Judgment, One of the Four Last Things

November 8, 2017 1 Comment
Pondering Judgment, One of the Four Last Things

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. We turn our attention now to the judgment that awaits us all. Scripture speaks in the Book of Hebrews speaks rather plainly to this day for us all: It is appointed for us to die once, […]

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Can We Influence How the Lord will Judge Us?

September 17, 2017 6 Comments
Can We Influence How the Lord will Judge Us?

The readings from Mass for the 24th Sunday of the Year were a continuation from the previous Sunday, when our Lord taught us of the requirement that we correct one another. Yesterday’s readings remind us that our correction must be done with mercy and humility. Failing to correct an erring or sinning brother is not mercy at […]

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