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Tag: light and darkness

Walking Toward the Light in Advent

December 10, 2017 1 Comment
Walking Toward the Light in Advent

Many people think of Advent merely in terms of pre-Christmas activities: office parties, shopping, decorating, and so forth. In the Church, though, Advent is something of a penitential period, a time of preparation for both the Christmas Feast and the Second Coming of the Lord. The purple vestments represent penance. The faithful are encouraged to […]

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Getting Unbound: A Reflection on Deliverance Ministry

August 6, 2017 17 Comments
Getting Unbound: A Reflection on Deliverance Ministry

There is wide interest today in the topic of exorcism. The publication in 2010 of Matt Baglio’s The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist and the subsequent movie and interviews with Fr. Gary Thomas have sparked some of this interest. Prior to this, books such as An Exorcist Tells His Story, by Fr. Gabriele […]

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How Do You Solve the Problem of Violence? A Commentary on Superheroes

July 18, 2016 1 Comment
How Do You Solve the Problem of Violence? A Commentary on Superheroes

There was more violence this past weekend. A man, whatever his grievance, killed three police officers and wounded four others. Pray for their souls. And what has this gotten us? More anger. And no progress on justice at all. History is replete with the failures of those who thought they could usher in justice with […]

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Advent Is a Drama of Light and Darkness – Pondering a Season Soon to Come Upon Us

November 22, 2015 1 Comment
Advent Is a Drama of Light and Darkness – Pondering a Season Soon to Come Upon Us

The Feast of Christ the King (celebrated yesterday) signals the end of the liturgical year. This coming Sunday marks the beginning of Advent and a new liturgical year. Perhaps then we do well to prepare by taking a look ahead just past Thanksgiving. Many people think of Advent merely as being “pre-Christmas” time: office parties, […]

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