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Three Crucial Questions, One Crucial Plan: A Homily for the 10th Sunday of the Year

June 9, 2018 0 Comments
Three Crucial Questions, One Crucial Plan: A Homily for the 10th Sunday of the Year

In the first reading for Sunday (from Genesis) the Lord asks three important questions and sets into motion a “crucial” plan for our salvation. The word “crucial” is rooted in the Latin word for cross (crux or crucis). As such, it indicates something that is central by a coming together of the horizontal and vertical. […]

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What is at the Core of Original Sin?

September 3, 2015 6 Comments
What is at the Core of Original Sin?

Sometimes Original Sin gets simplified into the eating of an apple. But the core of the apple is not the “core” I speak of in the title. Actually an apple is not mentioned. It is fruit surely but what fruit we do not know. But what’s the big deal about eating an apple or piece […]

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The Accent of Advent – Discovering our Need for a Savior

December 21, 2010 6 Comments

Advent is nearly over and what have we done? If we have prayed and reflected in the proper spirit of Advent then we have meditated well on our need for a savior, so that, as we celebrate his presence among us we may have great joy. Advent, to some extent lays out the bad news […]

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What Is Original Sin?

October 22, 2010 9 Comments

Sometimes Original Sin gets simplified into the eating of an apple. Actually an apple is not mentioned. It is fruit surely but what fruit we do not know. But what’s the big deal about eating an apple or piece of fruit? OK, maybe they shouldn’t have eaten it. But really, did an apple lead to […]

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Why is the First Sin called the "Sin of Adam" not the "Sin of Adam and Eve?"

August 30, 2010 121 Comments

Original Sin as you (hopefully) know is that first sin committed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden when they ate the forbidden fruit  of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Gen 3:1-7). It is clearly a sin that involved both of them. And yet, both in Scripture and Tradition […]

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