Monthly Archives: March 2018

Holy Saturday

A day of rest and hope: Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit. (Psalm 16:9-10)

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Confidence: not a word one might first associate with Good Friday. But in today’s reading from Hebrews the word stood out for me, and seemed worthy of reflection: So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy … Continue reading

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Helly Week

Holy Week has become “helly” week. A few of my Catholic Right facebook friends and their contacts are in Aha! We-Told-You-So ecstasy with reports that Pope Francis has denied the existence of hell. First, I’m not sure the power of … Continue reading

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Thursday Prayer

O God, in the fullness of time you revealed your love in Jesus the Lord. On the eve of his death, as a sign of your covenant, he washed the feet of his disciples and gave himself as food and … Continue reading

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It Was On Holy Wednesday

An English Christmas Carol, “All In the Morning” gives us this verse: It was on Holy Wednesday And all in the morning, That Judas Betrayed Our dear Heavenly King And was this not a woeful thing? And sweet Jesus we’ll … Continue reading

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Aparecida 382: Kingdom of God, Social Justice, Christian Charity

The first subdivision of chapter eight, Kingdom Of God, Social Justice, and Christian Charity, we’ll cover in this and the four posts that follow. If a person might be confused or concerned about the interlocking issues of justice and charity, … Continue reading

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Olive Branches

I did notice some days ago this note on PrayTell about a shortage of palms in New Orleans. Because of the deep freeze that hit hard this January, palms that are typically plentiful in New Orleans are now in short … Continue reading

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