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Tomorrow is Good Friday. Station 13- Jesus Dies on the Cross is the singular focus for this day. Below is a from movie the Passion of the Christ. It deals with the suffering of both our Lord and his mother. Take a moment to watch it and reflect on the question of suffering. Why in […]

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Best wishes for a blessed and holy Christmas. Here is a beautiful telling of the Christmas story set to the words of a song from Amy Grant titled “Breath of Heaven”. I believe the video was produced by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The lyrics of the song are posted below the […]

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Seeing that Mary was troubled by his sudden appearance the Angel Gabriel said to her: “Do not be afraid, Mary,for you have found favor with God.” According to the internet (so this could be wrong)  the words ‘Be not afraid’ appear in Scripture 366 times–one for each day of the year (leap years included).” (Esper, […]

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Best wishes for a blessed and holy Christmas. Here is a beautiful telling of the Christmas story set to the words of a song from Amy Grant titled “Breath of Heaven”. I believe the video was produced by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The lyrics of the song are posted below the […]

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The Assumption of Mary (Click this link for a Printable Copy of the Homily) I have been thinking a lot about suffering lately. That may seem like an odd way to start a homily on the Assumption of Mary, which is a Holy Day celebrated by Catholics around the world. A friend of mine told […]

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The following clip from the Passion of the Christ says it all and is the theme for the homily. Despite the 6,000+ titles, the Marian Dogmas and all the beautiful art of Mary, the most important aspect of her relationship with us is that when we are in our time of need she will come […]

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The Assumption of Mary was dogmatically and infallibly defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950. This belief is known as the Dormition by the Orthodox. The website Catholic Answers describes that: The doctrine of the Assumption says that at the end of her life on earth Mary was assumed, body and soul, into […]

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It may seem odd to bring up the topic of Papal Infallibility during this week when we are reflecting on Mary of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph and the Mother of Jesus. The reason for this detour on our road to the Assumption is that this simple young woman from the small and insignificant town […]

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This week I am making final preparations for the homily this coming weekend as we celebrate the Assumption of Mary. One of the purposes for starting the blog was to share ideas with folks while preparing these talks. This is a slightly out of the ordinary week in that I will only be the preacher […]

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