Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Journey

Today we reflect on the journey of Joseph and Mary as they head toward Bethlehem, the ancestral home city of Joseph.  Surely, with Mary near the end of her confinement, the journey must have been slow and uncomfortable. Even though … Continue reading

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The Refiner’s Fire

In today’s first reading, the Prophet Malachi warns that when the Lord comes there will be a cleansing and refinement of the people of God.  Are we ready to be cleansed and refined by our Master? Thus says the Lord GOD: … Continue reading

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The great song of Mary is presented in today’s gospel passage from Luke.  It is widely considered to be the most powerful statement of humility and faith in all of the scriptures. “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; … Continue reading

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Ark of the Covenant

Click on the link to hear today’s homily. Homily for 4th Sunday in Advent, Year B +8

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During Advent we read numerous passages from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.  Today, we hear the prophesy of the coming of the Christ. Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary … Continue reading

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Before the Angel Gabriel visited the Blessed Virgin he visited Zechariah, the husband of Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth.  Gabriel told Zechariah that Elizabeth would have a son, despite the fact that she was barren and beyond the childbearing years.  That son … Continue reading

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Catfish on Atheism

I miss this guy!   +16

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