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With All of Your Understanding

Sometimes we think that our faith is all feeling.  We get caught up with the reality of the sacrifice of Jesus, and how grateful we feel. But there is much more.  As we read in today’s gospel passage from the … Continue reading

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Utterly Amazed

At the end of today’s gospel passage the Herodians and Pharisees find themselves utterly amazed by the words of Jesus.  Yet they continued to try to ensnare him in his speech because they could not see beyond his words.  Jesus … Continue reading

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End Times

Have you ever thought that with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentacost we entered the days of waiting for the second coming of Christ, the end times? We know that the end times will come, and it is … Continue reading

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Saint Justin

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Justin.  Below is a fascinating synopsis of this second century saint from our friends at Catholic Online. All the voices around Justin clamored that they had the truth he sought so desperately. He … Continue reading

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A Need for Creed

In today’s first reading, Paul outlines the earliest creed to the newly initiated believers in Corinth.  But what is the purpose of setting forth a creed? In short, a creed is a formal statement of Christian beliefs, such as the Apostles’ Creed … Continue reading

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Jesus Walks with Us

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The Tentmaker

What did Paul do for a living before his Damascus meeting with Jesus?  We learn in today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles that he was a tentmaker by trade. Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he … Continue reading

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