Pentecost Law and Language

Pentecost Sunday 2021 This feast is known as Red Easter because catechumens are baptized now who were unable to do so earlier.  The Blessed Mother and the Apostles were in Jerusalem awaiting the coming of the Holy Ghost because Our Lord commanded that.  The Jews from places near and far were there to celebrate the…

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Ticket To Heaven

Ascension Thursday 2021 The dogma of the Faith that teaches that Our Lord ascended into heaven today was revealed to the apostles by the two angels as described in St. Luke’s Acts of the Apostles.  On their return to Jerusalem they remained there as instructed to await the coming of the Holy Ghost.  They gathered…

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To Serve God Is To Reign

St. Matthias 2021 (Profession Day) Today marks a step closer to the Sacred Priesthood as our brother officially becomes a member of our community with his profession.  Religious life is a secure path to holiness and happiness in this life which will blossom in heaven.  In recalling the first stirrings of a vocation one can…

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Does God Not Have Rights Too?

Feast Of Christ the King 2020 Pontius Pilate acted cowardly in today’s Gospel and what happened to him as a result is a good lesson for all of us.  This feast was established by Pope Pius XI who saw the attacks against Our Lord as undermining the fabric of civilization also.  This feast cries out…

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Our Souls Must Rule Our Bodies

14th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This week has two Marian feasts: the Nativity and the Most Holy Name of Mary.  These give us the opportunity to increase our devotion to the Blessed Mother for her role in our salvation, sanctification and protection.  In the Epistle for today St. Paul warns his converts again of the…

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She Is In Bitter Grief

Good Friday 2020 The Church mourns the death of God in an even more dramatic way this year.  The Solemn Liturgical Action expresses this loss through the Passion of St. John and the two prophecies.  Then we join with Christ on the Cross for His universal prayers for all.  We venerate our means of salvation…

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Lost And Saved Through A Tree

Sexagesima Sunday 2020 The Divine Office for this week recounts the story of Noah and his Ark.  This is the type for Christ and His saving Cross which undo the fall of Adam caused by his eating the forbidden fruit of the tree in Paradise.  We learn also that God’s grace is offered to us…
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Report Card Sunday

Last Sunday after Pentecost 2019 As we end the liturgical year we can make an examination of conscience and grade our spiritual life in light of God’s blessings to us these past twelve months.  Have we been faithful to our Baptismal promises as St. Paul reminds us in the Epistle by renouncing Satan and all…
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Love Is Life Or Death

Feast Of Christ The King 2019 This week is the feast of All Saints which honors God in His heroic examples of sanctifying power.  Today is the feast of Christ the King which was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to combat secularism and to re-assert God’s rights in modern society which have been…
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Take Your Cross And Follow

7th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Church reminds us today to avoid sin.  If not we will be subject to punishment.  Our Lord uses a parable that everyone can understand.  He equates false religious leaders to the tree that brings forth bad fruit and that we can judge by those fruits.  God is always looking after…
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