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Book Review – Manual for Eucharistic Adoration

  From Tan Books: Mother Teresa once said: “The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.” Mother Angelica and her Nuns, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, devote their whole lives to prayer and thanksgiving at the Feet of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. […]

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“Lazarus, come out!”

Today I was reading the book Jesus: a Pilgrimage by James Martin. In this particular section of the book that I was reading, Martin was discussing the passage in John where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44). He pointed out how in the passage Jesus receives a message from Martha and Mary informing […]

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Does Jesus Ask You to Hate Your Parents?

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me…” This is a hard saying from Jesus, especially in its alternative form found in Luke’s gospel: “if anyone comes to me without hating his father or mother…” Would Jesus really ask us to hate our parents, even when the fourth commandment expressly […]

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Lectio Divina: What It Is and How It’s Done

                                  Traditionally, the Catholic laity imbibed the Bible mainly through the medium of the Mass. And little wonder: the most important act of worship in the Catholic faith provides a veritable feast of scripture.  The Mass in its modern form has three scripture readings—an Old Testament reading, an epistle, and a gospel; and the […]

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For All Time and Eternity

There is one phrase from the Latter Day Saints that I have kept with me all these years since I was Mormon. Even though this phrase and the manner in which the LDS use it are theologically troubling, I do like the sentiment. When the LDS get married it is a very big deal. This […]

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