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Gospel Reflection

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If we do not understand words, through the apprehension and comprehension of their definitions, we cannot even begin to understand the wonders and glories of the cosmos that the Word Himself has brought forth... It seems that...
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In The Mystery of the Magi, Fr. Dwight Longenecker provides a great service by differentiating legend from Gospel and arguing that the Scriptural record is trustworthy and accurate... Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men by Dwight Longenecker (320 pages, Regnery,...

Continuing my series of sonnets ‘Sounding the Seasons’ of the Church’s year, here is a sonnet for the feast of the transfiguration. The Transfiguration is usually celebrated on August 6th, but sometimes on the Sunday nearest, and sometimes in...

On July the 11th the Church celebrates the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, the gentle founder of the Benedictine order and by extension the father of Monasticism. A moderate and modest man he would have been astonished...

The 29th of June is St. Peter’s day, when we remember the disciple who, for all his many mistakes, knew how to recover and hold on, who, for all his waverings, was called by Jesus "the rock," and...

June the 9th is Saint Columba’s day, a saint who has a special place for me, as somehow, he feels bound up in my own journey to Faith. When I was 19, and moving from atheism, towards a...
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The 25th of April is the feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist, and this is my sonnet on St. Mark’s Gospel, one of a set of four sonnets on each of the four evangelists. For...
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Our faith tells us, and we believe, that the Presence of the Lord is not just a thing of the past. He is with us now, in the present... Editor's Note: This essay was first...
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While ushering their congregations through a period of personal reflection and preparation, clergy have in the occasion of the sermon the opportunity to aid in the rediscovery of the church’s language, both as God’s medium of judgment and as his enduring, self-revelatory vehicle to the world...
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If our making of beautiful things shows the image in us of the Maker of all beautiful things, we can see that the imagination is itself a shining forth of God’s image in us... And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness…....

Lt. and Mrs. Winston Elliott, IV Dedicated to Marti and Winston Elliott IV Genesis 2:18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone..." This...


A reflection on John 21:15-19 15  When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my...

Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel John 17:20-26 20 “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be...

John 17:11-19 11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me,...