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Jun

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Unity in the Catholic Church

Galatians 3:26-29… On the twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are taught that we are all one in Christ: For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave […]

21
Jun

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Hebrews 11:4

Cain and Abel… The author of Hebrews sheds light on the difference between Cain and Abel: faith. This story brings us back to the beginning of history itself as we explore the lives of these two brothers: By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice greater than Cain’s. Through this he was attested to be […]

20
Jun

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Hebrews 11:3

The Creation of the Universe… Expanding on the topic of faith from yesterday’s verse, the author of Hebrews writes about the creation of the universe: By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.  -Hebrews 11:3 NAB This verse […]

19
Jun

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Hebrews 11:1

Faith: Evidence of Things Not Seen… Today, we study one of the most beautiful verses in Scripture: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.  -Hebrews 11:1 NAB Faith is one of the most difficult aspects of being a Christian.  Believing in the unbelievable seems impossible, yet our […]

18
Jun

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Hebrews 10:35-36,39

Rewarded for Having Faith… The author of Hebrews tells us that we will be rewarded for having faith: Therefore, do not throw away your confidence; it will have great recompense. You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised… We are not among those who draw back and perish, […]

17
Jun

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Hebrews 10:32-33

The Great Contest of Suffering… Faith in Christ is not always an easy path: Remember the days past when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a great contest of suffering. At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction; at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated.  -Hebrews 10:32-33 NAB Accepting […]

16
Jun

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A Father’s Primary Role

Ephesians 6:4… Understanding a father’s primary role is rather straightforward: Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord.  -Ephesians 6:4, NAB Men, our number one mission as parents is to raise our children in the faith.  Little else matters if we do not get […]

15
Jun

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The Deeper the Sin

Luke 7:40-43… On the eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus is teaching Simon about the true power of forgiveness: “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher, ” he said. “Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred day’s wages and the other owed fifty. Since they […]

14
Jun

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Hebrews 10:26-27,31

Once Saved, Not Always Saved… Today’s passage from Hebrews rejects the once saved, always saved idea: If we sin deliberately after receiving knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains sacrifice for sins but a fearful prospect of judgment and a flaming fire that is going to consume the adversaries… It is a fearful thing […]

13
Jun

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Hebrews 10:25

Mass Requirement… Going to Mass weekly is not just a requirement for Catholics – it’s Biblical: We should not stay away from our assembly, as is the custom of some, but encourage one another, and this all the more as you see the day drawing near.  -Hebrews 10:25 NAB Why do we have to go […]