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Jun

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Hebrews 10:24

Love and Good Works… One of our primary tasks as Catholics is to inspire others: We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.  -Hebrews 10:24 NAB How can we inspire others, the entire world around us, to live a life centered on Christ?  How do we convince them to follow […]

11
Jun

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Hebrews 10:16-18, 23

Confession… The Sacrament of Confession gives us hope: The holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying: “This is the covenant I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord: ‘I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them upon their minds,’” he also says: “Their sins and […]

10
Jun

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Hebrews 10:1-2,11-13

Only Jesus Can Bring Forgiveness… The sacrifices made in the temple were never enough to bring forgiveness: Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of them, it can never make perfect those who come to worship by the same sacrifices that they offer continually […]

09
Jun

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Rebuild the Church

Colossians 2:8… It is time to restore the Church in the Western world: See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.  -Colossians 2:8, NAB The modern world is falling farther and farther away from […]

08
Jun

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Pray for Our Persecutors

Galatians 1:11-13… On the tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we learn to pray for our persecutors, hoping God will give them a second chance: Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin. For I did not receive it from a human being, nor was I […]

07
Jun

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Hebrews 9:24-28

One Final Sacrifice… Jesus made one final sacrifice for the atonement of our sins: For Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands, a copy of the true one, but heaven itself, that he might now appear before God on our behalf. Not that he might offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest […]

06
Jun

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Hebrews 9:19-23

Cup of the New Covenant… In today’s verse, we see a reflection of the Last Supper and our Holy Mass: When every commandment had been proclaimed by Moses to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves (and goats), together with water and crimson wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both […]

05
Jun

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Hebrews 9:16-18

The Inheritance of Christ… We could not claim the inheritance of Christ without the death of Jesus first: Now where there is a will, the death of the testator must be established. For a will takes effect only at death; it has no force while the testator is alive. Thus not even the first covenant […]

04
Jun

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Hebrews 9:13-15

The Blood of Christ… The blood of Christ can save us from death: For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkling of a heifer’s ashes can sanctify those who are defiled so that their flesh is cleansed, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered himself […]

03
Jun

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Hebrews 9:6-8,11-12

The Presence of God… Through Christ, we can enter into the presence of God through the Eucharist: With these arrangements for worship, the priests, in performing their service, go into the outer tabernacle repeatedly, but the high priest alone goes into the inner one once a year, not without blood that he offers for himself […]