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May

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Hebrews 6:7-8

The Habit of Going to Mass… Can people see the effect of the sacraments, especially going to Mass, in your daily life? Ground that has absorbed the rain falling upon it repeatedly and brings forth crops useful to those for whom it is cultivated receives a blessing from God. But if it produces thorns and […]

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May

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Expectant Mother’s Day

Luke 1:26-28… The Gospel of Luke details that Mary was chosen to be Christ’s Mother: In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming […]

11
May

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The Ascension of the Lord

Acts 1:1-5… At the beginning of Acts, St. Luke describes Christ’s 40 days on earth after His resurrection: In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented […]

10
May

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Hebrews 6:3-6

Fallen Away From God… How do we bring someone back to faith if they have fallen away from God: And we shall do this, if only God permits. For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened and tasted the heavenly gift and shared in the holy Spirit and tasted […]

09
May

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Hebrews 6:1-2

Deeper Knowledge of the Christian Faith… Eventually, we need to go beyond the basics and gain a deeper knowledge of the Christian faith: Therefore, let us leave behind the basic teaching about Christ and advance to maturity, without laying the foundation all over again: repentance from dead works and faith in God, instruction about baptisms […]

08
May

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Hebrews 5:11-14

Spiritual Immaturity… In today’s verse, the author scolds the reader for not maturing in faith and letting their knowledge slip away: About this we have much to say, and it is difficult to explain, for you have become sluggish in hearing. Although you should be teachers by this time, you need to have someone teach […]

07
May

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Hebrews 5:8-10

Christ’s Obedience… The author of Hebrews comments on Christ’s obedience to His Father: Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered; and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, declared by God high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.  -Hebrews 5:8-10, […]

06
May

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Hebrews 5:7

Prayers in the Garden… The author of Hebrews reflects back on Jesus’ prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane: In the days when he was in the flesh, he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his […]

05
May

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Hope

Romans 15:13… During our most difficult times, we must rely on hope to see us through: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.  -Romans 15:13, RSV As many of you know, this week has been […]

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May

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The Holy Spirit Guides the Church

John 14:26… On the Sixth Sunday of Easter, from the Gospel of St. John, Jesus tells of the coming Holy Spirit: “The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name – he will teach you everything and remind you of all that (I) told you.”  -John 14:26, NAB Here, in this […]