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Ephesians 6:10-13

Armor of God… The battle for souls has been raging since the dawn of time; therefore, we must put on the armor of God: Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of […]

11
Mar

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Ephesians 6:9

Good Catholic Bosses… Our Catholic faith should show in the way we lead: Masters, act in the same way toward them, and stop bullying, knowing that both they and you have a Master in heaven and that with him there is no partiality. -Ephesians 6:9, NAB Last Friday, we discussed being good Catholic employees in Ephesians […]

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Mar

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The Papal Conclave

John 14:16-17… With the papal conclave to elect a new pope about to begin, let’s put our faith and trust in the Holy Spirit: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees […]

09
Mar

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Prodigal Sons and Daughters

Luke 15:20-24… On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, from the Gospel of St. Luke, we learn the story of the prodigal son who decided to return home: While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed […]

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Mar

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Ephesians 6:5-8

Good Catholic Employees… Our Catholic faith should be reflected in everything we do: Slaves, be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ, not only when being watched, as currying favor, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, willingly serving the […]

07
Mar

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Ephesians 6:4

The Importance of Catechesis… Teaching our children about our Catholic faith helps mold who they will become as adults: Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4, NAB Growing up, we often do not understand the importance of catechesis.  After spending many […]

06
Mar

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Ephesians 6:1-3

Honor Your Father and Mother… St. Paul continues describing our family roles with a call to obey our parents: Children, obey your parents (in the Lord), for this is right. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise, “that it may go well with you and that you may have […]

05
Mar

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Ephesians 5:28-33

When Two Become One Flesh… Quoting Genesis 2:24, St. Paul gives us the model for marriage: So (also) husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we […]

04
Mar

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Ephesians 5:21-27

Submissive Wives, Sacrificial Husbands… Few verses stir more debate in modern society than today’s verse: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the […]

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Mar

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Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Isaiah 43:18-19… During the season of Lent, it is important to let go of the past: Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland, […]