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Galatians 6:11

The Writings of St. Paul… As we come near the end of the letter to the Galatians, St. Paul adds a personal touch: See with what large letters I am writing to you in my own hand! –Galatians 6:11, NAB Most of the letter to the Galatians was probably dictated to a secretary, but St. Paul […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:10

Our Family of the Faith… Share peace and love with the Earth, especially with the family of the faith – our brothers and sisters in Christ: So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith. –Galatians 6:10, NAB For most […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:7-9

Reap What You Sow… As an individual or as a nation, we should not be surprised about the results of our actions: Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:6

Paying for Catechesis… Believe it or not, it costs money for the Church to teach you the Word of God: One who is being instructed in the word should share all good things with his instructor. –Galatians 6:6, NAB The Church has expenses, just like any organization.  When taking classes at your parish, there are costs […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:4-5

Who is a Better Catholic?… While sitting in the pew on Sunday morning, do you ever wonder who is a better Catholic? Each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason to boast with regard to himself alone, and not with regard to someone else; for each will bear his own […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:3

Being Somebody… Sometimes, our goal of being somebody can get in the way of who we were truly meant to be: For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deluding himself. –Galatians 6:3, NAB Harsh words.  In previous verses, we have seen how St. Paul is not afraid to tell even […]

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Dec

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Gaudete Sunday

The Pink Candle in the Advent Wreath… As Advent continues, we are reminded today to rejoice in the Lord: Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! –Philippians 4:4, NAB Why is this Sunday called Gaudete Sunday?  The first words used in today’s Mass are “Gaudete in Domino semper,” which means “Rejoice in […]

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Dec

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Conquer Evil with Good

In the Midst of Tragedy… Evil seems to be an inesacapable force in the world, but we can overcome evil with good: Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good. –Romans 12:21, NAB Yesterday, in Newton, Connecticut, a gunman brutally killed 26 innocent children and school employees at an elementary school, as well […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:2

Bear the Burden… Christ carried our burdens to the cross.  In return, He asks us to bear the burden of others: Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. –Galatians 6:2, NAB What is the law of Christ?  To love one another.  Therefore, we are not simply asked to help carry […]

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Dec

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Galatians 6:1

Spiritual Correction… When correcting your fellow Christian, ensure that your heart is in the right place: Brothers, even if a person is caught in some transgression, you who are spiritual should correct that one in a gentle spirit, looking to yourself, so that you also may not be tempted. –Galatians 6:1, NAB One of our primary […]