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May 19, 2019

Blessed John Cardinal Henry Newman once wrote in his work Apologia Pro Vita Sua (A Defence of One's Own Life) that he had always resisted "Liberalism" in religion. In order to answer the question, "What is meant by 'Liberalism?'" he begins by calling it the "anti-dogma...

Did you know the Resurrected Christ appeared to St. Paul? Did you know Jesus is the one who directs Paul to setup The Church in Rome? Did you know the center of Christianity moves from Jerusalem to Rome? Did you know that's why it's called "The Roman Catholic Church?"

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Q1: Why does Jesus appear after his Resurrection?

Q2: How many times did Jesus appear to people?
Q3: How did he resurrect and appear as he did?
Q4: What did he do when he appeared?

Q5: Why's it matter?

Question 1: Why does Jesus appear after his Resurrection?

Answer 1: St....

April 20, 2019

Today is Holy Saturday, the day of the Great Silence when Christ finally Sabbaths.

Tonight is the Easter Vigil. There are Nine Lessons from Scripture prescribed, a psalm recited after each, Seven from the Old Testament and Two from the New (Epistle & Gospel). The Ordina...

April 20, 2019

There is a Holy Saturday service in Divine Worship the Missal. It is essentially the Mass stripped of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, leaving only a Liturgy of the Word. There we find a rubric allowing an "ancient homily," or the reading of an ancient homily. This text i...

April 14, 2019

This Sunday is Palm Sunday which begins Holy Week. It is, per its name, the holiest week of the year, and its culminating point is the Easter Vigil on Saturday night (liturgically this is the beginning of Sunday).

Jesus leaves Jerusalem early on according to St. John's...

April 13, 2019

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's released a letter on April 11th. It came out of a Vatican meeting in February to discuss the recent scandals. Benedict retraces patterns that led to the issue. I have highlighted four here that I think pertinent for every American Catholic,...

April 12, 2019

Passiontide is the week prior to Holy Week. It begins with Passion Sunday and ends when Palm Sunday is ushered in. Passion Sunday is the 5th week of Lent. It marks a movement in the Liturgical Kalendar when we go from highly focusing on our sins, to highly focusing on...

April 12, 2019

Did you notice this past Sunday that all the images at your parish church are veiled? Why is this?

The Gospel this past Sunday was an early portion of John chapter 8. In this story Jesus has come, early on his ministry, to teach at the Temple in Jerusalem. This as you m...

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