Thoughts on the Gospel for the Twenty fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rulers and Governors

First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,
petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
for kings and for all in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life
in all devotion and dignity.
This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
who wills everyone to be saved I Timothy 2:1-2 By the reign of Nero (54-68 AD) the Empire had begun to harass and soon to kill the disciples of the Prince of Peace.    Neither the Roman officials nor the Roman population generally liked or approved of the new religion.  Philosophers considered its doctrine of the resurrection and its claim that Jesus would return in glory not so much mistaken as scandalous naive.   In this environment Christians were convenient scapegoats ...
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Fathers and Children

Beloved:
See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called children of God.
Yet so we are.

I John 3:1 For much of the last century fatherhood has been an  endangered vocation. In the popular culture of the twenty-first ...
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The Empire of Freedom

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Eternal Wounds

Thoughts on the Gospel
for
the Third Sunday In Easter But if anyone does sin,
we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous one.
He is expiation for our sins,
and not for our sins only
but for ...
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The Annual Thomas More Lecture

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Christ’s Triumph Remembered

When the great crowd that had come to the feast heard
that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
they took palm branches and went out to meet him, and cried out:
“Hosanna!
“Blessed is He who comes in the ...
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What We Believe Is Who We Are

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son,
so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, ...
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Following Nature to Find God

The star which they saw in the East went before them
til it came and stood over where the young child was.
When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Matthew 2:9–10 The sixth of January, the twelfth day ...
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Small Hands

Text and Talk With Dr Patrick
09 January 2021 Small Hands “Such is of the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” These ...
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