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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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The Poetry of Christmas

The Poetry of Christmas God gave us the great romance, for what could be more romantic than the story of the king born in a manger, his identity unknown to any but three great kings who follow his star to ...
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Thoughts on the Second Reading for Christmas Day

In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways
to our ancestors through the prophets;
in these last days, He has spoken to us through the Son,
whom He made heir of all things
and through whom He created the universe,
who is the ...
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Tom Wolfe and the Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech:  Tom Wolfe / Little, Brown Pub. / 200 pages A complicated and brilliant book.  Perhaps the impetus for writing it came from the awareness that science, while in the 150 years that separates us from Darwin, ...
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What is the Immaculate Conception?

But Mary said to the angel,
“How can this be,
since I have no relations with a man?”
And the angel said to her in reply,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child ...
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Was Tertullian Right?

Presented at The Lewis Tolkien Society's weekly Text & Talk meeting on Zoom, 05 December 2020. The second decade of the second Christian century saw the Church go through a crisis during which that which before was unresolved was clarified ...
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