Tag: Christ the King

Inviting Jesus to reign in our hearts

Inviting Jesus to reign in our hearts

| Father Joseph Bambenek | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the depths of most human hearts is a desire to be led by someone who loves us and can protect us and guide us in life. At the root of that desire is the often unseen longing for the love, protection and guidance that only God, the King of the Universe, can truly give. In the times prior to King Saul, the people of Israel offended the Lord by clamoring for a human king like the rest of the nations had, rather than being led directly by God. Getting what they wanted did not work out well due to King Saul’s shortcomings. Yet Saul’s failures did not prevent the Israelites from wanting another king. In the first reading for the Solemnity of Christ the King this year we hear them clamoring for a replacement king once Saul had died; pleading with David to become their king.

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Beginning with the end in mind

Beginning with the end in mind

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The month of November begins with the Solemnity of All Saints, where we remember all God’s holy ones who were victors in the great contest of life and loved God with their whole heart, soul, mind and strength. These heroes, our brothers and sisters, are now experiencing in heaven the perfect joy for which our hearts long.

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Long live Christ the King

Long live Christ the King

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mixed in with the politics of the Mexican revolution of some 10 years earlier, the decades of Church persecution were finally coming to a head.

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Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hundreds filled the front steps of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Nov. 20 following Mass to witness the closing of the church’s Holy Doors, marking the end of the jubilee Year of Mercy. Among them were Jonathan Thompson and Julia Waletzko, who had held hands and grinned as they passed through the doors a final time. The pair, who met at the Basilica at a Bible study on Valentine’s Day, had gotten engaged just hours earlier.

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Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must “follow his way of tangible love,” Pope Francis said.

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Our work must be the work of the one true king

Our work must be the work of the one true king

| Deacon Bryan Kujawa | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 23, we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. But Jesus did not appear on earth as we would imagine a king to appear. Jesus seems to be saying that he reigns as king somewhere other than earth, and we know the name of his kingdom: heaven.

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Christ, our king, models humble service rather than haughty reign

Christ, our king, models humble service rather than haughty reign

| Deacon Ben Kociemba | November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The church celebrates the feast of Christ the King Nov. 20, and invites us into a mystery that is paradoxical.

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