Tag: Scripture

Resist temptation by following Jesus’s example

Resist temptation by following Jesus’s example

| Deacon Brian Park | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Don’t waste your time by going to Mass on Sunday. You know you would rather spend the whole day at the lake.”

“Don’t worry, no one is around. You know you want to check out that website.”

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Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

| Deacon Fabian Moncada | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Generosity inspires gratitude, and gratitude inspires generosity. In our lives, the Lord is generous to us, and even increases our ability to give.

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Who do you say Jesus is?

Who do you say Jesus is?

| Deacon Brian Park | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ They said in reply, ‘John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.’ And he asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’”

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A good shepherd, like a grain of wheat, will give up life for others

A good shepherd, like a grain of wheat, will give up life for others

| Deacon Ben Hadrich | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I once heard the Paschal Mystery described succinctly as “dying equals rising.”

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God wants a ‘yes’ to his Word and openness to his presence

God wants a ‘yes’ to his Word and openness to his presence

| Deacon Albert Wugaa | February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

In our first reading, the prophet Isaiah brings an oracle from the Lord that calls us to be attentive to the ever life-giving, forgiving and healing presence of the Lord.

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John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

| Deacon Evan Koop | November 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Clothed in his rustic garb, he stands on a pedestal that bears the Latin inscription of his famous words Ecce Agnus Dei, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

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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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Why stewardship?

Why stewardship?

| Mike Halloran For The Catholic Spirit | August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Stewardship as a way of life has astonishing implications for our relationships and our daily lives.

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Angry with God? Turn to the Bible for complaint inspiration

Angry with God? Turn to the Bible for complaint inspiration

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

How can I pray to God when I am so disappointed in him? I am often angry at God because it feels like nothing I do ever works out. It feels hypocritical to then just go and tell God that everything is OK. Things aren’t OK in my life!

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Praying with Scripture

Praying with Scripture

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | March 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

One of the best forms of prayer is to pray with Scripture. Jesus did!

From his youth it was his custom to go to the synagogue in Nazareth on the Sabbath where he would unroll a scroll and read Scripture (Luke 4:16,17). After his baptism in the Jordan, Jesus went out into the desert where he spent 40 days and 40 nights in prayer (Matthew 4:1-11).

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A closer look at the newly revised Bible edition

A closer look at the newly revised Bible edition

| March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

The revised New American Bible was released March 9 and includes the first revised translation since 1970 of the Old Testament. The Bible will be available over time in an assortment of print, audio and electronic formats, from a variety of publishers. The following Q&A about the revised version is provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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‘IT’S THE FRAME OF OUR DAY’

‘IT’S THE FRAME OF OUR DAY’

| December 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

It was 6:25 a.m. The vast majority of University of St. Thomas residence hall windows were dark and the campus was quiet, except for the hushed voices of a few students walking briskly to the chapel.

Every weekday morning, students meet to pray morning prayer at 6:30 at the Florence Chapel in the basement of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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