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On Lazarus the Beggar. ABBEY ROADS - September 25, 2016 http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2016/09/on-lazarus-beggar.html
Christians Must Believe in the Resurrection, Not Just Its Spiritual Context CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 18, 2016 ... dead, then neither has Christ been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then empty, too, is our preaching; empty, too, your faith," St Paul wrote. The pope said that, for some, it is difficult to understand and accept the "logic of the future" regarding what happens after death. The belief that, like Jesus, Christians will experience the resurrection of the body "is not easy". "Yesterday's logic is easy, today's logic is easy. Tomorrow's logic is easy: We will all die. ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/christians-must-believe-in-resurrection.html
An Not-Costly Way to Be Christ's Ambassador (Sunday Homily) BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - September 4, 2016 ... have this picnic. Lots of parishes have festivals because they feel they have to; but I think it's different here. We could raise the money in other ways if we needed to. There are more important reasons for our picnic, which is why we call it our "homecoming." This is a time to come together as a family, and it is a time to welcome people to our parish. Those are the more important reasons to have our annual picnic. So that is why I'm asking you to be Christ at our picnic, so that everyone ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2016/09/an-not-costly-way-to-be-christs.html
St. Teresa of Calcutta: What Is Her Call to You? HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - September 4, 2016 ... answer in the same passage of the Book of Wisdom [where it says] 'People were taught what pleases you' (Wis 9:18)." In order to know what God wants us to do, we need to understand what pleases Him. Fortunately, the Bible tells us what is pleasing to God in countless places. Pope Francis sums up one key message in the words "I want mercy, not sacrifice," which we find in the book of the prophet Hosea and on the lips of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Hos 6:6; Mt 9:13). We all know very well ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/09/in-1988-i-was-cheeky-enough-to-ask.html
Aug 27 -Homily for Today FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - August 27, 2016 ... was fifty-five. Monica is reported to have said to her son before her final illness that she had fulfilled her life's purpose in seeing him converted and baptized. Our readings today are particularly suited for St. Monica. The first reading speaks the beauty of a virtuous wife as the radiance of her home: like the sun rising in the Lord's heavens . The gospel passage spoke to Monica about the moral resurrection of her own son, Augustine, when Jesus raises the deceased only son of a widow in ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2016/08/aug-27-homily-for-today.html
The Day Is Today, the Hour Is Now! A FRIAR'S LIFE - August 6, 2016 HOMILY FOR THE 19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, August 7, 2016: A priest walked into a bar and made an announcement. He said, "Anyone who wants to go to heaven, please stand up now." Everyone there stood up except for one man who continued to sip his drink at the bar. The priest said to him, "Sir, don't you want to go to heaven when you die?" The man looked up and said, "When I die? Yes. But, I thought you were gathering a group to go right now." We heard in our Gospel today, ...http://afriarslife.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-day-is-today-hour-is-now.html
Loving Our Country As Isaiah Loved His (Sunday Homily) BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - July 3, 2016 Tomorrow we celebrate our nation's birthday: 240 years ago we declared our independence! A lot of us will be at parties, and shooting off fireworks today and tomorrow. I love our nation's birthday, I am sure you do too. The saddest 4th of July I ever had was when I was a seminarian, and I was spending a month in South Korea. It was a wonderful experience overall, but being away from home on Independence Day made me sad; and it was the only 4th of July I ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2016/07/loving-our-country-as-isaiah-loved-his.html