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FEAST of the SACRED HEART OF JESUS - The Good Shepherd and the Lost Sheep. GLORIA OLIVAE - June 4, 2016 ... said; 'but there is still one thing that is lacking. 'Go home, sell all your things and give it to the poor and come follow Me.' There was still ONE THING LACKING, without which he cannot attain eternal life.....he cannot go to heaven. 'Go home and...' That was a command given to all the Apostles and to all who would follow Christ. It is the same command given to Therese of Lisieux, to St. Bernard, to St. Benedict, St. Thomas of Aquinas.....to all destined to go to heaven. And the young man ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_06_01_archive.html#3904817189842326646
The Rosary in Maronite Spirituality A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - May 17, 2016 ... illustrious Pope Leo XIII wrote more than ten encyclicals and instructions promoting the use of the Rosary. To make pastoral applications of the Marian teachings of the Second Vatican Council Pope Paul VI in 1974 authored the apostolic exhortation Devotion to Mary (Marialis Cultus). Paul VI discussed the Rosary at some length as a summary of the Gospel comprised of prayers based on Gospel texts. He urged the faithful to pray the Rosary, and ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-rosary-in-maronite-spirituality.html
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 FR. CARMEN MELE, O.P.: TODAY'S HOMILETTE - April 19, 2016 ... shows Jesus being revealed to the world as God's only-begotten Son. It reiterates how he has not come into the world to judge it but to save it. That saving work is related in the gospel's second half which begins with the next scene of Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. We want to hold on to Jesus by heeding his words. They will guide us through the difficulties we presently face. Indeed, they provide comfort as they promise us a share in the glory of the ...http://cbmdominicanpreacher.blogspot.com/2016/04/wednesday-april-20-2016.html
The LAST SUPPER - Last Day in School. GLORIA OLIVAE - March 27, 2016 1. The last school day for the apostles. The last supper is the last day of the apostles in the school of the Lord's service. And so, the Gospel reviews the stages that they had passed through, sort of summarizing what they had gone through before describing the last steps in their training. The Liturgy is Holy Mother the Church's way of telling us, first, what are all the steps in the training of a Christian. And secondly to guide us so we can know at what stage we are in ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_03_01_archive.html#6716676059318851938
Death Had Nowhere to Hide (Easter Morning) HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - March 27, 2016 ... believed." However, the sentence continues: "as yet, they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead." That's a bit confusing. Some scholars think that John has a full-fledged faith in the Resurrection, even without seeing the risen Jesus. But other writers offer good reasons to think that St. John only has initial faith at this point. Maybe he simply believes that God has acted in some way. The form of the Greek verb "believe" can mean 'began to believe' and after all, ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/03/death-had-nowhere-to-hidem-easter.html
Quick Lessons From the Catechism: The Lord's Prayer TOM PERNA - March 8, 2016 http://tomperna.org/2016/03/08/quick-lessons-from-the-catechism-the-lords-prayer/
The CATHOLIC CHURCH Today in Prophecy. GLORIA OLIVAE - March 2, 2016 ... vineyard do? He took away the vineyard from the workers and gave it to another who would more faithfully work on it. The vineyard is the Catholic Church and in this parable she did not have a happy ending. Due to the infidelity of the workers, the church was taken away from them and given to others. Who were the unfaithful servants? None other than the priests, the bishops, the cardinals and probably a pope. Note that in this parable the vineyard was given to another group. This is the 'new' ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_03_01_archive.html#6102373514883692499