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'Ordinary Time' Is Anything but Ordinary BIG C CATHOLICS - January 9, 2017 Father Lance Harlow The transition from the Christmas season to Ordinary Time is fraught with emotion for most of us. The unit of time employed for the liturgical season called "ordinary" doesn't mean "common" or "usual." The word is derived from the Latin word "ordinalis" which refers to sequential numbers — like the mathematical terms: ordinal and cardinal numbers. The Latin root is "ordo" which means order. One might say, then, ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/01/ordinary-time-is-anything-but-ordinary.html
Homily: The Perseverance of Mr Snail BUKAS PALAD - November 12, 2016 ... left; soon it will be set open fire. For Malachi, the stubble is a metaphor for the Israelites who have resisted God's ways; they will be burned away. He speaks about them in lines that precede our first reading. These Israelites have turned away from serving God, from keeping God's laws by cheating and speaking ill of God, and from humbling themselves before God because they hold on to their tithes for self-gain. This is bad news for the unfaithful. But ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2016/11/homily-perseverance-of-mr-snail.html
November 11 - St. Martin of Tours FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - November 11, 2016 ... city, his church, or his parishioners. When he died in 397, Martin was the first non-martyr to receive the ranking of a saint. The first reading from Isaiah fits the feast: Martin of Tours was anointed by the Spirit of the Lord to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and release to prisoners . He did this by allowing the Spirit to work through him. We, each, in our own circumstances of life can do the same today because we are baptized ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2016/11/november-11-st-martin-of-tours.html
Beautiful Saints A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - November 1, 2016 Today is Solemnity of All Saints. The Mass was a joy for all its beautiful readings. In Reading 1 from Revelation 7, John saw that God would put his seal on the foreheads of his servants to protect them, and that those who had survived the time of great distress had washed their robes in the Blood of the Lamb and made them white. In Reading 2 from 1 John 3, John tells us that the children of God shall be like God when they see him as he ...http://journeyofimperfectsaint.blogspot.com/2016/11/beautiful-saints.html