Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Voices in My Head

Today’s Readings: I Thessalonians 3:7-13 Matthew 24:42-51 Vigilate ergo, quia nescitis qua hora Dominus vester venturus sit. Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 I have my phone, essentially, turned off … Continue reading

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Never be Thrown Away

From: Meditations and Devotions By Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Section 3:2 God was all-complete, all-blessed in Himself; but it was His will to create a world for His glory. He is Almighty, and might have done all things Himself, but … Continue reading

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All comes from God

via GIPHYToday’s Readings: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Mark 6:17-29 Ita loquimur non quasi hominibus placentes, sed Deo, qui probat corda nostra.Even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who proveth our hearts.1 Thessalonians 2:4b In thinking about this passage … Continue reading

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King, Country, & a la Carte Catholicism

Today’s readings: Isaiah 22:19-23 Romans 11:33-36 Matthew 16:13-20 I will thrust you from your office and pull you down from your station. On that day I will summon my servant Eliakim, son of Hilkiah; I will clothe him with your … Continue reading

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Scribes AND Pharisees

Today’s readings: Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17 Matthew 23:1-12 Dicunt enim, et non faciunt For they preach but they do not practice. Matthew 23:3b Oh this is so rich. The Greek word play is between “using words” (logos) and “making” (poetas). … Continue reading

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Populus tuus populus meus

Today’s Readings: Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14B-16, 22 Matthew 22:34-40 Quocumque enim perrexeris, pergam, et ubi morata fueris, et ego pariter morabor.  Populus tuus populus meus, et Deus tuus Deus meus. For wherever you go, I will go, wherever you lodge … Continue reading

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The Bible Fulfilled.

Today’s Readings: Revelation 21:9b-14 John 1:45-51 “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” John 1:45b I wrote the text about the Blessed Virgin earlier this … Continue reading

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Takes a cool hand…

Today’s Readings: Judge 9:6-15 Matthew 20:1-16 An oculus tuus nequam est, quia ego bonus sum? Is your eye evil, because I am good? Matthew 20:15b We live in very interesting times, do we not? I say that in the style … Continue reading

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Hail Holy Queen

Today’s readings: Judges 6:11-24A Matthew 19:23-30 And Gedeon seeing that it was the angel of the Lord, said: Alas, my Lord God: for I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face. And the Lord said to him: … Continue reading

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Thrown to the Dogs

Today’s Readings: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Matthew 15:21-28 Non est bonum sumere panem filiorum, et mittere canibus. It’s not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs. Matthew 15:26b I think everyone in the … Continue reading

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