Monthly Archives: May 2019

I must go see my cousin

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Feast of the Visitation: Zephaniah 3:14-18 Luke 1:39-56 He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich … Continue reading

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Movin on Up!

+J+M+J+ The Readings for Ascension Day Acts 1:1-11 Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 Luke 24:46-53 …the new and living way he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh… On the calendar of some ecclesial Jurisdictions, today is the Ascension. Others … Continue reading

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Paul gets all up in the Pagan Air

No, no! That’s the wrong Damon… +J+M+J+ The Readings for Wednesday in the 6th week of Easter (C1) Acts 16:15, 22-18:1 John 16:12-15 I see that in every respect you are very religious… Paul’s word for “religious” is δεισιδαιμονεστέρους deisidaimonesteros. … Continue reading

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Authoritay

+J+M+J+ The Readings for Tuesday in the 6th week of Easter (C1) Acts 16:22-34 John 16:5-11 (Who proceeds from the Father…) I will send him to you. I’m not going to defend the Filioque clause with this essay except by … Continue reading

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Overlap

JMJ I noticed an overlap in the Greek words used in Sunday’s EF and OF readings. In the OF Gospel Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever loves me will keep my word…” (John 14:23) Which in Greek is: άν τις … Continue reading

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Neither fish nor fowl.

The Heavenly Banquet? +J+M+J+ The Readings for 6th Sunday of Easter (C1) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 John 14:23-29 The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gave it light, and … Continue reading

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It’s only a little pinch.

Bl. Stanley Rother, God’s Friend. +J+M+J+ The Readings for Saturday in the 5th week of Easter (C1) Acts 16:1-10 John 15:18-21 I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Once, a long, long time ago, it seems … Continue reading

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Friendzoned by Jesus.

+J+M+J+ The Readings for Friday in the 5th week of Easter (C1) Acts 15:22-31 John 15:12-17 I call you friends… This gets sentimentalized sometimes. Sometimes overly so. I remember when Jesus calling us (me) his friends used to cause me … Continue reading

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Annuntio Vobis Gaudium Magnum!

+J+M+J+ The Readings for Thursday in the 5th week of Easter (C1) Acts 15:7-21 John 15:9-11 I have told you this so that… your joy might be complete. Jesus said this just before he went out to die. You know this … Continue reading

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Nothing is strong. Very Strong.

+J+M+J+ The Readings for Wednesday in the 5th week of Easter (C1) Acts 15:1-6 John 15:1-8 Without me you can do nothing. St Thomas Aquinas calls God the root of being, itself. God’s being is the very beingness of everything. … Continue reading

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