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Every Fire Burns Differently

The Readings for the 33rd Sunday, Tempus per Annum (c1) Malachi 3:19-20A 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 Luke 21:5-19 Et morte afficient ex vobis : et capillus de capite vestro non peribit. They will put some of you to death…but not a … Continue reading

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Pray. Rest. And a Fig.

The Readings for the 32nd Thursday, Tempus per Annum (C1) Wisdom 7:22-8:1 Luke 17:20-25 Est enim in illa spiritus intelligentiae, sanctus, unicus, multiplex, subtilis, disertus, mobilis, incoinquinatus, certus, suavis, amans bonum, acutus, quem nihil vetat, benefaciens, humanus, benignus, stabilis, certus, … Continue reading

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Like Hanukkah in November

The Readings for the 31st Sunday, Tempus per Annum (C1) 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 Luke 20:27-38 Parati sumus mori, magis quam patrias Dei leges praevaricari.We are ready to die rather than to transgress the laws of God, … Continue reading

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Orate Pro Nobis

 O God, you have been pleased to enrich the Order of Preachers with a countless offspring of saints, and have gloriously crowned in them the heroic merits of every virtue; grant us so to tread in their steps, that as … Continue reading

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Da Qin Luminous Religion (The Amazonian Sutras)

Evangelizing another culture requires points of contact – not just person to person, but culture-to-culture. How do you reach out to an entirely new culture and share the good news of Jesus? Sure, sure, to the Jews the whole concept … Continue reading

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The Amazon in Burning

The Readings for the 31st Wednesday, Tempus per Annum (C1) Romans 13:8-10 Luke 14:25-33 Nemini quidquam debeatis, nisi ut invicem diligatis : qui enim diligit proximum, legem implevit. Dilectio proximi malum non operatur. Plenitudo ergo legis est dilectio.Owe nothing to … Continue reading

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Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

Avast! Here there be spoilers… During the last two weeks or so I reread the Chronicles of Narnia. All seven are still as magnificent as they were when I first read them in the Spring of 1980, my Sophmore year … Continue reading

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Et Cetera, Et Cetera

The Readings for the Solemnity of All the Saints Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 Vidi turbam magnam, quam dinumerare nemo poterat, ex omnibus gentibus, et tribubus, et populis, et linguis : stantes ante thronum, et in conspectu … Continue reading

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What really scares you?

The Readings for the 30th Thursday, Tempus per Annum (C1) Romans 8:31-39 Luke 13:31-35 Certus sum enim quia neque mors, neque vita, neque angeli, neque principatus, neque virtutes, neque instantia, neque futura, neque fortitudo, neque altitudo, neque profundum, neque creatura … Continue reading

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Salvific Synergy of SIn

If everyone gets in, God wins. I call it the God Wins Law. Continue reading

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