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✙JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St John ChrysostomFriday in the 23rd week Tempus per Annum (C1) 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14 Luke 6:39-42 Numquid potest caecus caecum ducere? nonne ambo in foveam cadunt? Non est discipulus super magistrum : … Continue reading

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…I met a man with seven wives…

If we are united to Christ and share in the fullness of God-stuff (as we noted yesterday) then it’s all done, right? No. For what we discover if we pay any attention to ourselves is that there are a lot … Continue reading

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All the fullness

The NABRE gets the Greek text here better than a good many Protestant Bibles: Christ is filled with the πλήρωμα pleroma, the fullness of the θεότης theotes, the “God-stuff” and in him, we share in this πλήρωμα as well. This … Continue reading

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Idols of the Post-Moderns

✙ JMJ The Readings for Our Lady of SorrowsSaturday in the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 Luke 2:33-35 Sed quae immolant gentes, daemoniis immolant, et non Deo. Nolo autem vos socios fieri daemoniorum : non potestis calicem Domini … Continue reading

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The Courthouse at Apophatics.

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St John ChrysostomThursday in the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 1 Corinthians 8:1B-7, 11-13 Luke 6:27-38 Si quis autem se existimat scire aliquid, nondum cognovit quemadmodum oporteat eum scire.If any one imagines … Continue reading

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Wei Wu Wei

✙ JMJ The Readings for Wednesday in the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 1 Corinthians 7:25-31 Luke 6:20-26 Et qui utuntur hoc mundo, tamquam non utantur : praeterit enim figura hujus mundi. And they that use this world, as if they … Continue reading

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What if?

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday in the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time (B2) 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 Luke 6:12-19 Et haec quidam fuistis : sed abluti estis, sed sanctificati estis, sed justificati estis in nomine Domini nostri Jesu Christi, et in … Continue reading

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Reformat then Reboot

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B2) Isaiah 35:4-7 James 2:1-5 Mark 7:31-37 Et adducunt ei surdum, et mutum.They brought to him one who was deaf and mute.OK. We need to look at some Greek. The … Continue reading

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Pie in the Sky By and By When You Die

Today’s readings: Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 6:20-26 Beati pauperes, quia vestrum est regnum Dei. Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Luke 6:20b It seems entirely possible to read this and other passages as if … Continue reading

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Making Up for Whatever is Lacking

+J+M+J+ Today’s readings: Colossians 1:24–2:3 Luke 6:6-11 Adimpleo ea quæ desunt passionum Christi, in carne mea pro corpore ejus, quod est Ecclesia. In my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of … Continue reading

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