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Archive for June, 2014

The Two Hearts

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for June 23rd – June 28th, 2014
Ordinary Time

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“The Two Hearts” by Tommy Christopher Canning

 

IN my recent meditation, The Rising Morning Star, we see through Scripture and Tradition how the Blessed Mother has a significant role in not only the first, but second coming of Jesus. So intermingled are Christ and His mother that we often refer to their mystical union as the “Two Hearts” (whose feasts we celebrated this past Friday and Saturday). As a symbol and type of the Church, her role in these “end times” is likewise a type and sign of the Church’s role in bringing about the triumph of Christ over the satanic kingdom spreading over the world.

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Published in: HOME, MARY, MASS READINGS | on June 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

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Published in: NEWS | on June 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

When Elijah Returns

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for June 16th – June 21st, 2014
Ordinary Time

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Elijah

 

 

HE was one of the most influential prophets of the Old Testament. In fact, his end here on earth is nearly mythological in status since, well… he didn’t have an end.

As they walked on conversing, a flaming chariot and flaming horses came between them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. (Wednesday’s first reading)

Tradition teaches that Elijah was taken to “paradise” where he has been preserved from corruption, but that his role on earth has not ended.

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Published in: HOME, THE ERA OF PEACE, MASS READINGS | on June 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

All His

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for June 9th – June 14th, 2014
Ordinary Time

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Elijah Sleeping, by Michael D. O’Brien

 

 

THE beginning of true life in Jesus is the moment when you recognize that you are utterly corrupt—poor in virtue, holiness, goodness. That would seem to be the moment, one would think, for all despair; the moment when God declares that you are rightly damned; the moment when all joy caves in and life is nothing more than a drawn out, hopeless eulogy…. But then, that is precisely the moment when Jesus says, “Come, I wish to dine in your house”; when He says, “This day you will be with me in paradise”; when He says, “Do you love me? Then feed my sheep.” This is the paradox of salvation that Satan continually tries to hide from the human mind. For while he cries out that you are worthy to be damned, Jesus says that, because you are damnable, you are worthy to be saved.

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Published in: HOME, SPIRITUALITY, MASS READINGS | on June 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Light

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for June 2nd – June 7th, 2014
of the Seventh Week of Easter

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DO you only debate with others over morality, or do you also share with them your love for Jesus and what He is doing in your life? Many Catholics today are very comfortable with the former, but not with the latter. We can make our intellectual views known, and sometimes forcefully, but then we are quiet, if not silent, when it comes to opening our hearts. This can be for two basic reasons: either we are ashamed to share what Jesus is doing in our souls, or we actually have nothing to say because our inner life with Him is neglected and dead, a branch disconnected from the Vine… a light bulb unscrewed from the Socket.

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Published in: HOME, PARALYZED BY FEAR, MASS READINGS | on June 7th, 2014 | No Comments »