Category Archives: Christian

The month of May and the Act of Total Consecration

” I’d like to renew my Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary,” I explained  to my spiritual director. ” I feel that something in my life needs to change.” It has been about one year since I first prayed the … Continue reading

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Individualism, Hedonism, and Minimalism: Spirit of the world disguised as the Spirit of the Gospel

Father Eric Mah is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is one of his recent thought-provoking homilies. This past Christmas, the Knights of Columbus from our parish generously handed out free copies of a book by Matthew Kelly … Continue reading

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God’s Basin

(From: The Joy of Knowing Christ: Meditations on the Gospels by Pope Benedict XVI) Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (John 13:1). God loves his creature, man; he even loves him … Continue reading

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“Not My Will, But Yours”

(from The Faith: Reflections on the truths of the Apostles’ Creed from the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI) The three Apostles – Peter, James, and John – were asleep [in Gethsemane], but they awoke intermittently and heard the refrain of … Continue reading

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Jesus, the High Priest

(from The Faith: Reflections on the truths of the Apostles’ Creed from the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI) The Letter to the Hebrews gave us a profound interpretation of this prayer of the Lord [in] Gethsemane. It says: Jesus’ tears, … Continue reading

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The physical effects of the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus

In last year’s Lent 2014 issue of Catholic Insight Magazine, I wrote an article about what our Blessed Lord would have physically experienced during the scourging and crucifixion. The article was based on the book, The Crucifixion of Jesus: A … Continue reading

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Works without faith

In the March issue of Catholic Insight Magazine, a letter to the editor opined that Holy Mass is only a “start” to following our Lord’s teachings. The letter writer stated that while many Catholics “tend to treat” Holy Mass as … Continue reading

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“Keep Watch”

(from The Faith: Reflections on the truths of the Apostles’ Creed from the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI) Having the left the upper room, [Jesus] withdrew to pray, alone before the Father [in the Garden of Gethsemane]. At that moment … Continue reading

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Contemplating Christ Crucified

(from: The Joy of Knowing Christ: Meditations on the Gospel by Pope Benedict XVI) A verse of John’s gospel … refers to a messianic prophecy of Zechariah: “They shall look on him whom they have pierced” (John 19:37). The beloved … Continue reading

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What it Means to Follow Christ

(from: Lent with Pope Benedict XVI: Meditations for Every Day) The expression “following of Christ” is a description of the whole of Christian existence. In what does it consist? What does “to follow Christ” actually mean? At the outset, with … Continue reading

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