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Christ The Redeemer

November 13, 2013 Our Catholic Faith, Sunday Sermons Comments Off

The Solemnity Of Christ The King (YR C) Readings: 2 Samuel 5:1-3 Col. 1:12-20 Luke 23:35-43 There are two things in the readings today which we need to consider in the context of today‚Äôs Feast of Christ the King. The first point comes in the first reading where the people of Israel come to King David to ask him to reign as the King of Israel. At that time the Jewish people were divided into two kingdoms, Israel to the north and Judah to the south. David had been the king of Judah for about seven years, reigning in Hebron; now he was to be king of a united people with his kingship established in Jerusalem. What is important for…Continue Reading

The Humility Of The Tax Collector

October 14, 2013 Our Catholic Faith, Sunday Sermons Comments Off

  Thirtieth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 2 Tim. 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 In the Gospel reading today the Pharisee prays, thanking the Lord that he is not like the rest of humanity. He goes on to list some of the ways of humanity that are not like himself: greedy, dishonest, and adulterous. What he failed to recognize is that he was like the vast majority of humanity in that he was weighed down with pride. Acknowledging his positive qualities this man assumed that he was, therefore, justified before God. Blind to his negative qualities, he placed himself above others and thought himself to be quite justified. In his comparisons he goes so far as…Continue Reading

God Is Always Faithful

October 3, 2013 Our Catholic Faith, Sunday Sermons Comments Off
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  He has made promises to us and He will remain faithful to what He has promised. On one hand, this seems so obvious because He is God and, therefore, He cannot change. But on the other hand, to know that there is someone who does not change, someone who is a Rock, someone who is always faithful is mind boggling to us.