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Notes for Trinity 20 – Matthew 22:1-14

Monday, September 29th, 2008

God the Father made a marriage for God the Son when He joined Him to human nature in the womb of the Virgin. But because a marriage union is made between two persons, far be it from us to think that the Person of the Redeemer is made from a union of two persons. We […]

Trinity 19 – Matthew 9:1-8

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit When was the last time you woke up and had every ailment disappear overnight? I’m talking about more than a headache or upset stomach. I’m talking a bum knee or poor eyesight. Have you seen anyone rise from the […]

Notes on Trinity 19

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

The paralytic hears the words of pardon, and says nothing. Neither does he offer thanks in return. For he longed more for the cure of his body than of his soul. He grieved over the temporal afflictions of his enfeebled body, but had no tears for the eternal penalty of the loss of his soul. […]

Trinity 18 – Matthew 22:34-46

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Adult Confirmation of Anna Michelle Landrie In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Blessed Martin Luther once said, let any one who knows well how to distinguish the Law from the Gospel thank our Lord God; for he can easily pass for a theologian. In […]

Notes on St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

(From the Catena Aurea) CHRYS., HOM., XXX: Having wrought this miracle, Christ would not abide in the same place, lest He should rouse the envy of the Jews. Let us also do thus, not obstinately opposing those who lay in wait for us. “And as Jesus departed thence,” (namely from the place in which He […]