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Preliminary Lenten Reflections from Pius Parsch

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Every year it seems we One-Year Lectionary pastors have to defend the whole notion of Gesimatide to those who know not the season. “Why prepare to prepare? That’s silly!” some of them bark. Let the uninitiated bark. Pius Parsch has some good thoughts concerning not only Gesimatide, but also Holy Lent and Passiontide too. First […]

Pius Parsch on Epiphany 5 – Matthew 13:24-30

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

FTR: I have never preached this text and I’m on my ninth cycle of using the One-Year series. It’s been that long since we’ve had a long Epiphany season. I wish I could post multiple pages of Parsch. Most everything he writes on this text is very good. Here’s a sample. Today [Jesus] manifests Himself […]

Pius Parsch and Prosper Gueranger on Epiphany 4 – Matthew 8:23-27

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Parsch The Gospel story represents Christ’s Easter combat and triumph. For every Sunday is Easter, is resurrection. Every Sunday we celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection in ourselves. Throughout the week we may be tossed by storms and billowing seas, but at the Sunday Mass Christ again steps into our small boat, silences the storm, and […]

More Pius Parsch on Epiphany 3 – Matthew 8:1-13

Monday, January 17th, 2011

I cannot recommend highly enough Pius Parsch‘s comments on Epiphany 3 in “The Church’s Year of Grace”. I wish The Liturgical Press would do the Church a favor and reprint this marvelous work as St. Bonaventure Publications did with Dom Gueranger‘s The Liturgical Year. Substitute the word “Lutherans” for “Catholics” (or even “Missouri Synod Lutherans” […]

Various Notes for Trinity 17 – Luke 14:1-11

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year of Grace” …love of neighbor cannot be divorced from love of God. The Lord’s days is indeed holy, it can never, however, be desecrated through deeds of love done toward one’s fellow man. For every good act toward one’s neighbor is likewise a good act toward God. …Jesus is speaking […]