Category Archives: Christology

Love God means Love Brother

The first reading at Mass today from John’s first epistle begins with the rather blunt statement, “Anyone who says they love God but hates his brother is a liar.” What a wonderful, I could say, expression of the reality of … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Christmas Coats

This Christmas day brings to mind two wintery moments that occurred at this time of year, both several years ago. Christmas gifts that, if one views them with the eyes of faith, were appearances of the Christ in the disguised … Continue reading

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“He is possessed by Beelzebul!”

We heard in the Gospel for today’s Mass the scribes uttering, “He is possessed by Beelzebul.” Jesus, in response, asks the question whether Satan can long stand if his house is divided. In other words, Jesus points out that he, … Continue reading

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Epiphany: A Light Has Shone to the Whole World!

The Osservatore Romano, the newspaper of the Holy See had a short article today on the Epiphany. Worth your time to read. I am presenting the original Italian text, with my English translation below it. Happy Epiphany, everyone!! Oggi รจ … Continue reading

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The Word Is Made Flesh, and Dwells Among Us!

To all who stumble upon these pages, my wife, family and I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!! BUON NATALE! FELIX NAVIDAD! May we rejoice today and always in the wondrous mystery of the Incarnation and the coming of the Lord … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve Meditation

For our meditation today, the day before the Nativity of the Lord, I suggest this excerpt from St. Augustine’s Discourses (my translation of the Italian text I read): Awaken, O man, for God is made man for you, O you … Continue reading

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A Fourth Sunday of Advent Meditation

The Office of Readings today offer for our reflection a section of the Letter to Diogenitus. It is a beautiful brief meditation on God’s intervention into human history. Here is one translation: No man has ever seen God or known … Continue reading

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St. Augustine, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Dignity of the Church

An excerpt from St. Augustine’s Discourses was offered today for our consideration in the Office of Readings for the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a feast that is quite ancient in the Eastern Churches … Continue reading

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Papa Luciani and Evangelization

Papa Luciani, on September 28, 1978, the day of his death, said this: I must bear witness to his name: Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God…. he is the king of the new world; he is … Continue reading

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The Resurrection — Who Will Rise? How? Why?

As we continue to rejoice in our Lord’s resurrection during this Octave of Easter, a question no doubt surfaces for all of us, “Who will rise?” The answer is, “All the dead will rise.” Yes, all the dead one day … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“I am the Christ. Come, therefore, all people oppressed by sin and receive forgiveness. I am indeed your pardon, I am the Passover of redemption, I am the Lamb immolated for you, I am your washing, your light, your salvation, … Continue reading

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Blood and Water

From the side of Jesus on the cross flowed blood and water. St. John Chrysostom admonishes us to not pass over this aspect of Golgotha without stopping and meditating on it. Blood and water…. Chrysostom said in his Catechesis (my … Continue reading

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An Ancient Homily on Easter

The Office of Readings gives us opportunity today to reflect upon Jesus as the Lamb that is slain for our salvation, and the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises. St. Melito of Sardis, bishop, is the author. I provide here … Continue reading

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The Annuniciation

Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation, the day on which the angel Gabriel announced to the virgin Mary that she from all eternity had been chosen to be the Mother of God, and she gave her fiat, “Let it … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

(From today’s Office of Readings – my translation of the Italian text I used.) “Even more, recall that you have become a son of God, co-heir with Christ and, to use a bold image, you are the same God.” – … Continue reading

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