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Palm Sunday: How Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem fulfills Old Testament prophecy

April 3rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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It is a common adage by now that the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New Testament, and the New revealed in the Old. The life and ministry of Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of centuries of prophecy, and when the Gospel was spread around the world, this point got great emphasis.

We, as Catholics, see ourselves in continuity with the ancient Jewish people, and as a result we have a special interest in understanding how the prophecies of the Old Testament came to fulfillment in Jesus. Read more »

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Living Our Faith: Palm Sunday

April 3rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags:

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This Palm Sunday, we read the account from the Gospel of Matthew of the entrance of Jesus into

A pilgrim holds a cross made of palm fronds during a Palm Sunday celebration outside a church in Bogota, Colombia, April 13. Also known as Passion Sunday, this first day of Holy Week commemorates Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion. (CNS photo/John Vizcaino, Reuters) (April 14, 2014)

A pilgrim holds a cross made of palm fronds during a Palm Sunday celebration outside a church in Bogota, Colombia, April 13. Also known as Passion Sunday, this first day of Holy Week commemorates Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion. (CNS photo/John Vizcaino, Reuters) 

Jerusalem.

How does the narrative show Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies?

The cloaks on the ground, the palm branches, the shouts of “Hosanna” indicate Jesus’ kingship and messianic role.

 

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Sunday Scripture readings, April 2, 2017

March 30th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags:

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

            Cycle A. Readings:

            1) Ezekiel 37:12-14

            Psalm 130:1-8

            2) Romans 8:8-11

            Gospel: John 11:1-45

 

When it became clear that my mother was not going to survive her cancer, along with the devastation of this news and the heartache I felt, I also realized that I had never been to a funeral.

I was 25 years old and, thankfully, I had not lost anyone extremely close to me up to that point in my life. I did not want my mother’s funeral to be my first, so I started to attend funeral Masses for people from my parish, even if I did not know them well. Read more »

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Saint of the Week: Benedict the Moor

March 30th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: ,

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Saint Benedict the Moor

Feast Day: April 4

Born near Messina, on the Italian island of Sicily, Benedict was the son of African slaves who, as their eldest

St. Benedict the Moor

St. Benedict the Moor

son, was given his freedom. Growing up, he was nicknamed “il moro sante” (“the holy Moor”) for his piety and good works.

He became a hermit and then the community’s superior; but, after the pope ordered them to disband in 1562, Benedict became a Franciscan lay brother. He served as cook, but drew many visitors and supplicants with his reputation for holiness and miracles.

Despite his illiteracy, Benedict was chosen as superior and also as novice master, before being allowed to return to his kitchen refuge.

He is a patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, and of blacks in the United States.

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Saints with feast days this Lent

March 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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 The lives of the saints are presented to us by the church as exemplars of a Christian life. We look to their example for instruction on how to live our faith, how to guide ourselves into a life in Christ. During the season of Lent, there are a number of saints’ feast days that can be particularly instructive.

Since the date of Easter is not fixed — it is celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal (spring) equinox — the dates that fall under Lent change from year to year. This broadens the potential for different saints’ feast days to fall during this holy season. Read more »

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Saints to know during Lent

March 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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Who is your favorite saint?

 Oh, what a simple, yet very complicated question!

As a child, I learned about saints from mostly secondhand sources and had no clear “favorite” of my own. My first childhood religious book, whose tattered red cover and well-worn pages show just how much I enjoyed it, was laden with illustrations and stories of several saints, including St. Elizabeth, St. Bernadette de Soubirous and St. Joan of Arc — too many amazing examples to choose just one. Read more »

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Three pillars, three saints

March 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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The three pillars of Lent — prayer, fasting, almsgiving — enrich our spiritual life during this penitential season. But they can also be challenging.

Saints can shed light on our journey. So let’s begin with almsgiving and look to St. Katharine Drexel as a profound example of the depth to which this practice calls us. Read more »

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Living Our Faith: Lent with the saints

March 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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A mosaic of martyrs Sts. Perpetua and Felicity adorns a chapel wall in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, in this Sept. 28, 2016, photo. During the season of Lent, there are a number of saints' feast days, including the March 7 feast day of Sts. Felicity and Perpetua. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

A mosaic of martyrs Sts. Perpetua and Felicity adorns a chapel wall in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, in this Sept. 28, 2016, photo. During the season of Lent, there are a number of saints’ feast days, including the March 7 feast day of Sts. Felicity and Perpetua. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

 

 

 

Saints can shed light on our journey.

During the season of Lent, there are a number of saints’ feast days the church remembers.

We can look to these saints to teach us how to live Lenten lives of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

 

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Cardinal Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86

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WASHINGTON — Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore’s 14th archbishop, who was an international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations and the driving force behind the restoration of America’s first cathedral, died March 23 at his residence at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 86.

The archdiocese said the cardinal will lie in repose March 27 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption in Baltimore. His funeral will be celebrated March 28 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, also in Baltimore.

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London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

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LONDON — Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.

“Yesterday’s attacks in Westminster have shocked us all,” he said in a March 23 statement. “The kind of violence we have seen all too often in other places has again brought horror and killing to this city.” Read more »

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