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Bible 1 Yr – Day 324 – Resurrection

Just a few details I would like to bring out today. First, John twice tells us that the event of the Resurrection and Jesus’ first appearances occur “on the first day of the week”, or Sunday. This is the key … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 203 – The Bride of Christ

Still not convinced about the nature of the relationship of the Christ and his Church. St. Paul sets it out yet again. So far, the entire letter had had this theme running underneath the surface. In chapter 1, Paul wrote … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 202 – One Lord, one faith, one baptism

More poignant words from St. Paul today on the nature of faith, the Church and the Body of Christ. He starts Chapter 4 with the following: 1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 201 – The Church Will Teach the Angels

Today, Paul says something that if you think about it is truly mind blowing: 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 200 – The most Protestant verse in the bible …

… is actually Catholic. When we started this journey some 200 days ago, the first time I ever mentioned works came the response, “What about Ephesians 2:8?!” Which says, 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 199 – THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE EPHESIANS

Today we begin the Letter of Paul to the Ephesians. Some key background information about his book is that it was probably written between A.D. 60 to 62 while Paul was under house arrest in Rome. Paul had spent many … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 62 – Ananias and Sapphira and the Shadow of Peter

Today’s story of the punishment of Ananias and Sapphira is a tough read. The two sell their property to donate the proceeds to the Church but hold some back for themselves. The first impression the story leaves you with is … Continue reading

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Bible 1Yr – Day 30 – Peter and the Keys

There is a whole lot in Matthew 16 which we read today. First, the Pharisees and Scribes come to Jesus seeking a sign. Jesus says that no sign will be given to “an evil and unfaithful generation”. He says that … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 29 – Joseph test his Brothers and Feeding the Four Thousand

Old Testament Today we see Joseph’s brother return to Egypt to buy more food. As directed they return with their other brother Benjamin. They are still unaware that Pharaoh’s steward is their brother Joseph who they sold into slavery many … Continue reading

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The Synod on the Family, the Francis Effect and the Timelessness of the Catholic Church

All Christian eyes turn to Rome as approximately 200 Bishops meet for the Synod on the Family.  The secular world hopes that Pope Francis, who seeks a kinder, gentler, more loving, more merciful Church, will change Catholic teaching and come … Continue reading

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