Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Perilous “Catholic” Voyage

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Our Lord promised that the gates of hell shall not prevail against [His Church] (Mt. 16.18). However, it does not mean that the gates of hell – that is, the diabolical power or the … Continue reading

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The Problem With the “Divine Mercy” Devotion

+ JMJ Feast of St. John Chrysostom The Church, during the time of Pope John XXIII, prohibited with a decree on November 19, 1958 the “Divine Mercy” devotion as received by Sr. Faustina. The Holy Office condemned it, establishing that … Continue reading

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Gospel Commentary: Mt. 8.1-13

+ JMJ Third Sunday after Epiphany When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him (v. 1). While the Lord taught on the mount, the disciples were with Him, for to them it was given to know the secret … Continue reading

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Mary, Our Mediatress

+ JMJ Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. (To Thee do we sigh, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.) On the Necessity of Mary’s Intercession for Our Salvation by St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori, Bishop … Continue reading

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The “Little Way of Spiritual Childhood” of St. Therese: Humility (I)

+ JMJ The first characteristic of a child and that which first strikes us is his littleness. In the supernatural order we must likewise first of all recognize our littleness. Amen I say to you, unless you be converted and … Continue reading

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God’s Business and Obedience

+ JMJ Feast of the Holy Family The Boy Jesus was lost for three days. All through His infancy there was talk of contradiction, swords, no room, exile, slaughter, and now there was lost. In those three days, Mary came to … Continue reading

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The Blessed Sacrament: Crown of Catholic Triumph

+ JMJ Almost all the provinces of the Spiriual Life are pervaded by a so-called ‘holy discouragement.’ We are something more than dissatisfied, something less than disheartened. When we look at ourselves, at our defeats, nay, even our victories, we … Continue reading

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Salvation in the Name of God

+ JMJ Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Whosoever that shall call upon the Name of the Lord, shall be saved (Joel 2.32). “The Name Jesus” by Abp. Fulton Sheen The Name Jesus was a fairly common one among the … Continue reading

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Circumcision and Catholic Infant Baptism

+ JMJ Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus This is My Covenant which you shall observe, between me and you, and thy seed after thee in their generations: All the male kind of you shall be circumcised: And … Continue reading

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Time and Eternity

+ JMJ Circumcision of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Time passes and does not return. God has assigned to each of us a definite time in which to fulfill His divine plan; we have only this time and shall have … Continue reading

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