Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Divine Farewell

+ JMJ Third Sunday after Easter Today’s liturgy begins to direct our thoughts toward the coming Ascension of Jesus: A little while, and now you shall not see Me… because I go to the Father… The Holy Gospel (Jn. 16.16-22) … Continue reading

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Catholic Unity: “That they all may be one…” (Jn. 17.21)

+ JMJ Feast of St. Paul of the Cross The “High-Priestly” prayer of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that they all may be one…, is being offered to be the justification for Vatican’s endorsement of that “Ecumenical Movement” spearheaded … Continue reading

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The God of Intimacy

+ JMJ Good Shepherd Sunday   I know Mine, and Mine know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father (Jn. 10.11,16, from today’s Gospel). Although there is no question here of equality, but merely that … Continue reading

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The God of Liberality

+ JMJ Good Shepherd Sunday The Liturgy today sums up in the gentle figure of the Good Shepherd all the Jesus has done for our souls. The shepherd is everything to his flock; their life, their sustenance, and their care … Continue reading

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God’s Ways, Not Our Ways

+ JMJ Low Sunday In today’s Gospel (Jn. 20.19-31), the Divine Savior had pity on the tottering faith of the Apostle Thomas – and on ours, too; and Our Lord allowed him not only to see Him, as He had … Continue reading

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The “Pure Spiritual Milk” of Christians

+ JMJ Low Sunday Today’s Liturgy is concerned in a very special way with the newly baptized, who, at the close of Easter week, laid aside the white garments which they had received at the baptismal font. It is actually … Continue reading

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“My sacrifice and yours…”: The Priesthood of the Ordained Christian “Minister” and that of the Laity

+ JMJ Feast of St. Justin Martyr The most illustrious opponent of pagan philosophers Mid-summer of 1916 in Fatima, Portugal, the angel returned and admonished Lucy, Francisco, and Jacinta who lounged in the shade of a fig tree after returning … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Victory Over Sin and Death

+ JMJ Easter Sunday This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein (Ps. 117.24) This is the most excellent day – the day of God – the happiest day in the whole year, … Continue reading

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“We have an altar” (Heb. 13.10): The Institution of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

+ JMJ Holy Thursday At last, the long-looked-for day has come when Our Lord is to fulfil the promise He made to the Jews that He would give us the living bread… of God (cf., Jn. 6.26-59 in our post “The Real … Continue reading

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Christian Love: Love of the Cross

+ JMJ Holy Week Love unites one person to another. In the Christian life, it is charity or the supernatural love that pours forth from the Sacred Heart of Jesus into our hearts that alone can unite us fully to … Continue reading

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