Tag Archives: Confession

A Heart “Black But Beautiful…”

+ J.M.J. I am black but beautiful… therefore the King hath loved me and… brought me into His storerooms (Antiphon of the Office of Matins, from Canticle of Canticles 1.4,3) St. John of the Cross teaches us that “in the … Continue reading

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The Catholic “Peace”

+ J.M.J. Tuesday in the Octave of Easter Peace be to you; it is I, fear not (Lk. 24.36). Such is the Easter grace our Great Victor imparts to those who seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified (Mk. 16.6, from the … Continue reading

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“Absolvo te…” (II)

+ JMJ Dominica in albis   Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained (Jn. 20.22-23, from the Holy Gospel for today). Penance as a Sacrament In … Continue reading

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“An Ass Tied”

+ JMJ Second Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied (Mt. 21.2) On the Habitual Sinner “WISHING to enter Jerusalem, to be there … Continue reading

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The Dumb Devil

+ JMJ Third Sunday of Lent Jesus was casting out a devil, and the same was dumb (Lk. 11.14) “On Concealing Sins in Confession” A Sermon of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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“On Impenitence”

+ JMJ Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Lord, my daughter is even now dead (from today’s Gospel, Mt. 9.18-26) A sermon of St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori  How great is God’s goodness! how difficult it is to obtain pardon from a man … Continue reading

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On Concealing Sins in Confession

+ JMJ And he was casting out a devil, and the same was dumb (Lk. 11.14). THE devil does not bring sinners to hell with their eyes open: he first blinds them with the malice of their own sins. ”For their … Continue reading

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“Penance!”

+ JMJ Feast of the Apparition of the Immaculate Conception in Lourdes, France “Penance!” Such was the main purpose of the many requests Our Immaculate Mother made in Her apparition in Lourdes; the same request She insisted all the more … 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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