Tag Archives: St. Peter

The Petrine Confession

+ JMJ Wednesday in Easter Week In today’s Epistle (Acts 3.13-15,17-19), we hear the following from the second sermon of St. Peter the Apostle, filled with the Holy Ghost (4.8), at the porch of Solomon in the Jewish Temple : The God of Abraham, … Continue reading

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Catholic Dogma on Hell (II)

+ JMJ Ninth Sunday after Pentecost The Reality of Hell In our previous post, cf., “Catholic Dogma on Hell (I),” we underlined how this Catholic concept is an eternal truth which proceeds from the reality of God Who Is BOTH … Continue reading

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“Without Me, you can do nothing” (Jn. 15.5)

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Great confidence in God and an acute awareness of human misery and insufficiency dominate the Liturgy of today’s Mass. These two Christian dispositions are closely connected, for it is the consciousness of our nothingness … 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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Christian Doctrinal Instruction: Heaven

+ JMJ Second Sunday of Lent Lord, it is good for us to be here (Mt. 17.4). IN this day’s gospel we read, that wishing to give his disciples a glimpse of the glory of Paradise, in order to animate … Continue reading

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Apostolic Succession

+ JMJ Feast of St. Matthias St. Peter, being the Prince of the Apostles, moved that the vacancy in the Apostolic College, left by the fall of Judas by transgression (Ac. 1.25), be filled (Ac. 1.16-22). St. Matthias was elected to … Continue reading

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“Thy Kingdom Come!”

+ JMJ Sixth Sunday after Epiphany The kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; which is the least indeed of all seeds, but when it is grown … Continue reading

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God’s Tolerance for the Wicked

+ JMJ Fifth Sunday after Epiphany The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his filed. But… his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat (Mt. 13.24-25). God has sown the good seed … Continue reading

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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 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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