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The Gathering Storm by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Gathering Storm by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint As wonderful as our country is, we have made some serious mistakes in our history: slavery, the isolation of Native Americans, and the internment of Japanese Americans. But the thing … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Paradise Lost by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint There is an old Joni Mitchell song that has this verse in it: “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone! They paved … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Magi

Share the post “The Feast of the Magi” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The Feast of the Magi “When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is the … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Magi, continued

Share the post “The Feast of the Magi, continued” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Is there any history behind this feast? Yes, there is actually.  According to About.com: “Like many of the most ancient Christian feasts, Epiphany was first celebrated in the East, where … Continue reading

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Passion and Freedom by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Passion and Freedom by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Sometimes we are absolutely sure that we are right and everyone else is wrong. We approach these judgments with a fervor and a conviction that seems to preclude any other … Continue reading

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Excessive Unnecessary Magnificent Love by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Excessive Unnecessary Magnificent Love by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the most challenging questions that faced me when I was on Sabbatical in Jerusalem was the question posed by one of the Non-Christian Scholars that taught us. … Continue reading

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The Season of Christmas, part two

Share the post “The Season of Christmas, part two” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Yes, folks you are reading the title of this reflection correctly, Christmas is not only a day in the Church year, but a season in the Church year as well!  … Continue reading

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The Season of Christmas

Share the post “The Season of Christmas” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustusthat the whole world should be enrolled.This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.So all went to be enrolled, each … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Share the post “The Fourth Sunday of Advent” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Mary set outand traveled to the hill country in hasteto a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariahand greeted Elizabeth.When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,the infant leaped in her … Continue reading

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The Nameless Virtue by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Nameless Virtue by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Having considered the Theological Virtues of Faith and Hope in the last two reflections (Faithful,12/09/18) (Ultimate Concern, 12/16/18), one would naturally expect this essay to center on the third of … Continue reading

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