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Magisterium by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Magisterium by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares ‘Magisterium’! Now that’s a mouthful! The word represents something that is a very important part of our Church that is both misunderstood and unheeded. It signifies the accumulated tradition of the Church, … Continue reading

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The Real Jesus by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Real Jesus by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares The title of this essay invites a couple of questions: Why concentrate an entire article on someone we all know well? Secondly, what do you mean by the ‘real’ Jesus? … Continue reading

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Spiritual Reality by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Spiritual Reality by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Presuppositions often underline all our thoughts and judgements. For instance, when we speak of leaders governing us, there is an underlining reality in our minds that we are speaking in the … Continue reading

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God’s Respect for Us by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “God’s Respect for Us by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares When things go wrong in this life we ask, almost rhetorically, ‘Where is God?’. We think He may be taking a break or something! We think God should be … Continue reading

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Surrender by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Surrender by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares The word ‘surrender’ has a very negative feel to it. It speaks of defeat and subsequent punishment. It often is used in the context of a nation’s capitulation to unjust aggression; or … Continue reading

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A God of Justice by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “A God of Justice by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares We are generally ok with the idea of a God of Mercy, but most people get a little nervous when you speak of a God of Justice. This brings … Continue reading

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Virtue Over Values by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Virtue Over Values by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Often people like to speak about their values. Everyone values something. Everyone has values. And this as it should be. But the problem with leaving this issue at this juncture … Continue reading

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A Firm Foundation by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “A Firm Foundation by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares For those who have been reading these essays, a fear or worry might be developing. If things are ‘going south’ in the world as I have been writing about, where … Continue reading

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Reasons for Hope by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Reasons for Hope by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares It is not news to anyone that we, as a country and as a world, are in trouble. The immorality we see around us; the abandonment of the Religious; the … Continue reading

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Winnowing Down to Essentials by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Winnowing Down to Essentials by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Maybe it is just because I am older, but I use to call men my age (72!) ‘old men’. So here I am looking every year more like my … Continue reading

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