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Mass isn't a performance

There was once a time in my uncritical life when I thought the Mass I experienced in the 1950s was the exact Mass Jesus had "instituted" during His Last Supper and the Church had faithfully passed on for almost 20 centuries -- including the vestments and Latin.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Where is Spirit leading us?
In listening to Sunday's readings, we must remember that the definition of the Trinity we learned in our Baltimore Catechism -- "three persons in one God" -- wasn't formulated until the Council of Nicea in 325 CE, more than 130 years after John's Gospel was written.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Holy Spirit, always causing confusion
The axiom, "If you don't use it, you'll lose it," even applies to the Holy Spirit.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

All about the afterlife
One of the things about which I was certain as a child were the events that were going to kick in the moment I'd die. The catechism was black and white on the issue, and, one way or another, our religion teachers constantly reminded us of it.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

What the Holy Spirit wants
How do we know what the Holy Spirit wants us to do, and why is it important that we know? The answer to the last question is given in Sunday's Gospel (John 14:23-29).
Thursday, April 28, 2016








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