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Browsing Archive: July, 2016

And with Sweet Sleep Mine Eyelids - A Meditation on a Beautiful Hymn of the Night

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, In : Daily Meditations 

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One of the great night prayer hymns, “All Praise to Thee My God This Night,” appears in numerous hymnals of the English tradition. Sadly, it is not in our current breviary, but I hope that the new one might feature it. It was written by Thomas Ken in 1709 and is most often sung to the beautiful tune of Tallis’ Ordinal, which you can hear in the video below.

Ideally, night prayer should include acts of thanksgiving and praise to God along with repentance f...


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The Sever "I Am" Statements of Jesus

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, July 4, 2016, In : RCIA 

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What Does It Mean When Scripture Says That God Hardens Certain Human Hearts?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, July 3, 2016, In : Our Lady's Promise 

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One of the more difficult biblical concepts to understand is that of God hardening the hearts and minds of certain people. The most memorable case is that of Pharaoh: before sending Moses to him, God said that He would “harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Ex 4:21). And there are other instances in which biblical texts speak of God hardening the hearts of sinners, even from among his own people.

What are we to make of texts like these, which explici...


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A Warning from Amos - What Do We Face?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, July 3, 2016, In : Our Lady's Promise 

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Though he lived in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, the prophet Amos was sent north by God to preach to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Perhaps no other prophet was as searing in his condemnation and as demanding in his call as was Amos. His prophecies of doom largely came true in the form of a huge earthquake that struck the region in 760 B.C. (two years after his death) and forty years later in the utter conquest and destruction of Israel in ...


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Peter in Jail - Five Facts of Faith We Learn from His Story

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, July 3, 2016,

 

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Today’s Feast of Saints Peter and Paul honors two pillars of the early Church. While all the Apostles form the foundation, Peter and Paul stand out profoundly in terms of their influence and their work. And while some suggest a division between them, the Church insists that they must been seen together; hence their feast is set forth in this way.

Indeed, those who see division between them base it on only one text (Galatians 2:11), in which...


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Injustice to the Poor and the Coming Judgment

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, July 3, 2016, In : Our Lady's Promise 

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As we continue to read from the Book of the Prophet Amos it becomes clear that a grave sin among the people of that age was injustice to the poor. Consider an excerpt from today’s passage (Friday of the 13th Week of the Year):

Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end … [you] buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and sell the chaff of the wheat. The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Su...


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