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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for November 9, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, November 10, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 

BUILDING BLOCKS

"I laid a foundation as a wise master-builder might do." –1 Corinthians 3:10

The international outreach of the Pope and the Vatican has probably never been greater than the present. Pope John Paul II was a prolific missionary pope. We have more dioceses and parishes than at any time in the two-thousand-year history of the Church. Geographically, the Church has never been as "catholic" (universal) as today. Nevertheless, the Church is struggling, especially in Western Europ...


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2 Corinthians

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

2 Cor 1  —  MAKING MATTERS WORSE

"If we are afflicted it is for your encouragement and salvation, and when we are consoled it is for your consolation, so that you may endure." —2 Corinthians 1:6

Once again, the Corinthians have Paul beside himself. He writes more to them than to anyone else. They drive him to write his most personal letter. In Asia, Paul was crushed beyond his "strength, even to the point of despairing of life" (1:8). The Corinthians only made matters worse by ...


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1 Corinthians

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

1 Cor 1  —  CROSS PURPOSES

"The message of the cross is complete absurdity to those who are headed for ruin, but to us who are experiencing salvation it is the power of God." — 1 Corinthians 1:18

Of all the churches in the Bible, Corinth may have been the most similar to the churches of today. Corinth was sharply divided, bound by sexual sin, and crazy about sports. In His mercy, the Lord richly endowed them "with every gift of speech and knowledge" (1:5). However, they were in...


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