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Encountering the Word — Luke 23:34

“And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’” (Luke 23:34) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this [...]

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Photograph © by Andy CoanMission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

Good Friday and the Victory of the Cross

The terror of crucifixion Terrorism is nothing new.  It’s probably as old as the human race. In fact the cradle of civilization, now Iraq, was the home of the most infamous terrorists of antiquity, the Assyrians.  Their goal was to conquer their neighbors in a way that would minimize  initial resistance and subsequent rebellion.  To do this, they knew fear [...]

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Encountering the Word — Luke 12:49-53

“I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against [...]

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Encountering the Word — 2 Timothy 1:7

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank [...]

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Encountering the Word — John 12:25

“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (John 12:25) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your [...]

"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Teresa of Avila

“So dearly does His Majesty love us that He will reward our love for our neighbor by increasing the love which we bear to Himself, and that in a thousand ways.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church) October 15 — Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515-1582) If you liked this quote, please [...]

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Encountering the Word — Ezekiel 18:30b-31a

“Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed against me, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!” (Ezekiel 18:30b-31a) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below [...]

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Encountering the Word — 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“…but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I [...]

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Encountering the Word — Philippians 1:21

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this entry