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Encountering the Word – Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) 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

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A Timeless Lesson and the Burden of Sin

I have been thinking a great deal about my experience at Reconciliation this past Saturday. I felt an intense and unexplainable urge to go and confess my sins when I woke up that morning. I try to go every six weeks or so, but this was no routine visit to the priest for me. I needed to unburden myself of [...]

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Encountering the Word — Hebrews 9:27-28

“And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:27-28) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with [...]

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In Mercy He Comes to Us

The Gospels tell an incredible story. A virginal conception. Miraculous healings. Even people coming back from the dead. How are we to know that it’s not all just a fanciful fabrication? There is much evidence for the reliability of the Gospels, but here is one of the strongest bits of evidence I know. Think for a minute. If you were [...]

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God’s Antidote to Sin and Death

The serpent’s bite was a deadly one. The venom had worked its way deep into the heart of the entire human race, doing its gruesome work. The anti-venom was unavailable until He appeared. One drop was all that was needed, so potent was this antidote. Yet it was not like Him to be stingy. He poured out all he had, [...]

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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 [...]

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The Path to Life Leads Through Death

The Final Journey to Jerusalem Begins The account of the raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus is the seventh of the seven signs in St. John’s Gospel that announce the fulfillment of the Old Covenant in the New Covenant and the passing away of the old rites, replaced by the grace and sacraments of Jesus Christ. It is also the [...]

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Important Lessons for Living in the Light

In St. John’s Gospel, there is the account of the healing of the man born blind (John 9:1-41). It is the sixth of the seven signs recounted by St. John that announce the fulfillment of the Old Covenant in the New Covenant and the passing away of the old rites, replaced by the grace and sacraments of Jesus Christ. It is [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from St. Basil the Great

“There is still time for endurance, time for patience, time for healing, time for change. Have you slipped? Rise up. Have you sinned? Cease. Do not stand among sinners, but leap aside.” (St. Basil the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) January 2 is the Memorial of St. Basil the Great (A.D. 330 – 379) and St. Gregory Nazianzen [...]

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Encountering the Word — Romans 8:14-17

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, [...]