Tag: "gospel"

St. Luke, Evangelist and Historian
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St. Luke, Evangelist and Historian

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Today is the Feast of St. Luke the evangelist. Luke was a native of Antioch and unlike the other New Testament writers, was not a Jew, but a Greek. When we look for Luke in the Scriptures, we first come across his Gospel, but from a historical perspective, his first mention is not in the […]

The Joy of the Gospel of Life
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The Joy of the Gospel of Life

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When I was about middle school age, I participated in a life chain with my mom. We lined up shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of other pro-life people along a busy stretch of road in my hometown. We held up pro-life signs and prayed.  I don’t remember much about the day, except where we were standing, and […]

The Place to Turn for Truly Good News
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The Place to Turn for Truly Good News

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For quite a while, I’ve tried to give up watching the news on TV each night. My radio almost always has been tuned to St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOX, “NewsRadio 1120,” for news, traffic, weather and sports – until about six months ago, when I decided to listen only to St. Louis Cardinals baseball. All […]

Is Jesus Christ at Odds With the Catholic Church?
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Is Jesus Christ at Odds With the Catholic Church?

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Have you ever wondered if Jesus actually believed everything He taught to those around Him? This is an out of the box type of question but it’s one that is gaining momentum amongst people who wish to defend a personal position contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Their method is to use Christ […]

Waterboy, Where are You Hiding?
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Waterboy, Where are You Hiding?

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John Mark was only a boy when he met Jesus. His mother Mary, a prominent member of the seventy disciples who followed Jesus throughout his three-year ministry, opened her home to the Lord and his Apostles. In the upper room of Mary’s house they held the Last Supper. Six weeks later the Apostles and Mary […]

The Synod and Being Afraid of the Gospel
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The Synod and Being Afraid of the Gospel

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As editor here at Catholic Lane, we’ve received a lot of submissions regarding the synod. Our correspondent Karee Santos has been busy giving you her thoughts on the Synod from the standpoint of someone who deals with marriage prep in the real world. I’ve received several submissions from readers who wish to offer their own […]

Consider Christ
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Consider Christ

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With today’s writing I want to speak to an audience I don’t normally speak to.  We “smart” Catholics like to look down on those who don’t do things the way we do.  We look down on those who aren’t there with us every Sunday at Mass.  This is the audience I’d like to speak to. […]

Why You Should Receive Communion Kneeling and on the Tongue
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Why You Should Receive Communion Kneeling and on the Tongue

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In the 13 years I have been a practicing Catholic, I have been a traditionalist all but two of them.  As a result, I have received communion on the tongue and kneeling for eleven years.  I’ve also found that the way we traditionalists receive communion is something that many Catholics outside of the Extraordinary Form […]

We Must Evangelize
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We Must Evangelize

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It’s the great dilemma for Catholics. We know that we are to share Christ. We are to go into the highways and byways and even into the Internet superhighway and tell the world about Jesus Christ and His Church. But we don’t know what to do about that troublesome word: proselytizing. Evangelism is good. Proselytizing is bad. […]

Bloody Good News
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Bloody Good News

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Before seminary I worked as a reporter.  In the news business we used a saying to determine whether a story merited front-page coverage or should be placed on the back page.   “If it bleeds, it leads.”  In newspaper jargon, it means, “If you want blood, we’ve got it,” and never let the facts get in […]

Hating Tim Tebow
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Hating Tim Tebow

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I grew up in Denver and am admittedly biased. I’m a Denver Broncos fanatic. In the Mile High City, the Broncos are more than just a football team; they’re an institution. Everybody loves a comeback. Former Broncos quarterback John Elway — one of the greatest QBs in NFL history — had comebacks in his DNA. […]

The Gospel According to Tobit
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The Gospel According to Tobit

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The Book of Tobit is no less than the venerable and holy gospel of Jesus Christ. By this, I mean that it tells the story of a father sending his only son into the world to redeem a bride, saving her from the curse of death. In addition, we are treated with some of the […]

Reflections for Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Reflections for Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion (1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; Psalm 40:2,4,7-10; 1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20; John 1:35-42) Saying Yes to Jesus’ Invitation to Make Him Our Lord and Savior  “Behold, the Lamb of God.” (John 1:36) Most of us became Catholics as infants, when our parents presented us to the church for baptism. That […]

No Paul, No Jesus; Know Paul, Know Jesus
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No Paul, No Jesus; Know Paul, Know Jesus

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Saint Paul wrote that he was “all things to all people.”  Paul was a Jew, a Roman citizen, a Pharisee, an apostle, a preacher, a teacher, a tentmaker, and an evangelizer.  And Paul was a writer.  Thirteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament are attributed to him, making him a prolific composer.   He […]