Tag: "Mass"

The Penitential Rite and Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions
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The Penitential Rite and Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Did that which is good then bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, working death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold […]

Taking Little Children to Church and Living to Tell About It
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Taking Little Children to Church and Living to Tell About It

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On those very rare occasions when all 10 of us attend the same Mass – Christmas, Easter – we have been told that we look like the perfect family:  well-behaved, clean, kneeling and standing at the right times……perfect big Catholic family. We’re not perfect of course, but it’s kind of nice of them to say.  […]

The Marriage of the Lamb
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The Marriage of the Lamb

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No matter how many times I attend Mass, I still rarely attend with the presence of mind to realize I am attending a marriage ceremony.  This is the most central and important aspect of my Christian life, and it just doesn’t occur to me that this is a wedding taking place. More specifically, the Mass […]

How Spouses Can Live the Mass Together
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How Spouses Can Live the Mass Together

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The poor remodeler, he was so uncomfortable that I thought he might break into a sweat. In fact, he might already have been sweating, but I dared not look too closely, lest my scrutiny escalate his discomfort. He’d come to bid on our kitchen reconstruction and walked into more than he’d bargained for. However, the […]

Holy Mass: Heaven Is a Place on Earth
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Holy Mass: Heaven Is a Place on Earth

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For some time now, I have been reading The Priest In Union With Christ written by the late Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., described by some as “probably the 20th century’s greatest theologian” and “one of the Church’s all-time greatest authorities on the spiritual life.” Given the on-going attack on the nature of the priesthood, our […]

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