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  • A Declaration of Independence
    Thomas, the Apostle, reveals the error of our age - Post by Stu Nolan, 7/3/2019

    “On this Feast Day of Thomas, the Apostle, and the day before our nation celebrates its Independence, consider yet another connection between the Bible -- with its famous account of the episode that gave rise to the term "Doubting Thomas" -- and that great document, the Declaration of Independence, which is so often cited for recognizing in every person certain inalienable rights by virtue of him or her being a son or daughter of God. ... ”

  • A new "In the Works"
    St. Thomas the Apostle & Independence Day - Post by Stu Nolan, 7/3/2019

    “A new edition of our occasional newsletter is now available. See (http://legalworks.bmeurl.co/8E7F1B7) In the Works. ... ”

  • Do You Want to Have a Good Christmas? Then Listen Carefully to this Advent Message: ?You Need a Savior!?
    Post by Msgr. Charles Pope , 11/30/2016

    “One of the goals of Advent (in many ways a penitential season) is to meditate on our need for a savior. In daily Mass and in the Liturgy of the Hours, we read lengthy passages from Isaiah and the other prophets, who speak boldly and bluntly about the people’s sin. Some of the passages are even a bit humorous. Here are a few: ... ”

  • Do You Want to Have a Good Christmas? Then Listen Carefully to this Advent Message: ?You Need a Savior!?
    Post by Msgr. Charles Pope , 11/30/2016

    “One of the goals of Advent (in many ways a penitential season) is to meditate on our need for a savior. In daily Mass and in the Liturgy of the Hours, we read lengthy passages from Isaiah and the other prophets, who speak boldly and bluntly about the people’s sin. Some of the passages are even a bit humorous. Here are a few: ... ”

  • The Bridegroom Comes! A Reflection on the Great Wedding Feast That Advent Announces
    Post by Msgr. Charles Pope, 11/29/2016

    “The coming of Christ at Christmas was as an infant and thus we don't usually think of wedding imagery. Yet since the first coming of Christ has certainly already been fulfilled, we now focus more on His second coming, of which the first coming is a sacramental reminder. ... ”

  • Pondering the Approaching Feast of the Word Made Flesh
    Post by Msgr. Charles Pope, 11/27/2016

    “As Catholics, we open Advent with the New Testament. We read its earliest pages, and the light shows brighter than ever as one covenant passes on and the New Covenant begins. The Groom has found his Bride. ... ”

  • Run to Jesus! An Advent Reflection
    Post by Msgr. Charles Pope , 11/24/2016

    “The Lord’s coming is near. And though we have all been well taught that the word “Advent” means “coming,” there is the danger that we think that we are only passively waiting for Him to come. It is not just that the Lord is coming to us; we are also journeying to Him. In fact, as the Advent prayers in the Roman Missal instruct, we ought to run, not walk, and hasten to greet Him as He draws near. ... ”

  • The King of Mercy
    Post by Rev. Paul Scalia, 11/17/2016

    “This week, as we anticipate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and the close of the Jubilee of Mercy, we reflect on how Christ combines kingship with mercy. ... ”

  • Rigidity Dog Whistle
    Post by Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, 11/16/2016

    “In a recent interview, Pope Francis said: “Sometimes I’ve found myself in front of people who are too strict, who have a rigid attitude. And I wonder: How come such a rigidity? Dig, dig, this rigidity always hides something: insecurity, sometimes even more. . . .Rigidity is defensive. True love is not rigid.” He may have been unaware he was using a code word, to the chagrin of many faithful Catholics. ... ”

  • Avoiding Extremes - A Post-Election Reflection
    Post by Msgr. Charles Pope, 11/13/2016

    “In the aftermath of the recent election I have noticed a tendency toward extremes. I'd like to point them out and counsel something of a via media. ... ”

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