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  • "Many Members, One Body" (Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a)

    01/26/2019 8:18:31 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 27, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Many Members, One Body” (1 Corinthians 12:12-31a)I’m sure most of you have heard the children’s nursery song that goes like this: Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes! Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes! And eyes and ears and mouth and nose, Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes! This is a cute little song that teaches the child the various parts of his or her body. But that’s the understood assumption, namely, that all these body parts go together and are meant to work together in that child’s body. It’s not like these various body...
  • Have You Ever Really Seen the Stars?

    01/07/2019 8:09:30 AM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-06-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Have You Ever Really Seen the Stars? Msgr. Charles Pope • January 6, 2019 • One of the central elements in the Epiphany story is the star. There are numerous theories as to what exactly it was. It may not have been a star at all, but Jupiter or Saturn, which are said to have come quite close to Earth around the year 6 B.C. I thought of that the other day because Jupiter is currently bright in the southeastern sky a couple of hours before sunrise along the East Coast of the U.S. With high-powered binoculars one can...
  • The Journey of Faith – A Homily for the Feast of Epiphany

    01/06/2019 7:52:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-05-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Journey of Faith – A Homily for the Feast of Epiphany Msgr. Charles Pope • January 5, 2019 • There are so many wonderful details in the Epiphany story: the call of the Gentiles, their enthusiastic response, the significance of the star they seek, the gifts they bring, the dramatic interaction with Herod, and their ultimate rejection of Herod in favor of Christ.In this meditation, I would like to follow these Magi in their journey of faith to become “Wise Men.” As magi, they followed the faint stars, distant points of light; as wise men, they follow Jesus,...
  • "Finding Jesus: A Joyous Epiphany" (Sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord, on Matthew 2:1-12)

    01/05/2019 8:49:15 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 6, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Finding Jesus: A Joyous Epiphany” (Matthew 2:1-12) Today is January 6, and that means today is Epiphany. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a major festival in the church year, a big one, almost on a par with Christmas. And, like Christmas, Epiphany is a fixed-date festival, meaning it always falls on the same date, regardless of the day of the week. So most years we celebrate Epiphany with a special service on a day other than Sunday, and we have to make a special effort to get here. But this year January 6 happens to fall on a Sunday,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-06-19, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/05/2019 7:40:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-06-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6 2019 The Epiphany of the Lord Reading 1 Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of the sea...
  • 12th Day of Christmas: Wise Men from the East

    01/05/2019 5:38:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Catholic Report ^ | Jan 2017 | Sandra Miesel
    We Three Kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar. . . . Who were these gift-bearing kings, these Wise Men of the East? What has their mission meant to Christians across the ages? The Wise Men—not yet called kings—make only a single appearance in Holy Scripture. St. Matthew’s Gospel (Mt 2:1-12) tells of their arrival in Jerusalem shortly after the birth of Jesus. In ancient texts of Scripture the Wise Men are Magoi in Greek and Magi in Latin. The singular form, Magos/Magus, is the source of our English word “magician” but had multiple meanings in Biblical times....
  • The History of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

    01/01/2019 2:19:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    CNA ^ | Fr. Calvin Goodwin
    The song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of the Church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. To fit the number scheme, when you reach number 9, representing the Fruits of the Holy Ghost, the originator combined...
  • Wow! New York Times NeverTrump columnist Bret Stephens comes around on Trump’s brilliance

    11/04/2018 3:53:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    I was shocked reading this column (non-paywalled version here) appearing today in the New York Times, written by a true NeverTrump conservative, Bret Stephens. ... After briefly excoriating Trump for running on “fear” instead of basking in his accomplishments (which contradicts the political wisdom that voters rarely vote out of gratitude), Stephens gets to the nub of his semi-confession: Trump is really smart. Of course, he has to present that revelation in disparaging terms, but it is a couple of steps better than “Trump is an idiot.” The mystery of Donald Trump is what impels him to overturn the usual...
  • Trump 2020?

    10/06/2018 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 74 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | October 5, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    I have long been critical of Republicans who abandoned principles to stand with Trump and I am as critical of Republicans who abandon principles to oppose Trump. Principle should stay because people go. The Kavanaugh nomination has been clarifying in this regard. Seeing some conservatives willing to aid and abet character assassins because Trump nominated Kavanaugh is disgusting. I find myself in an odd position where, for the first time, I see myself, one of the original so-called “Never Trump conservatives,” voting for President Trump in 2020. I have inevitably concluded at times that Trump would do something to push...
  • New York Times columnist thanks Trump for standing up to Democrats' 'bullying' of Kavanaugh

    10/04/2018 12:23:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    New York Times columnist and Never Trump conservative Bret Stephens felt the wrath of Twitter Thursday after he penned a column in appreciation of the president for standing up to the Democrats’ “sly moral bullying” of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. “For the first time since Donald Trump entered the political fray, I find myself grateful that he’s in it,” Mr. Stephens wrote. “I’m grateful because Trump has not backed down in the face of the slipperiness, hypocrisy and dangerous standard-setting deployed by opponents of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” he continued. Mr. Stephens even criticized...
  • Varvel: How I went from a Trump critic to a Trump supporter

    07/13/2018 10:29:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | July 11, 2018 | Gary Varvel
    Link only per agreement with Gannett.
  • WalkAway: A Word From a Recovering Liberal

    07/02/2018 7:26:51 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 75 replies
    By KrisAnne Hall, JD Right up front, there are some things that I need to tell you about myself. I want you to know where I came from and how I got to where I am today — my walkaway path. I don’t want to ever be accused of deception or dishonesty. So, in full disclosure: I was not born a Constitutionalist. I did not live my life with an inherent understanding of Liberty and what is necessary to defend it. I was not raised a Christian. For some, these things will be a stumbling block, so you need to...
  • WalkAway Campaign- WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM & THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    06/25/2018 12:14:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 29 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 6/24/18 | unknown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pjs7uoOkag&feature=youtu.be #WalkAway Campaign- WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM & THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY A comment from below the video: Sheron Evans “Actually..............this has been the democratic party from the start. Watch Dinesh D'Souza's last movie. The History of the Democratic Party. They were and are the party of racism and KKK. And now it has grown even worse. They are almost as bad if not worse than the mob. I heard someone say the other day that many republicans are afraid to run for office and their families don't want them to because of the things the democratic party does to those...
  • Never Trump Glen Beck Bends the Knee -- Dons MAGA Hat$ Predicts Trump 2020 Win

    05/20/2018 5:44:39 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 35 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 20, 2018 | Neounrealist
    Video at you tube link above
  • "Where Is the Healing?" (Sermon on Mark 1:29-39)

    02/03/2018 7:02:07 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 4, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Where Is the Healing?” (Mark 1:29-39) Every year during the Epiphany season, we get Gospel readings in which Jesus is doing the activities of his public ministry. We see Jesus busy with things like preaching, teaching, and healing the sick. For example, take the readings from Mark 1 we’ve had these last few weeks. Two weeks ago we heard Jesus preaching, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Last week Jesus was in the synagogue teaching, and “he taught them as one...
  • "The War of the Worlds" (Sermon on Mark 1:21-28)

    01/27/2018 4:54:47 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 28, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The War of the Worlds” (Mark 1:21-28) Have you ever heard of “The War of the Worlds”? No, I’m not talking about H. G. Wells’s classic novel about Martians invading Earth. Nor am I talking about Orson Welles’s radio version of “The War of the Worlds,” which had some people thinking it was an actual news broadcast. And I don’t mean the movie versions that have been made, either. No, “The War of the Worlds” I’m talking about today is no piece of fiction. It is very real, and it has been going on for a very long time. It...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Third Sunday After the Epiphany (Gueranger)

    01/20/2018 9:57:39 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Green Semidouble THE VARIATION OF EASTER SUNDAY necessitates almost every year a different arrangement of the Sundays after the Epiphany from that in which they stand in the Missal. Septuagesima often comes in January and the Feast of the Purification is occasionally later than Quinquagesima Sunday; hence the office of these four last Sundays may have to be transferred to another season of the liturgical cycle. We have inserted here the third and fourth Sundays as usually falling in Christmastide, while the office of the fifth and sixth Sundays will be found near Septuagesima and the second after Pentecost,...
  • "Hold Lightly to the Things of This World" (Sermon on 1 Corinthians 7:29-31)

    01/20/2018 7:12:07 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 21, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Hold Lightly to the Things of This World” (1 Corinthians 7:29-31) Are you married? Some of you are, some of you aren’t. OK, so let’s broaden the field. How about these questions: Are there times when you mourn? Are there times when you rejoice? Or how about these: Do you ever buy goods? Do you ever have dealings with the world? OK, now I think I’ve got everybody covered. Well, here’s what I want you to do today. Two words: Stop it. That’s it: Stop it. Stop doing those things! Live like you’re not married. Stop mourning. Stop rejoicing. Live...
  • Ex-Planned Parenthood Director: ‘My Goal Is to Make Abortion Unthinkable’

    01/16/2018 11:37:58 AM PST · by boatbums · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A former Planned Parenthood health center director says her main goal is not to make abortion illegal or even to defund Planned Parenthood, but, instead to make the entire idea of abortion “unthinkable.” Abby Johnson, now a national pro-life leader, tells Breitbart News that, as the March for Life approaches Friday, it is understandable many pro-life activists are focused on eliminating taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. “But, if I’m totally honest, my main goal is not to defund Planned Parenthood,” Johnson said during an interview. “My main goal is not even to make abortion illegal. My goal is to make...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Second Sunday After the Epiphany (Gueranger)

    01/13/2018 10:07:11 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Green Semidouble THE THIRD MYSTERY of the Epiphany shows us the completion of the merciful designs of God upon the world, at the same time that it manifests to us, for the third time, the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Star has led the soul to faith; the sanctified Waters of the Jordan have conferred purity upon her; the Marriage Feast unites her to her God. We have been considering, during this Octave, the Bridegroom revealing himself to the Spouse; we have heard him calling her to come to him from the heights of Libanus;...