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  • "The Real Jesus Is All You Really Need" (John 1:1-18; Ephesians 1:3-14)

    03/21/2018 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Real Jesus Is All You Really Need” (John 1:1-18; Ephesians 1:3-14) In Sunday morning Bible class, we’re doing a study based on the book, “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs.” And in these midweek Lenten services, we’ve been picking up on themes from the book, as well. “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs.” The premise of the book is that in our society people come up with false christs to fit their own presuppositions and desires. The real Jesus does not fit their idea of what he should be like, so...
  • "The Gospel on a Pole" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, on John 3:14-21)

    03/10/2018 2:23:46 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 14 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Gospel on a Pole” (John 3:14-21) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” That, of course, is John 3:16, a verse you all know. Because it sums up the good news of Christ so succinctly, John 3:16 is often called “the gospel in a nutshell.” But today, instead of the nutshell, this morning we’re going to be looking at the verses right before it, what I call, “The Gospel on a Pole.” The gospel on a pole? What’s that? Well, what I’m...
  • "One Option or the Only Way?" (Lenten sermon on John 14:1-6)

    03/07/2018 9:12:00 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | March 7, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “One Option or the Only Way?” (John 14:1-6) We live in an age of religious pluralism. Religious pluralism is the belief that there are a plurality of religions, many religions, that can work. No one religion has a corner on the truth. All religions are equally valid. What really matters is you being a good person, however that is defined. So whatever religion you choose, that is your choice, and that’s fine for you. Your religion is just one option among many equally valid options. All roads lead to heaven. And going along with that idea, then, is this: You...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John of God, Confessor (Gueranger)

    03/07/2018 9:00:48 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THIS DAY LAST MONTH we were keeping the feast of St. John of Matha, whose characteristic virtue was charity; our Saint of today was like him: love for his neighbor led him to devote himself to the service of them that most needed help. Both are examples to us of what is a principal duty of this present Season: they are models of Fraternal Charity. They teach us this great lesson—that our love of God is false, if our hearts are not disposed to show mercy to our neighbor, and help him in his necessities and troubles....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John of Matha, Confessor (Gueranger)

    02/07/2018 9:03:59 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double WE WERE CELEBRATING, not many days ago, the memory of Peter Nolasco, who was inspired by the holy Mother of God to found an Order for the ransoming of Christian captives from the infidels: today, we have to honor the generous saint to whom this sublime work was first revealed. He established, under the name of the most holy Trinity, a body of religious men who bound themselves by vow to devote their energies, their privations, their liberty, nay, their very life, to the service of the poor slaves who were groaning under the Saracen yoke. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Bosco, Confessor (Gueranger)

    01/30/2018 9:24:15 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double AT THE CLOSE of the month dedicated to honoring the infancy of our Savior, St. John Bosco leads to the Child Jesus—to Jesus the worker—the multitude of young people and workers to whom he dedicated his life. Let us turn our attention to the Lessons which abbreviate this holy man’s life and work. Joannes Bosco, humili loco natus apud Castum Novum in Astensibus atque sanctissime, patre amisso, disciplina materna institutus, mira de se vel a prima ætate portendit. Ingenio enim mitis atque ad pietatem pronus, singulari se gerebat auctoritate inter æquales, quorum lites dirimere, faciles rixas componere,...
  • "Philip and Nathanael: A Story of Witnessing" (Sermon on John 1:43-51)

    01/13/2018 8:01:49 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies ^ | January 14, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Philip and Nathanael: A Story of Witnessing” (John 1:43-51) The Holy Gospel for today, from John 1, takes place very early in Jesus’ ministry, when he was first gathering his disciples. It’s the story of Philip and Nathanael, how they came to be disciples and follow our Lord. It’s the story of “Philip and Nathanael: A Story of Witnessing.” Now today let their story become your story also. The story begins with Jesus finding Philip and saying to him, “Follow me.” Notice that: Jesus finds Philip. Just like he finds us. He seeks us out, even when we were not...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist (Gueranger)

    01/02/2018 9:10:03 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Simple THE OCTAVE of the Beloved Disciple closes today; let us devoutly offer him our parting homage. We shall meet him again during the year, for on the 6th of May, when the Resurrection of his Divine Master is gladdening the Church with the Easter joys, we shall have the Feast of our Apostle’s Confession, made before the Latin Gate:—but his grand Feast ends today, and he has done too much for us this Christmas that we should allow this Octave Day to pass without returning him our warmest thanks. Let us begin by exciting ourselves to a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist (Gueranger)

    12/26/2017 9:42:09 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double of the Second Class with Simple Octave NEAREST TO JESUS’ CRIB after Stephen, stands John, the Apostle and Evangelist. It was only right that the first place should be assigned to him who so loved his God that he shed his blood in his service; for, as this God himself declares, greater love than this hath no man, that he lay down his life for his friends, and Martyrdom has ever been counted, by the Church, as the greatest act of love, and as having, consequently, the power of remitting sins, like a second Baptism. But next...
  • "And the Word Became Flesh" (Sermon for Christmas Day, on John 1:1-18)

    12/25/2017 12:00:41 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies ^ | December 25, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “And the Word Became Flesh” (John 1:1-18) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Christmas marks a dividing line between truth and error. The reality of what happened at Christmas--namely, that the Word became flesh--that reality is so shocking, so utterly unreasonable and offensive, that it drives people crazy. It causes them to deny the truth and to promote error in its place. Most all the classic heresies that have been around...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John of the Cross, Confessor (Gueranger)

    11/24/2017 1:42:00 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double LET US go with the Church to Mount Carmel, and offer our grateful homage to John of the Cross, who, following in the footsteps of Teresa of Jesus, opened a safe way to souls seeking God. The growing disinclination of the people for social prayer was threatening the irreparable destruction of piety, when in the sixteenth century the divine goodness raised up Saints, whose teaching and holiness responded to the needs of the new times. Doctrine does not change: the asceticism and mysticism of that age transmitted to the succeeding centuries the echo of those that had...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Cantius, Confessor (Gueranger)

    10/19/2017 10:22:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Double KENTY, the humble village of Silesia which witnessed the birth of St. John, owes its celebrity entirely to him. The canonization of this holy priest, who in the fifteenth century had illustrated the university of Cracow by his virtues and science, was the last hope of expiring Poland. It took place in the year 1767. Two years earlier, it was at the request of this heroic nation that Clement XIII had issued the first decree sanctioning the celebration of the feast of the sacred Heart. When enrolling John Cantius among the saints, the magnanimous Pontiff expressed in...
  • Senate won’t confirm Trump’s Pentagon nominees until McCain gets Iraq and Afghanistan details

    10/04/2017 9:21:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    WASHINGTON — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said Tuesday he is refusing to advance U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominees to the Pentagon until he is satisfied the administration is communicating its plans for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Outside a tense committee hearing on Afghanistan with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, McCain told Defense News that because the administration has not been open with Congress, “we’ve been holding nominations … from the Pentagon to fill in those Pentagon jobs.” The disclosure came little more than a month after Trump...
  • Country Music Star Describes Arming Police Officer During Las Vegas Shooting (John Rich)

    10/03/2017 4:06:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 112 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-2-2017 | David Hookstead
    Country music star John Rich handed over his own firearm to a police officer who used it to defend civilians in a bar during the Las Vegas strip massacre. Rich, who is the star of Big & Rich, explained how it all went down on Fox News. “I had an off-duty police officer, it was a Minneapolis police officer, off-duty, was in my bar hanging out. He came up to me and showed me his badge, and he says, ‘I’m officer – I forget his last name – and I’m [a police] officer and I’m not armed for the first...
  • "From Tabernacles to Pentecost" (Sermon for the Day of Pentecost, on John 7:37-39)

    06/03/2017 10:02:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies ^ | June 4, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From Tabernacles to Pentecost” (John 7:37-39) Today is the Feast of Pentecost, a major festival in the Christian church year. Today we celebrate the giving of the Holy Spirit, whom our ascended Lord Jesus Christ poured out on his church, as we read about in the second chapter of Acts. That was the beginning of the worldwide spread of the gospel, and you and I are here today as Christians because of what began on that first Pentecost. Actually, though, that was not the first Pentecost. For the Christian Feast of Pentecost has its roots in the Jewish Feast of...
  • NFL insider John 'The Professor' Clayton out at ESPN

    05/31/2017 12:28:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Sporting News ^ | May 31, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    The Professor's tenure at ESPN is coming to an end. NFL insider John "The Professor" Clayton is leaving ESPN as part of the sweeping layoffs at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, sources tell Sporting News. ESPN and Clayton both declined SN's request for comment, but Clayton confirmed his status in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. The well-respected Clayton has served as a senior NFL writer and commentator at ESPN for 23 years.
  • "Our Anxieties and God's Care" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 4-5 and John 17)

    05/27/2017 10:09:00 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 28, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Our Anxieties and God’s Care” (1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11) What are your anxieties? What are you worried about? Anxiety is really another way to say worry. They pretty much mean the same thing. To be anxious, to be worried, means that something is weighing on your mind that you’re thinking about, almost obsessing about. You’re worried about what might happen in the future. It’s the negative prospect of what might happen that keep hanging around in your head. That’s anxiety, that’s worry. So what are your anxieties? We all have them. From time to time, some negative possibility...
  • "A Living, Loving Family" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, on John 14:15-21)

    05/20/2017 8:38:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 21, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Living, Loving Family” (John 14:15-21) Christ establishes his church to be “A Living, Loving Family.” And you are a part of it. A living, loving family. Now how do you hear that? Do you hear it as heavy demand, something we cannot possibly do? Or do you hear it as gift, something that Christ has graciously made us part of? Does Christ’s call for us to be a living, loving family--do you hear this as burden or gift? As pressure or joy? And besides how we hear it, there is also the question of how we do it. How...
  • "Hope for the Future and a Present Priesthood" (Sermon, Fifth Sunday of Easter; John 14, 1 Peter 2)

    05/13/2017 11:45:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Hope for the Future and a Present Priesthood” (John 14:1-14; 1 Peter 2:2-10)You gotta have hope. Hope is faith facing the future. You and I, we need something to look forward to. Otherwise, we lose heart, we get depressed, and our hopelessness paralyzes us. So we need hope, hope for the future, in order to function well in the present. And really, we need hope for the big future, the eternal future. Because the reality is, at some point, we’re going to depart this life. At some point, something is going to do us in, and death is going to...
  • "The Good Shepherd Gives Gifts to His Sheep" (Funeral sermon on John 10:1-18, 22-30)

    05/11/2017 4:07:21 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 10, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Good Shepherd Gives Gifts to His Sheep” (John 10:1-18, 22-30) “The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.” So we just said we believe when we confessed the Apostles’ Creed. This is the faith all Christians believe. This is the faith Dorothy believed. It’s the faith into which she was baptized. “The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.” These are gifts given us by the Good Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ. They are gifts given to Dorothy. They are gifts given to you. The good news today is...