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The Call of Baptism: A Death March to Eternal Life

I like to think the somber title of this reflection is inspired by pious meditation on the Sunday Scriptures.

The Fall of Babylon

In chapters 17-18 of Revelation St John uses several ancient rhetorical techniques.

‘Praise be to God for the gift of marriage and family’

Praise be to God for the gift of marriage and family, which He has made the building block of human society!

A Final Call to Repentance

Chapter 14 of Revelation opens as a counter point to the worship of the beast described in Chapter 13.

The Bible and Typology in Revelation 12

One common difference between our modern notion of Bible interpretation and the ancient one we see in the Bible itself,

Lent is time to walk toward Jesus with a greater fidelity

Only recently, it seems, we have left behind the beauties of the Christmas mystery,

Repentance, Vocation, and the Path to Salvation

Last Lent Pope Francis captured media attention again by doing something utterly unexpected:

The War in Heaven and the Beast

As we come to the end of the series of judgments concluding with the seven bowls of God’s fury in Revelation 16, we notice another transition that occurs beginning with Chapter 12 of Revelation.

The Book of Revelation: Mary the New Ark of the Covenant

As we continue our study of Revelation, we have observed a series of three sets of progressive judgments involving seven seal-openings, seven trumpets and finally seven bowls of God’s wrath.

Our Diocese is Blessed with Many Vocations to Priesthood and Consecrated Life

Two great events in the last weeks are fresh in my memory as I share a few thoughts on Vocations this week.

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March 30, 2015
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph