Scripture

The Ascension completes the Paschal Mystery

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates the bodily ascension of Christ into heaven which is recounted in Acts 1:1-11, which is our first reading this Sunday. We are told that Jesus appeared to the disciples “during forty days” (Acts 1:3) after his resurrection and then He ascended into heaven before them. This […]

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.

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,

Repentance, Vocation, and the Path to Salvation

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

Have you opened the best Christmas gift?

God has given us a great gift!

Revelation: ‘The Seven Seals of Divine Judgment’

As we have already seen, Revelation was primarily written for the encouragement and consolation of those experiencing suffering and persecutions.

Highway to Heaven

Last spring, on April 25, my wife and I experienced one of the saddest moments of our lives together.

Revelation:‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty’

As mentioned previously, the book of Revelation can be organized around successive images of Jesus Christ:

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May 23, 2015
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