Let’s explore a nearly-indecipherable Gospel passage that is difficult but rich in blessings…

There is a passage read at yesterday’s Mass that is complex, to say the least. A footnote in the Ignatius Study Bible calls a phrase in it, “nearly indecipherable.” So, let’s wade into the text and see what we find. At the center of this reading is St. John the Baptist and the setting forth of his role by Jesus. The first difficulty in the text is most easily overcome…

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This Sunday, the humble rejoice and the proud complain…

This Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B, Gaudete Sunday, Jesus is still absent from Sunday’s Gospel, but nonetheless the Church says “rejoice.” The readings even give the key to rejoicing: humility. It’s a paradox we easily miss. We can’t be joyful without being humble — and we can’t be humble unless we are “humiliated” according to Mother Teresa and “despised” according to St. Gregory the Great.

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Traditional Latin “RORATE” Mass LIVE VIDEO – 12 Dec – 0630h CST – B.V. Guadalupe – CANDLELIGHT (Exorcism re: election/vote results)

NB: 06:30 Central Standard Time Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Standard Time (= UTC -5 and ROME 1800h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Before Mass: Rosary Today: Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayers Added: For government officials (SCOTUS) … Continue reading →

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