Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Mark

John the Baptist, a martyr for marriage.

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John the Baptist, a martyr for marriage.

The Passion of St. John the Baptist The late Father John Hardon often said that sexual immorality often ends in homicide. I would add that it can also end in spiritual homicide or suicide. When humans seek to follow their own base desires in the area of sexuality, death is often the result. By misusing the very faculty designed by the Lord to bring forth life, death enters in.  Death is often the result because of an attempt to hide evidence or in some sick, twisted way, remove the guilt. A rapist may kill his victim so that she may...

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The Least

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The Least

Mark 9:33-37 Once bitten twice shy is the saying and I think it applies to the first part of today's Gospel reading. Jesus tells the disciples of His coming Passion for the second time. Scripture says, "they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him." Again we see the disciples thinking as man thinks and not as God thinks. Therefore they didn't understand how this sort of thing could happen to the Messiah. Why were they afraid to ask Jesus any questions? Perhaps they were afraid that He would call them "Satan" as He did Peter....

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Feast of the Transfiguration - Go for the Glow

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Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration.  In this video meditation we take a look at who is transfigured and how that affects us today.


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If Only

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If Only

Saint Agatha, virgin & martyr Mark 6:53-56 In my teen years I was filled with this phrase - if only. If only I had a car I could go and do what I wanted. If only I didn't have to go to school I'd be much happier. If only (insert desire) then (insert poorly perceived result). Today's Gospel made me put these "if only" moments in perspective. In my "if only" moments I am usually acting in a faithless, selfish manner. Either I am trying make a deal with God or I am exhibiting a lack of faith that would...

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If Only

Posted by James Hahn on

Saint Agatha, virgin & martyr

Mark 6:53-56

In my teen years I was filled with this phrase - if only. If only I had a car I could go and do what I wanted. If only I didn't have to go to school I'd be much happier. If only (insert desire) then (insert poorly perceived result).

Today's Gospel made me put these "if only" moments in perspective. In my "if only" moments I am usually acting in a...

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