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Why did Jesus die?

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. McCloskey, Redemption

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We are taught to believe as Catholic Christians Jesus died for our sins,” yet that is not the reason he was killed. He was killed by the Jews because he was a threat and a heretic, and by the Romans who saw him as threat to their own authority. Why are we taught as we are? Good question–which I will now try to answer to your satisfaction. But first let me back up a bit and run through some of the... Read More

Distractions at Mass – Part II of II

December 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mass

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Dear Father John, I hate to admit this, but I still get distracted at Mass. I mean, I love Mass! I go almost every day! I believe in it, I look forward to it… But I still get distracted during Mass. I really wish I didn’t – I want to worship God perfectly, like we’re supposed to. Can you help me? In our first post on this topic, we discussed distractions during Mass. Fr. John gave reflections... Read More

Distractions at Mass – Part I of II

December 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Eucharist/Mass, Fr. Bartunek

483 April 14 Priest Mass Feature

Dear Father John, I hate to admit this, but I still get distracted at Mass. I mean, I love Mass! I go almost every day! I believe in it, I look forward to it… But I still get distracted during Mass. I really wish I didn’t – I want to worship God perfectly, like we’re supposed to. Can you help me? As long as we are human, we will be battling distractions. Even the Catechism makes this... Read More

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