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A Lampstand

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ said, “Neither do men light a lamp to put it under a corn-measure, but on a stand, to give light to all that are in the house” (Mt 5:15). Let us hear how … Continue reading

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A Case of Adultery: The Charge

The story of the woman caught in adultery is illustrative of the jurisprudence of Jesus Christ: prudent justice tempered with mercy. St. John recounts the event: “Jesus went unto the mount of Olives” (Jn 8:1). St. Augustine writes: “And where … Continue reading

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The Humility of the Fishers of Men

In the story of the woman at the well, St. John notes that “His disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat” (Jn 4:8). St. John Chrysostom remarks: “Herein is shown the humility of Christ; He is left … Continue reading

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He Must Increase

Continuing the analogy of Christ as the Bridegroom, the Church as His bride, and St. John the Baptist as the friend of the Bridegroom, the Baptist said of Jesus Christ, “He must increase, but I must decrease”  (Jn 3:30). St. … Continue reading

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The Bridegroom’s Friend

We have in the Gospel of St. John a robust and meaningful analogy in which Christ is the Bridegroom, the Church is His bride, and St. John the Baptist is the friend of the Bridegroom. The Baptist declared to his … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 3 of 3

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the moral virtues by elaborating upon the cardinal virtues of temperance and fortitude. “Temperance is the virtue which moderates our desires according to right reason. It establishes order and moderation in all we say … Continue reading

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

St. Luke recounts an occasion on which Christ taught the Lord’s Prayer: “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, ‘Lord, teach us to … Continue reading

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