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She’s the Mother of God – Scripture says so

First Sunday of Advent

Deacon Robert Banet

Mother of Jesus?

Look, I’ll grant you Mary was the mother of Jesus but I can’t go with mother of God. That makes her greater than God.

I thought Wes settled that, Martin.

Well, I’ve been talking to my minister and he says that’s a purely Catholic belief.

Martin, you believe in the Bible, don’t you?

Of course.

Well then you remember when Elizabeth greets Mary, what does she say? Continue reading She’s the Mother of God – Scripture says so

When God seems a million miles away

32nd Week in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

I just can’t seem to pray any more. God seems a million miles away.

Yes, Charlie, I know what you mean. Sometimes it happens for a reason.

Like what?

Like generosity or rather the lack of generosity.

Generosity? What’ that got to with prayer?

Well, St. Teresa or I should say Doctor Teresa, says we are deficient in being generous to His Majesty, as she called God. Continue reading When God seems a million miles away

Religion: a crutch?

24th Friday in Ordinary Time
Deacon Robert Banet

Yo Scottie! Haven’t seen you in a while. What’s up?

Oh, I’ve been to the university. I’m a full-fledged neuro-scientist.

Then we’ll see you in church again?

Fraid not. I don’t believe in that stuff any more. I’ve found that religion is a crutch. Something a smart guy thought up.

What? Continue reading Religion: a crutch?