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The End may be coming, but don’t miss God’s quiet voice

November 21st, 2014

Fr. Joseph Eddy. Go to Fr. Joseph

Christ the King Sunday

Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.
MP3 – Homily Audio

As we enter the last days of the liturgical year, our readings today focus on the end of time. Certainly, in the history of the world there has been no lack of people prophesying that the end is near. Sometimes these are just ordinary people close to us. Our grandparents or older relatives may see the moral degeneration of society as a sure sign of the end of time. They tell us, “I think the end is coming.”

Other times, it is on a more global level. This was the case in 2012. Many believed that the end of the Mayan Calendar in December 2012 was a sure sign of last days. During that same year, Protestant pastor Harold Camping declared firmly that October 2012 was the end. Well…guess what? They were all wrong!!

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Why didn’t Jesus choose Judas’ successor?

November 19th, 2014

Feast of St. Agnes of Assisi

Deacon Robert Banet

I have a question.

Go ahead,  Charlie, that’s what I’m here for.

Those forty days after the Resurrection,  what did Jesus and the apostles do?

The Bible is not very helpful here.  It simply says that Jesus presented Himself to them alive by many proofs.

What does that mean, “by many proofs”?

I take it to mean He proved to them that it was really He and that He indeed had risen from the dead.

Is that all the Bible says on this subject?

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A thousand difficulties does not one doubt make

November 18th, 2014

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deacon Robert Banet

You look pretty down, Charlie.

Oh. My wife’s nephew just announced that he is leaving the Church.

That is something to be down about, to be sure. Many young people seem to be doing that or on the verge of it. Does he give any reason?

He says he just can’t believe the things the Church teaches. He’s in college, you know.

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