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Hell – Did Jesus really descend into it?

All Souls’ Day Deacon Robert Banet

I’ve always been bothered every time we say the Creed on Sunday.  How so?

Why did Jesus go to hell?  In the letters of Peter they say Jesus went to to preach to those in hell. Why preach to them if they cannot repent?

I think I can clear up […]

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 […]

The baptism of healing and protection

Third Sunday of Easter Fr. Anthony Brankin


I always wondered why we have Baptisms on Holy Saturday night. This year we had four, other years we have had up to fifteen and maybe thirty Confirmations and First Communions. But what is the connection between the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday and the Sacrament of Baptism? It […]