Perfection in Suffering

“When [Christ] was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.” When we look at Christ crucified, my brothers and sisters, perfection is not usually what comes to mind. Tragedy, sorrow, suffering, guilt – these are the thoughts and emotions that normally occur to believers when we see Christ […]

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To Reign Victorious

“Eli, eli, lema sabachthani.” These are, perhaps, the most haunting words in the entire Sacred Scriptures. Jesus Christ, God made man, hangs upon the Cross and cries out from amidst His torture, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These words have vexed theologians and believers for centuries. Why does the Son of […]

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That I may believe in Him

Today is Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent. On this day, Holy Mother Church invites us to relax our Lenten discipline. The traditional words of today’s entrance antiphon – what would traditionally be sung at the beginning of Mass instead of an opening hymn – sound out with the words of the prophet Isaiah: […]

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