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NO DEAD END - One Bread, One Body, Nov 29, 2014

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Revelation 22:1-7 | Psalm 95:1-7 | Luke 21:34-36

"The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be there, and His servants shall serve Him faithfully. They shall see Him face to face." —Revelation 22:3-4

On this last day of the Church's year, in this new millennium, Jesus says, as quoted in the last verses of the Bible: "Remember, I am coming soon!" (Rv 22:7) After Jesus' final coming, those who have been faithful slaves of Jesus will go to ... More

PASSED AWAY - One Bread, One Body, Nov 28, 2014

11/28/2014 - 12:08am
Revelation 20:1-4, 11—21:2 | Psalm 84:3-6, 8 | Luke 21:29-33

"My words will not pass." —Luke 21:33

To describe death, we say: "He passed away." "The heavens and earth will pass away" (Lk 21:33; Rv 21:1). "Created things will pass away" (Heb 12:27). "The world with its seductions is passing away" (1 Jn 2:17). "The world as we know it is ... More

THE FEAST OF FEASTS - One Bread, One Body, Nov 27, 2014

11/27/2014 - 12:08am
Revelation 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9 | Psalm 100:1-5 | Luke 21:20-28

"The angel then said to me: 'Write this down: Happy are they who have been invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.' " —Revelation 19:9

In the USA, today is Thanksgiving Day. Many of us will be enjoying the traditional Thanksgiving feast with our families. We hope that this feast will prefigure the ultimate feast, "the wedding feast of the Lamb" in heaven.

To accept the ... More

THANKSGIVING ALL TOGETHER AND FOREVER - One Bread, One Body, Nov 26, 2014

11/26/2014 - 12:08am
Revelation 15:1-4 | Psalm 98:1-3, 7-9 | Luke 21:12-19

"You will be delivered up even by your parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and some of you will be put to death." —Luke 21:16

Many of you in the USA will be spending Thanksgiving with your families and relatives. As you visit with the family, pray that none of them will betray you and turn you over to the police to be executed for your faith in Jesus. Pray also that ... More

The Bible on Sex

11/26/2014 - 12:03am

THE WORST FEARS ARE YET TO COME - One Bread, One Body, Nov 25, 2014

11/25/2014 - 12:08am
St. Catherine of Alexandria
Revelation 14:14-19 | Psalm 96:10-13 | Luke 21:5-11

"...in the sky fearful omens and great signs." —Luke 21:11

Are you afraid of anything? I hope not because the worst is yet to come. We will "hear of wars and insurrections" (Lk 21:9) even more so than we do today. "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great ... More

An Isaiah Advent

11/25/2014 - 12:03am

ALL FOR THE ONE - One Bread, One Body, Nov 24, 2014

11/24/2014 - 12:08am
St. Andrew Dung-Lac, & the Vietnamese Martyrs
Revelation 14:1-5 | Psalm 24:1-6 | Luke 21:1-4

"She from her want has given what she could not afford." —Luke 21:4

There's an old joke about a man who leaves Church complaining to his son about the lousy music, the pastor's poor homily, the stone-faced parishioners, and all the other things he dislikes about his Church. At that point, the son pipes up and ... More

My People, Vol. 27, Issue 11

11/24/2014 - 12:05am
Church Without Frontiers, Mother To All
Migration Challenges Families
Letter To The Editors
Celebrate The Elderly
Terrorism Challenges World
Need To Take Action On Global Warming
Thank God For Blessings
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

Healing the Family Tree

11/24/2014 - 12:03am
Are you aware of unusual patterns in your family for generations? Very pronounced patterns of evil may indicate the need for healing the family tree.

Novena of Mary, "The Mother of Forgiveness"

11/24/2014 - 12:03am
It is absolutely necessary for us to accept God's grace to forgive immediately after we have been sinned against. Because we can be sinned against 70 x 7 (Mt 18:22), we usually need to forgive very frequently. Therefore, any time is a good time to pray this novena.

AT THE KING'S FEET - One Bread, One Body, Nov 23, 2014

11/23/2014 - 12:08am
Christ the King
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 | 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 | Psalm 23:1-3, 5-6 | Matthew 25:31-46

"Christ must reign until God has put all enemies under His feet." —1 Corinthians 15:25

The Old Testament describes God's plan as making His enemies His footstool (Ps 110:1). Reigning kings in Old Testament days placed their feet on the prone bodies of their enemies as a sign of bringing them to submission. God's vanquished enemies ... More

LIFE AFTER DEATH - One Bread, One Body, Nov 22, 2014

11/22/2014 - 12:08am
St. Cecilia
Revelation 11:4-12 | Psalm 144:1-2, 9-10 | Luke 20:27-40

"The children of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those judged worthy of a place in the age to come and of resurrection from the dead do not." —Luke 20:34-35

During the persecution of the Christians by the Emperor Domitian, the Book of Revelation was written to encourage them to remain faithful to Jesus. Many had lost their lives and were among the first martyrs of Christianity.

St. John depicts ... More

PROPHECY - One Bread, One Body, Nov 21, 2014

11/21/2014 - 12:08am
Presentation of Mary
Revelation 10:8-11 | Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 | Luke 19:45-48

"You must prophesy again for many peoples and nations, languages and kings." —Revelation 10:11

A prophet is one who speaks out in God's name for his present generation. Prophecy is not about the future, but about the present. A prophet calls people to repent and to come back to Almighty God.

St. John is invested with his role as a ... More

THE "LION-KING" - One Bread, One Body, Nov 20, 2014

11/20/2014 - 12:08am
Revelation 5:1-10 | Psalm 149:1-6, 9 | Luke 19:41-44

"The Lion of the tribe of Judah..." —Revelation 5:5

In his heavenly vision, John hears the elder announce the entry of "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (Rv 5:5), Who has triumphed. When John looks for the Lion, he instead sees "a Lamb standing, a Lamb That had been slain" (Rv 5:6).

Jesus has ... More

GETTING CROWNED? - One Bread, One Body, Nov 19, 2014

11/19/2014 - 12:08am
Revelation 4:1-11 | Psalm 150:1-6 | Luke 19:11-28

"They throw down their crowns before the throne." —Revelation 4:10

We pray for God's will to be done on earth as in heaven (Mt 6:10). In heaven, those who wear "a merited crown" (2 Tm 4:8) don't keep their crowns very long. The glory they've received, symbolized by their crowns, is immediately passed on to ... More

THE KNOCK OF LOVE - One Bread, One Body, Nov 18, 2014

11/18/2014 - 12:08am
Dedication of the Basilica, of Sts. Peter & Paul, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22 | Psalm 15:2-5 | Luke 19:1-10

"Here I stand, knocking at the door." —Revelation 3:20

Jesus is knocking on the door of your lives. Why not open the door? He wants to have supper with us (Rv 3:20). That doesn't sound so bad. However, supper with Jesus isn't all there is to Jesus entering our lives. Jesus comes to stay (see Lk ... More

"THE NECESSITY OF PRAYING ALWAYS" - One Bread, One Body, Nov 17, 2014

11/17/2014 - 12:08am
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Revelation 1:1-4; 2:1-5 | Psalm 1:1-4, 6 | Luke 18:35-43

"Jesus asked him, 'What do you want Me to do for you?' " —Luke 18:40-41

Jesus spoke of "the necessity of praying always and not losing heart" (Lk 18:1). We are to never stop praying (1 Thes 5:17). Many centuries ago, a Christian went on pilgrimage and asked holy person after holy person how it could be possible to ... More

NOT GOOD, NOT BETTER, BUT BEST - One Bread, One Body, Nov 16, 2014

11/16/2014 - 12:08am
33rd Sunday Ordinary Time
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 | 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 | Psalm 128:1-5 | Matthew 25:14-30

"Well done! You are an industrious and reliable servant. Since you were dependable in a small matter I will put you in charge of larger affairs. Come, share your master's joy!" —Matthew 25:21

The Lord doesn't call us to do good. "No one is good but God alone" (Mk 10:18). He doesn't call us to do better — better than others or even better than before. The Lord doesn't like to compare. He simply wants us to do our best. Our best may ... More

DRIVING A CONVERT-ABLE - One Bread, One Body, Nov 15, 2014

11/15/2014 - 12:08am
3 John 5-8 | Psalm 112:1-6 | Luke 18:1-8

"Listen to what the corrupt judge has to say." —Luke 18:6

More people than ever respect "neither God nor man" (Lk 18:2). These people are powerfully continuing and promoting great injustices. They "care little for God or man" (Lk 18:4). They are "lovers of self and of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, ... More