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St. Jerome
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
St. Jerome

Oxford Dictionary of Saints: St. Jerome
Jerome (Hieronymus) (c.341–420), monk and Doctor of the Church. Born at Strido, near Aquileia, in Dalmatia, Jerome was well educated, first by his father, then by the grammarian Donatus at …

The Fishes in the Net
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Fishes in the Net

At this point, however, in order to avoid that men should depend solely in the preaching of the gospel and believe that faith is enough for salvation, the Lord adds another parable that is horrific. Which parable? The parable of the net.

St. Ambrose
Tuesday, 7 Dec, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
St. Ambrose

Reading I:  Isaiah 40:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96:1-2,3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:12-14

Benedict XVI on St. Ambrose
Holy Bishop Ambrose … died in Milan in the night between 3 and 4 …

St. John Chrysostom
Monday, 13 Sep, 2010 – 0:00 | One Comment
St. John Chrysostom

Today’s Readings

Reading I: 1 Corinthians 11:17-26.33
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40
Gospel: Luke 7:1-10

Biographical Note
St. John Chrysostom, one of the greatest Early Church Fathers of the 5th Century, was born around 347 AD. St. John …

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s
Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2008 – 22:34 | No Comment
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and give to God what is God’s". Some people take this to mean a separation of powers. The new testament writers however and those who read their works for subsequent generations understood this as a subordination of powers since the Lord himself said to Pilate: "You would have no power over me if it had not been given to you from above (John 19:11)