Category Archives: From Our Parochial Vicar

Christ is risen!

The resurrection is the reviving of a dead person to life again. Several persons that are raised from the dead in the Bible teaches that all persons are destined to experience resurrection, but the just will take part in the resurrection of life while the unjust will rise to the resurrection of judgment. In the…
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Stoning

Stoning was the most common method of execution in ancient Israel; it was applied for such serious crimes as idolatry, blasphemy, apostasy, sorcery, violations of the Sabbath, child sacrifice, rebellion against one’s parents, and adultery. The condemned person was taken outside the camp or town, and the first stones were cast by the witnesses to…
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Tragedies

In our gospel, Jesus is referring to some tragedies that happened in the history of Israel, but he says that those who died or went through those tragedies were no more sinners than the rest of the people. Jesus is trying to explain to the crowd that those who go through suffering and tragedies are…
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The forty days of Lent

The forty days of Lent is the annual retreat of the people of God in imitation of Jesus' forty days in the wilderness where he overcame Satan and his temptations as we see in our gospel. We are called to journey with the Lord in a special season of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, repentance, and renewal…
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