14 September 2010: The Feast of the Exaltation of the CrossNum 21, 4-9; Psalm 78; Phil 2, 6-11; John 3, 13-17The sign of the cross has always marked the Christian, more so the tracing of the sign of the cross marked the Catholic. Who among us make the sign of the cross at every momentContinue reading “Why Catholics Trace the Sign of the Cross”
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Can Our Pain be the Source of Healing?
14 September 2009. Feast of the Exaltation of the CrossNumbers 21, 4b-9; Psalm 78; Phil 2, 6-11; John 3, 13-17 The first verse of the Gospel today gives us a parallel, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believesContinue reading “Can Our Pain be the Source of Healing?”
Why We Exalt the Cross
14 September 2008 Feast of the Exaltation of the CrossNumbers 21, 4b-9; Psalm 78; Phil 2, 6-11; John 3, 13-17 Nicodemus is identified as an archon, a leader of the Jews, probably a member of the Sanhedrin. The Sanhedrin is the civil ‘court’ of the Jewish community in Jerusalem. Previous to the Gospel readings, NicodemusContinue reading “Why We Exalt the Cross”
14 September 2007 Exaltation of the CrossNumbers 21, 4b-9; Philippians 2, 6-11; John 3, 13-17 Today, we celebrate the exaltation of the cross. How can the cross — a symbol of suffering and death — be a source of adoration? Let us look first into the symbol of the cross. When one looks at theContinue reading “Redemptive Suffering”