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The Sacrifice of Faith

https://youtu.be/Kdc3OloV4_M As we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent, we are confronted by what appear to be radically different scenes from Scripture. On the one hand, we witness the terrifying Akedah, and on the other the Transfiguratio...
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Learning to Love Like God

https://youtu.be/ddObgWXTEV8 On this 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear Jesus proclaim the greatest commandment, that we are to love God with our whole heart, soul and mind. This is something we hear often, and the fact that we do can te...
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Giving God His Due

https://youtu.be/XVlgWx1YtwQ This weekend, Jesus turns a would-be trap by those who oppose Him into a deep spiritual lesson on the nature of human life. Taking a look at a denarius which bore the image of the Roman Emperor, Jesus says, "rep...
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Divine Tolerance

https://youtu.be/tVvKQQ9IKfw Tolerance is a word we hear regularly thrown about in the public square, and often elevated as a supreme virtue. But we hardly ever hear about what tolerance is, and ironically, the would-be champions of toleran...
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Whisked Along in Love

https://youtu.be/qmbcYd358Ys Among the spiritual works of mercy is the admonishing of sinners. Though not a work of mercy many of us would choose to carry out, it is precisely the work Jesus calls us to in the Gospel this Sunday. As Tony Cresci...
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The Annunciation: Paradigm for Christian Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76xEBerNpLc In this presentation, Tony discusses how reflection on the Annunciation in light of several other episodes from Mary's life serves as a paradigm for the Christian life, especially when reflected upon ...
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The School of Happiness

https://youtu.be/ec-KxdlHl5Y Friends, in the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus has extreme demands for us, demands so extreme that they call us to perfection and nothing less. As Tony Crescio explains, ultimately, this deman...
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The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

During the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, Pope St. John Paul II proclaimed that the Second Sunday of Easter would from then on be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. He made this proclamation on the occasion of canonizing the woman known as the ...
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Do Whatever He Tells You

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C My Dear Friends in Christ, This year the Church follows the “C” cycle of readings for its Sunday Eucharistic Liturgies. Accordingly, we have the special grace this year of being presented in three con...
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