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Rejoice in the Lord Always: Gaudete Sunday

Amidst the four candles of the Advent wreath, one stands out in rose color, symbolizing the Third Sunday known as Gaudete Sunday. This Sunday’s liturgy resounds with a powerful yet seemingly simple message, "Rejoice!" The concept of Christian...
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Embodying the Kingdom of God

https://youtu.be/vw7wMnHHtSA Today's celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe serves as a focal point on the horizon of the Christian life, reminding us of the end toward which we travel through life. And,...
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Traveling by the Light of Virtue

https://youtu.be/0DOIVNoXW60 On this 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Jesus teaches us through the parable of the ten virgins. As Tony Crescio explains, through this imagery, Jesus is teaching us the importance of keeping our lives lit with His...
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Media Vita: All Souls’ Day

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, also known as the Feast of All Souls, is a time dedicated to fervent prayers for our dearly departed. Remembering those close to us who have recently passed is a profoundly intimate and emotional a...
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Understanding Active Participation in the Liturgy: Part 2

In part 1 on this series on active participation in the liturgy, I discussed the topic in a general way, covering some aspects of the concept's historical development. Active participation is one of the critical conditions necessary to make the ...
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Understanding Active Participation in the Liturgy: Part 1

Although not new, the issue of active participation in the liturgy came to the fore in deliberations and ensuing documents of the Second Vatican Council. Though six decades have passed since the Council, the concept of active participation is st...
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A Higher Level of Existence

https://youtu.be/nna-mlr1IdA Though perhaps not often thought of in this way, the bodily Ascension of Christ is a central tenet of the Christian Faith professed in the Creed. Moreover, together with the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, C...
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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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Sacred Music: A Treasure of Inestimable Value

Jesus Christ left us a priceless treasure in the liturgy. However, its nature and true significance often eludes us. There are some deep historical reasons for a limited understanding of the gift of liturgy, even among Catholics. That lack in kn...
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