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Peter FeldmeierDecember 28, 2012
The Old Testament is filled with metaphorical language depicting God and Israel as husband and wife Ezekiel allegorized Israel as a young virgin married to Yahweh So when Israel practiced idolatry the prophet likened her to an unfaithful wife Hosea was even called by God to marry a prostitute c
The Word
Peter FeldmeierDecember 28, 2012
John the Baptist preached repentance for the forgiveness of sins as an anticipation of the messiah Jesus himself was baptized by John as were many others Taking this as historical fact what are we to make of it According to some secular historians Jesus was a disciple of John before beginning h
The Word
Peter FeldmeierDecember 24, 2012
Holy Family (C), Dec. 30, 2012
The Word
Peter FeldmeierDecember 24, 2012
Epiphany (C), Jan. 6, 2013
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Peter FeldmeierDecember 17, 2012
Fourth Sunday of Advent (C), Dec. 23, 2012
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Peter FeldmeierDecember 17, 2012
Christmas (C), Dec. 25, 2012
The Word
Peter FeldmeierNovember 27, 2012
The Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday On the Advent wreath it is marked by the pink candle Our first two readings are filled with thoughts of joy Zephaniah commands ldquo Shout for joy O daughter Zion The Lord your God is in your midst rdq
The Word
Peter FeldmeierNovember 26, 2012
There is an ancient story that depicts a man entering the gates of heaven Once inside he discovers nothing but a place to sit facing a huge wall When he asks his escort St Peter for an explanation Peter says ldquo You have but entered the antechamber of paradise Paradise itself is on the ot
The Word
Peter FeldmeierNovember 26, 2012
The Book of Baruch is a beautifully poetic biblical text that takes us back to the period of the Exile a time of darkness for Israel They are a broken people far from their homeland which was ravaged by the Babylonians Just before our reading desolate Jerusalem speaks as a mother to her lost c
The Word
Peter FeldmeierNovember 19, 2012
The church comes to the close of the liturgical year by celebrating the solemnity of Christ the King As Blessed John Paul II once reflected this solemnity is ldquo a synthesis of the entire salvific mystery rdquo The Scriptures we use are both triumphal and paradoxical In our first reading fr