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The Fifth Beatitude

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7).

“Justice and mercy are so united, that the one ought to be mingled with the other; justice without mercy is cruelty; mercy without justice, profusion.” -Glossa Ordinaria… 222 more words


What is the Feast of Purim?

The Feast of Purim is a Jewish holiday in celebration of the deliverance of the Jews as recorded in the book of Esther. It is also known as the Feast of Lots (Purim being the Hebrew word for “lots”). 331 more words


Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent Year B 2014-15

For today is the beginning of a new Church year, and once again Advent roles around. I like the word “advent” because I always think it is important to look forward to something. 1,059 more words


Who was Haman the Agagite?

Haman is introduced in Esther 3:5–6 as an enemy of Mordecai and the Jewish people: “When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. 733 more words


What is the Antichrist?

  First John 2:18 speaks of the Antichrist: “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. 342 more words