The coming of God’s kingdom means the defeat of Satan’s: “If it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”
Jesus’ exorcisms free some individuals from the domination of demons. They anticipate Jesus’ great victory over “the ruler of this world”.
The kingdom of God will be definitively established through Christ’s cross: “God reigned from the wood.”Catechism of the Catholic Church, 550
Hamon’s Meditations – The Sacrifice of Jesus at the Presentation in the Temple, Simeon With Jesus; Abbot Gueranger – The Liturgical Year – Mysteries in the Presentation; Our Quest for Happiness – Administration of the Sacraments.
We talk about all the Church has done for society over history and our need to know what was once common knowledge even outside the Church.
As Dan and Tom walked toward Independence Hall in Philadelphia, during the recent Right to Life march and celebration, they approached a homeless man sprawled on the street corner–in the bitter cold. Some would say that had his mother undergone an abortion, he would not have to experience his protracted suffering. Faithful Christians would say […]
Today we are continuing on in Chapter 10 of the letter to the Hebrews. This chapter is pulling together the very rich arguments of the previous nine chapters. He had been setting out step-by-step each of the points that were necessary for them to understand, and that included the divinity of Christ in Chapter 1, […]
When we have heard the Gospel proclaimed, we ought constantly to ponder the meaning of what we’ve heard. In this way, we will get to know Our Lord much better. We ought then to familiarize ourselves with him and his work; what he has come to do, in particular, what he’s come to do for […]