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The Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry the Cross

For the last fourteen days of Lent, I’m posting one Station of the Cross per day, taken from Pope John Paul II’s 2003 Good Friday meditations, and Pope Benedict’s 2005 Good Friday meditations, both delivered at the Colosseum. FIFTH STATION: SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS TO CARRY THE CROSS V. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus […]

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The Raising of the Widow’s Son, and What it Says About God’s Love

Given how important today’s Gospel is, it should be much better known.  After all, it involves Jesus raising a man from the dead, something which happens extremely rarely, even in the Gospels.  It’s  Luke 7:11-17, the raising of the widow’s son: Soon afterward He journeyed to a city called Nain, and His Disciples and a large […]

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