The Witness of Bernard Nathanson

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The prophet Isaiah proclaims this hope filled message in our first reading today: “Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowned with everlasting joy; they will meet with joy and gladness, sorrow and mourning will flee” (Is 35:10) The everlasting joy of Heaven is our hope… . Continue Reading »

Into the Land of the Living

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The second day of November is a busy one for parish priests. On that day, we celebrate three Masses for the dead. These liturgies follow directly on the previous day’s joyous celebration of the saints in glory. The living”those souls who are truly living because they have entered heaven, the Land of the Living”and the dead”those who died in the state of grace yet need purification before they may enter eternal life”are joined to us in worship and prayer… . Continue Reading »