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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Well, we have only three books to go in our journey through the Old Testament. The book of the Prophet Obadiah, which I discuss this weekend, is the shortest in the Old Testament. Nothing is known about the author, but scholars date the book to the mid-Fifth Century B.C. The entire message is directed against the Edomites, a people who…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Amos, the earliest of the Minor Prophets, was a shepherd from the village of Tekoa in Judah, but he carried out his prophetic duties at Bethel, the religious center of the northern Kingdom of Israel. He was active during the prosperous reign of Jeroboam II (786-746 B.C.). Amos directs his prophecy against foreign nations, but saves…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Below are my suggestions for reading from the book of Daniel. Daniel: 1:1-21 The Food Test 2:31-45 The Vision of the Statue 3:1-24 The Fiery Furnace 5:1-30 The Writing on the Wall 6:2-28 The Lions’ Den 7:9-14 The Son of Man 12:1-3 Michael the Archangel 13:1-64 Susanna and the Elders Peace and Blessings,

From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Dear Parishioners and Friends, There are three books in the Bible especially known for having bizarre and difficult to interpret imagery. The first of these, which I am discussing today, is the book of the Prophet Ezekiel. The other two, Daniel, a later prophet and the New Testament Book of Revelation will be taken up later. As a temple priest in…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Did you know that in Roman times the year began on March 1? The names September, October, November and December are taken from the Latin words for seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth. After the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity, the New Year was moved to January 1 to coincide with the Nativity of Christ….
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