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St. Joseph: Husband of the Virgin Mary and Guardian of Jesus

ADOTS Morning Prayer: Friday 19 March 2021 Collect O God, who from the family of your servant David raised up Joseph to be the guardian of your incarnate Son and the husband of his virgin mother:  Give us grace to … Continue reading

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Bursting Into Flame

ADOTS MORNING PRAYER:  Friday, 12 March 2021 Fr. John A. Roop Burst Into Flames (Exodus 19) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Some years ago, a friend was ordained to … Continue reading

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Christian Anthropology — Christian Hope

Christian Anthropology:  Hope in the Midst of Decline Introduction Any one who has lived any time has bumped up hard against the consequences of the fall, among which is the tendency toward chaos, the winding down and wearing out of … Continue reading

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Let My People Go: A Homily on Exodus 12

ADOTS Morning Prayer: Friday, 5 March 2021 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. A battle is raging across the pages of Exodus.  Confrontation by confrontation, plague by plague, it builds … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? A Homily for ADOTS Morning Prayer:  26 February 2021 (Exodus 5) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. How you ask a question makes all … Continue reading

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The Truth Is In Here

In the interest of full disclosure, I never watched the X-Files, the science fiction television series about an alien plot to destroy the human race.  But, the tag line of the show has entered the public sphere — The truth … Continue reading

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Believing Impossible Things

“There is no use trying,” said Alice;”one can’t believe impossible things.”  “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why, sometimes I’ve … Continue reading

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Apple Pies

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. — Carl Sagan I am old enough to to remember the first incarnation of Cosmos, written and hosted by astrophysicist Carl Sagan:  a visual … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Judah

ADOTS Morning Prayer:  Friday, 19 February 2021 Fr. John A. Roop The Blessing of Judah:  A Meditation on Genesis 49 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Not so very long … Continue reading

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A Reckoning for Blood

ADOTS Morning Prayer:  Friday, 12 February 2021 Fr. John A. Roop Now Comes a Reckoning:  A Meditation on Genesis 42:22 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Genesis 42 is the … Continue reading

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