Romans

In her talk, Sr. Mary Michael unpacked one verse — “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  (Romans 12:2). Minimum Excellent vs. Perfection — The…

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Galatians

In his talk, Fr. John Rapisarda talked about Salvation, Justification, & Legalism. SALVATION — Jesus came so that everyone can be saved. This was hard for the Jews to hear.  Since Paul was a wise Jewish man himself, he talks about his own conversion and his own attacks on Christians JUSTIFICATION — We are justified…

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Corinthians – Love & Grace

In his talk, Fr. DeAscanis talked about three topics in Corinthians — Love, Sexual Immorality, and the Eucharist. LOVE is a choice to serve. It is patient when difficult. It is not self-serving. It is a sacrifice.  Love is more important than faith. Love is faith in action.  Love is patient, caring, and oriented toward…

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Thessalonians

In his talk, Fr. Kilner tell us that Thessalonians is a letter from pastor to people which pours out love for them and yearns for people’s salvation. PAROUSIA — He explained the theology of the PAROUSIA is referring to our lord’s 2nd coming.  Eschatology is the study of the reality of the 4 last things:…

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