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Chapter 5 - My Peace I Give to You - 1st Question for Careful (Reading p.65)

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/24/20

Why might Pilate have refused to change the inscription on the cross (19:22) ?  (There is no one right answer)

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Chapter 5 - My Peace I Give to You - 2nd Question for Careful (Reading p.65)

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/24/20

Jesus’ declaration of thirst (19:28) may remind the reader of an earlier incident in which Jesus is thirsty (4:7-15) How might the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman shed light on the meaning of Jesus’ death?

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Chapter 5 - My Peace I Give to You - 3rd Question for Careful (Reading p.65)

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/24/20

 What do Jesus’ last words mean (19:30)?

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Chapter 5 - My Peace I Give to You - 4th Question for Careful (Reading p.65)

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/24/20

Jesus’ legs not being broken (19:31-36) is an allusion to the lamb killed for the Passover celebration (Exodus 12:46)  This in turn is a reminder of John the Baptist words about Jesus (1:29-34). How might John the Baptist words help to explain the significance of Jesus’ death?

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Homily for Sunday March 22, 2020 - "What to See, What to Do"

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/22/20

Hello All...

You can find below the text of my homily from the Mass we streamed earlier today.  I'm glad to offer it here for posterity sake and for whatever help it might prove to be for anyone passing by ! ;-)

A Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 20-21, 2020)

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