Jesus Christ – Divine Prophet

The Rise of God’s Prophets From Man’s fall into Original Sin (Gen 3), God proclaimed the Protoevangelium (First Gospel), the prophecy of Mary and the salvation of Jesus Christ (CCC 411).  From then on, God raised up prophets (e.g. Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) over thousands of years to speak the Truth of God […]

Jesus Christ – Divine Priest

Sin, Sacrifice and Priesthood Created in God’s own image (Gen 1:27), Man is a “religious being” with a natural desire to draw near to God through religious rituals (CCC 27-28).  After the fall into sin at Eden, the first sons brought religious sacrifices to God: Abel’s sacrifice of the first-born from the flock pleased God […]

Jesus – The Perfect and Manly Leader

Bishop Lee Piché of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul gave the following address at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Corcoran Minnesota on October 29, 2010.  Bishop Lee Piché’s biography is available here: Most Reverend Lee A Piché – Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis 1. Prayer of Blessed John Henry Newman In the Name […]

Jesus Christ – Man of Action

Jesus was a Man of Action. “Action” definition – from L. actionem “a putting in motion; a performing, doing,”  Antonym : Inaction – “idleness, apathy, neglect”. The Manly Actions of Jesus Takes on an apparent Mission Impossible – His mission is to free humans from sin that has plagued humans since the Garden of Eden and […]

The Heroic Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Attached is an audio for Father Bill Baer’s homily on “The Heroic Sacrifice of Jesus” that was given at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Hamel Minnesota on January 28 2011: The Audio of Father William Baer’s talk “The Heroic Sacrifice of Jesus”  

Jesus Christ – Man of Prayer

Definitions “Pray/Prayer” – From Latin: precari “ask earnestly, beg”; “obtained by prayer.” From the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) – Prayer is a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God (CCC 2558).  Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God…humility […]

The Poverty of Jesus

Man’s Aversion to Poverty Throughout history, there have been many explanations of the existence of poverty.  Poverty is sometimes seen as the just wrath of God for a particular people’s sinfulness.  Some see the poor as parasites seeking a free ride on the productive class.  Some see poverty as a failing of human society to […]

The Obedience of Jesus

Disobedience and Destruction The word “Obedience” comes from the Latin, oboedire, meaning “to obey, pay attention to, give ear.”  The Church teaches that obedience “in faith is to submit freely to the word that has been heard, because its truth is guaranteed by God, who is Truth itself” (CCC 144). The disobedience of men to […]

The Courage of Jesus Christ

The New Age of Moral Darkness The western world has entered a new age of moral darkness (see Evangelium Vitae, Building a Civilization of Love).  Under the guise of “enlightenment” and modernity, human dignity and freedom are being increasingly suppressed by a secular totalitarian state.  Assaults against the dignity of human life are pervasive through […]

Jesus Christ – Defender of Truth – Divine Apologist

Modern Men are Confused about Truth Today, many deny that “truth” exists.  Pluralism argues that all “truths” are equally valid, while relativism argues that no “truth” is valid.  Ironically, and satanically, secular activists deny that “truth” exists while militantly manipulating government to enforce their own “truth” (relativism/pluralism).  The denial of knowable absolute truth is simply […]