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Be good news to the poor
DURING ADVENT as we anticipate the glad tidings of the coming of Christ, we are also invited to remember that Jesus' mission--and ours as his followers--is to bring good news to the poor. “The Christian faithful ... are . . . obliged to promote social justice and, mindful of the precept of the Lord, to assist the poor from their own resources” (Canon 222)
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Who was John the Baptist and
what was his relationship to Jesus?
Recent post from Questions Catholics Ask
JOHN IS UNIQUE in the story of salvation. He’s the inter-testamental lynchpin: part Hebrew prophet, part Christian missionary. His strange diet and dress, his preference for the wilderness, and his stern message of repentance puts him in a class with folks like Elijah, Amos, and Isaiah. He doesn’t, however, simply talk about the coming of Emmanuel. He has the distinct advantage of being able to point him out to the crowds: “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
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