10 Things about John the Baptist that Caught My Eye Today (Solemnity of His Nativity)

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1. It's the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. 6 months till Christmas! The Church sets this feast based on Luke 1:36. — Matt Swaim (@mattswaim) June 24, 2015 2. From Pope Benedict XVI in 2012: Today, 24 June, we are celebrating the Solemnity of St John the Baptist. He is the [Read More...]

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Christ, the New Temple

In the Gospel Sunday, Jesus meets John the Baptist. Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire fame writes about it in the monthly Magnificat magazine this month: All four of the Gospels compel us to approach Jesus through the figure of John the Baptist. They seem to imply that John provides an indispensable interpretive key [Read More...]

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What Do We Have in Common with John the Baptist?

From a homily: The truth is that the Lord knows every one of us that intimately before he forms us in the womb. We can all exclaim with the words of today’s Psalm, “Truly you have formed by inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb!” None of us is a number, a census [Read More...]

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