“Your Attitude Will Determine Your Altitude”

Posted by - July 16, 2017

BY: AMBROSE MILTON BENNETT Your attitude will always determine your altitude as you can be whatever you want to be in America. While many in other parts of the world are hindered by conditions beyond their control having the right attitude can still make all the difference in a person living a moral en- lightened

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Once For All

Posted by - June 25, 2017

In the past Catholics would refer to the Mass as the “Holy Sacrifice of the Mass”. This particular saying would lead some to accuse Catholics as “Re-Sacrificing Christ”. Till today some say, “Why do Catholics celebrate the mass? Isn’t Jesus’ Sacrifice on Calvary enough to save and sanctify us? Do they just remember Jesus’ death?”.

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Senses of Scripture

Posted by - June 10, 2017

This summer I’m teaching an Introduction to the Bible course for our youth at St. Jude Parish. Our students often ask questions like, “How do I interpret the Bible?” “How do we understand the Creation story along with Evolution?” “Do we have to believe everything literally from the Bible?”  I shared a method with them

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Witness

Posted by - June 3, 2017

We recently celebrated the memorial of St. Justin Martyr. The word Martyr comes from the Greek word martus, which literally means witness. A martyr is someone who suffers for his or her beliefs. Like many Christians in the early centuries, St. Justin was killed because of the faith. When I lived in Rome, I often

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Lesson From A Farmer

Posted by - May 20, 2017

We recently celebrated the feast of St. Isidore the Farmer (San Isidro Labrador), patron of Saipan. He is likewise the patron of farmers, day laborers, and agriculture in general. St. Isidore was known for his daily devotion to morning mass, encountering Jesus in the Eucharist. However, his devotion would often irritate his fellow workers. They

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Relics

Posted by - May 13, 2017

I had a classmate in college who was a Protestant (Southern Baptist), but who was slowly converting to Catholicism. One of his obstacles though was our Catholic understanding of Saints and Relics. Whenever he saw Catholics praying in front of statues or venerating Relics, he thought they were believers in magic and superstition. He would

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The Shepherd’s Voice

Posted by - May 3, 2017

I recently had dinner with some friends at a restaurant. Sitting across from us was a mother and her four children. When they were about ready to leave, the mother said, “Okay kids, let’s go”. Three of her kids immediately got up and headed for the door. One child however, stayed glued to his seat

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Want To Encounter Jesus?

Posted by - April 26, 2017

“Volumus Iseum Videre” is the Episcopal Motto of Bishop Ryan Jimenez. It translates to “We would like or we desire to see Jesus”. Who of us would not want to see and encounter the Risen Lord? This Sunday’s gospel describes the Sacrament of the Eucharist/Mass, as the best way to see and encounter the risen

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Wisdom & Bits of Knowledge

Posted by - April 15, 2017

“God’s Pencil has NO Eraser”     By: Ambrose Milton Bennett My Brothers and Sisters, God has placed his will in my heart to do more in his name. I pray that my writings on divine topics will be well received in my attempt to help people spiritually by being a voice for God, Christ and

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Palm Sunday 2017

Posted by - April 5, 2017

Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. It is the biggest week of our church year, a time in which we remember the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. It is my third Palm Sunday as a priest and the liturgy always strikes me. We begin the mass by blessing our palm branches. In

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