Book of Maccabees – November 24, 2023

Bible Study: (2:30)

1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59

  • Father explains that this section of the book of Maccabees is about Hanukah

Lk 19:45-48

  • Father connects this Gospel with the Maccabees


  • (19:52) –  Is John 20:23 a proof for confession? 
  • (25:20) – Can we use mediums? 
  • (30:00) – Can we put holy water in a spray bottle?   
  • (33:23) – What does ‘they kingdom come’ mean? 

Word of the Day: Eucharist (37:27)


  • (40:04) – What is the difference between forever for humans and forever for God?
  • (44:12) – I learned I am part Jew. But both of my Parents from Italy. How do you make sense of this? 
  • (48:42) – How do we clean sacred vessels? 
  • (50:20)- Why do we show Jesus’ stigmata on his palms?

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