Cain’s Sacrifice – January 5, 2024

Bible Study: (2:02)

1 Jn 3:11-21

  • Why wasn’t Cain’s sacrifice acceptable to God? 

Jn 1:43-51

  • Father shares a story from Eastern Christianity that helps illuminate today’s Gospel


  • (17:55) – Psalm 25 – Remember your tender mercies and your loving kindness
  • (21:53) – Was Mary Magdalene at the cross? 
  • (24:27) – Destroying a Satanic display; is that OK? 
  • (28:16) – Seminarians need to sit in the pews! 

Word of the Day: Hates (32:53)


  • (35:58) – Friend married a protestant. He is Catholic. Can he receive communion?
  • (39:13) – What does the last paragraph from today’s gospel Mean?
  • (43:33) – Luke CH2: 39-40 – Never talks about going to Egypt. Why not?
  • (49:16) – If 2 Catholic soldiers in a war kill each other, does the absolution they may have received allow them to get to heaven?
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