March 21, 2021

This short video may change your life (and transform your death): What it means to “offer it up” and how sacrifice redeems the world


From Dominican Father James Brent...

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  1. Is there a written transcript for this?

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  2. All Catholics, at varying degrees, understand this. This principle, is, however, unfathomable to most Protestants who view adversity as punishment. Priesthood and Sacrifice are intrinsically Catholic. Father Brent, this beautiful presentation lasts barely eight minutes--proof abundant for all our preachers and homilists that talking on and on and jumping all over the place is unnecessary and detrimental.

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    1. You are so right, William. In addition to its illuminating, substantive teaching on the significance of sacrifice, this video is a perfect example of how briefly and beautifully a well thought-out homily can be delivered. If a homilist can't state his point meaningfully and memorably in 10 minutes, then he should either rethink the point he wants to make or find a better way to make it (better yet: do both). The interminable droning is lazy and counter-productive.

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  3. > Is there a written transcript for this?

    There are sites like yousubtitles.com where you can download the subtitles, in this case the auto-generated ones.

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  4. I can't reach that high!

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  5. --- I'm a 70 year Catholic and have never heard of this from a member of the Catholic Church ... Only heard mentioned this from Protestants and Never New what it meant ....
    --- Beautifully Done and Thank You for the Lesson ...

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  6. From the time I was in the 7th grade my dad taught me how to "offer it up", God rest his soul. When I offer anything up I usually add the words, I offer this up "at the foot of the Cross along with the sufferings of Christ."

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  7. Beautiful, wonderful words! The music unfortunately is quite distracting to those words.

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  8. Beautiful. The music was also very beautiful.

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