St. John the Baptist

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Be a Prophet Like John

Reflect If John the Baptist walked among us today, we probably would be quite scandalized by his camel hair clothes and bug-eating ways. And yet, it is very often prophetic voices of truth that come to us in ways we ...
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St. John the Baptist: Prophet, Preacher, Witness

Is our faith, our spirit, a lively witness to others? Does our presence point others to Jesus—as St. John the Baptist's did in his lifetime?
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Why Did John the Baptist Baptize?

Q. During Advent we hear Gospel readings about John the Baptist and his ministry. This month we celebrate Jesus' Baptism by John. This, however, was not a Jewish practice, was it? Why was John baptizing in the first place?
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