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The Gift of Purgatory CRISIS MAGAZINE - September 3, 2014 ... daughter moved in with her trash hauler boyfriend, "who can't even be bothered to buy her a ring." Marge's grandchildren, save for blessed Steve, have all turned out to be major disappointments. The deceased rests, burnt to a crisp, in a box on a small, portable, altar. Holy Mother Church does allow for the cremation of the dead, but I cannot see an urn without recalling the darkly humorous verse of G.K. Chesterton: If I had been a Heathen, I'd have piled my pyre on high, And in a great red ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/AmBBinVzvHY/gift-purgatory
August 15th: The Dormition and Assumption of Mary, Most Holy Mother of God. MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - August 14, 2014 ... Assumption? (10') Mary as New Eve. She shares in all the mysteries with Christ, and hence also shares with His victory over death. (16') The teaching of St. Francis de Sales and St. Alphonsus Ligouri on the Assumption. This mystery is a mystery of our participation with God. It is a mystery of theosis. Mary is the icon of the Church, and so her assumption reveals to us something about the Church. Her participation in Christ's victory over death prefigures our future ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-15th-dormition-and-assumption-of.html