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A Challenge to St. Paul on Women and a Reply to Fr. Scanlon CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 25, 2016 ... latterly to teach theology, religion and philosophy, even at pontifical universities in Rome where they now have authority over young men and women, many of whom will be choosing the religious life or the priesthood. It would require him to challenge the new lay ecclesial ministers, 80 percent of whom are female since the United States Bishops produced "Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord." It would suggest the Church may have erred in permitting the bishops to appoint female altar servers, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/LXiZDyFLfI0/st-paul-women-church-society-reply-fr-scanlon
Monday Musings - Our Priests Need and Deserve Our Support! HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - August 22, 2016 ... pray daily for our priests – ALL of our priests, without exception. I will conclude this post by sharing the prayer we all offered that night – quite appropriate for daily recitation. Cut it out and use it ! After thanking the sponsors of the Holy Hour this is what Kathy Kreinheder had to say: "It is good that we are here. It is good because our priests need us - just as we need them. St. John Vianney- whose feast we celebrate today- said, "Without the priests the death and passion ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2016/08/monday-musings-our-priests-need-and.html
St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross COMMUNIO - August 9, 2016 Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (in history she is known as Edith Stein). The Church honors her with the title of Virgin and Martyr due to her vocation as a nun and one killed for belief in Christian faith. Stein was born on October 12, 1891, in Breslau, Poland. Her family was Jewish. By 1922, after reading the saints, in particular, Saint Teresa of Avila, and on matters in the Catholic faith, she was baptized at the Cologne Cathedral. Eleven years later she entered ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/08/st-teresa-benedicta-of-the-cross-2/
St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - August 9, 2016 On October 11, 1998, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a Discalced Carmelite nun known in the world as Dr. Edith Stein. Edith Stein was born to a German Jewish family on October 12, 1891, the Day of Atonement on the Hebrew calendar. She grew up to become a brilliant philosopher and university professor, as well as a feminist. Her purely secular lifestyle eventually brought her to a state of melancholy. She began to search for a deeper meaning ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-teresa-benedicta-edith-stein.html
Nothing More Important Than This SENSE OF THE SACRED - July 3, 2016 ... with fire and brimstone. He sent angels to rescue Lot and his family from the impending doom. Lot's family was told to flee as fast as they can to the next town and not to look back. But Lot's wife looked back. Perhaps, she looked back at the property she left behind. Perhaps, she looked back at her friends and neighbors. She looked back and became a pillar of salt. As St. Ignatius said: " Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God, Teach me true generosity. Teach me to serve you as you deserve. ...http://senseofthesacred.blogspot.com/2016/07/nothing-more-important-than-this.html
Feast of the Sacred Heart: Christ's Heart in Ours and Ours in Christ's Heart MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - June 2, 2016 ... We unite ourselves to sinners, not by judging them like the pharisee, but identifying ourselves with them in their sin and repenting, with them if possible, and even for them, not as holy people for sinners, but as fellow sinners. To be a Christian is to identify ourselves with the whole race, no matter who or in what state they are: we are brothers and sisters. Saint Therese believed herself to be so united with others that, when in the last eighteen months of her life all taste for religious ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/06/feast-of-sacred-heart-christs-heart-in.html