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The Denial of the Law of God and His Rights RORATE CÆLI - July 21, 2015 In his great encyclical letter Libertas Praestantissimum, Pope Leo XIII explains that it is not man's place to dictate to God what man owes Him, but rather humbly and obediently to receive from God the law that must be followed if we are to please Him and attain the happiness for which He created us: If the human mind be so presumptuous as to define the nature and extent of God's rights and its own duties, reverence for the divine law will be apparent rather than real, ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-denial-of-law-of-god-and-his-rights.html
Readings on the Complementary Nature of the Sacraments AVE MARIA PRESS BLOG - July 6, 2015 There are numerous resources available online, primarily from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and writings of recent popes to help you not only facilitate your classroom discussion regarding the complementary nature of the sacraments, but also to contribute to your own knowledge about the sacramental life. Whether or not you teach a particular course on the Seven Sacraments, these readings can contribute to a foundational source essential for a curriculum ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EngagingFaith/~3/TeVP-lnjDiA/
** 'NZ CATHOLIC' - May 31-June 13 2015 In the current issue: Beatification ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - June 6, 2015 *** 'NZ CATHOLIC' - May 31-June 13 2015 http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz In the current issue: Beatification Mass for assassinated archbishop ... Church scraps annulment fees ... Projects exemplify 'Fit 4 Mission' ... Guide helps parishes to be welcoming to all ... Limits foreseen on photos in church ... Church fights 'witch' killings in PNG ...Clericalism a danger, warns Pope ... Bishops treading softly with missal translation ... Pupils' hearts turn to suffering in Nepal. ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2015/06/nz-catholic-may-31-june-13-2015-httpwww.html
St. Boniface, Apostle of Germany DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 5, 2015 The following comes from American Catholic: Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. Two characteristics stand out: his Christian orthodoxy and his fidelity to the pope of Rome. How absolutely necessary this orthodoxy and fidelity were is borne out by the conditions he found on his first missionary journey in 719 at the request of Pope Gregory ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-boniface-apostle-of-germany.html
Why Lowering the Age of Confirmation Makes Sense CRISIS MAGAZINE - June 3, 2015 This past Pentecost Sunday, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver announced that the age for the reception of Confirmation would be lowered to seven. In addition, the archbishop said that he would restore the sacrament's former place in between Baptism and First Communion. In his pastoral letter " Saints Among Us ," he explains his reasons for making the change, especially from the standpoint of theology. The archbishop quotes Pope Benedict XVI, who ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/p_VWEc726Wo/why-lowering-the-age-of-confirmation-makes-sense
A Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - May 24, 2015 Today, we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday. Some of you may ask yourselves, "What is the origin of Pentecost in the Catholic Church?" According to the New Catholic Dictionary of 1929, the word Pentecost is Greek for "pentecostes" which means "fiftieth." This feast "commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, and takes its name from the fact that it comes nearly fifty days after Easter. It was a Jewish festival, and has been observed in ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-homily-for-today.html
Bishop Ratko Perić at Medjugorje: Unity Is More Important Than Charisms CATHOLIC LIGHT - May 20, 2015 Bishop Ratko Perić recently performed the rite of confirmation at St. James parish in the town of Medjugorje, notorious as a site of so-called apparitions. His visits to the parish to perform the rite of Confirmation are often an occasion for him to remind the people of the town that the Catholic faith does not depend on unreliable claims of visions, but on the revelation Christ entrusted to the Church. Here is the homily from his most ...http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/bishop-ratko-peric-at-medjugorje-unity-is-more-important-than-charisms/