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The Triumph of Teresian Trust CRISIS MAGAZINE - May 27, 2016 ... so confident was she of God's answering response (this helpless little bird without wings, filled with the most childlike expectancy that he would swoop right down and gather her up), that she disdained to wear the veil Moses himself put on to hide his face before God. There was no longer any need for it, she insisted, now that God had fully shown himself to us in the face of Jesus. And while even the angels cover themselves before the face of God, she would not do so. "If I go among the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/I4QZTupv8Xo/triumph-teresian-trust
Year C Pentecost Καθολικός διάκονος - May 15, 2016 ... of the matter. In other words, Christ did not send the Holy Spirit merely to put on a good show for the Jews gathered in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago any more than he does so now. Christ sends the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth beginning with you and me. The Solemnity of Pentecost is often seen as the rectification of the confusion of languages that resulted from the attempt, which echoed the original sin, to build a tower that reached to heaven- the Tower of Babel. Building ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/05/year-c-pentecost.html
Preaching Perhaps! Ordination Not Likely. IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM - March 3, 2016 The recent headline regarding the potential of permitting women to preach in the Catholic Church during the Liturgy of the Eucharist raises quite a few eyebrows, if not a few theological considerations. Preaching at the Liturgy of the Word has been reserved to deacons, priests and bishops for almost eight hundred years. The primary reason for the restriction has nothing to do with misogynistic tendencies of the Catholic Church, it concerns the intrinsic ...http://verbumcarofactumest.blogspot.com/2016/03/preaching-perhaps-ordination-not-likely.html
2016 RETREAT REFLECTION - "TO TAKE UP THE JOYFUL CALL TO MERCY" (Pope Francis) ALWAYS A JOY... - February 2, 2016 ... Catholic faith to only the times we celebrate Holy Mass in church or serve in church ministries. We are always ready to attend training to improve ourselves in our secular jobs (for a very finite life on earth!), I often wonder why it it is so difficult to encourage even Catholics serving fulltime or in church ministries to make it a priority to "be still" for God to work in our hearts and lives for just five days annually in a spiritual retreat. We plan for holidays well in ...http://alwaysajoy.blogspot.com/2016/02/2016-retreat-reflection-to-take-up.html