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What Do the Catholic Synods and the Orthodox Holy and Great Council Have in Common MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - July 31, 2016 ... while many of us in Belarus have Catholic relatives and all of us have Catholic neighbours. We are looking forward to Christian unity." Bishop Alexis died in 1980; but, if he had lived until now, I am sure he would have recognised parallels between the two synods on the family that were called by Pope Francis and the "Holy and Great Council" called by the Patriarch of Constantinople. I am not saying that the Catholics and Orthodox copied each other; nor did ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/07/what-do-catholic-synods-and-orthodox.html
STS. PETER AND PAUL - Teaching the Word of God in Seminaries. GLORIA OLIVAE - June 30, 2016 ... background of the words read may, also, be studied. These readings should be as short as the readings in the Mass. Thirdly, if this is available, the writings and interpretation of the Fathers of the Church may be added. This, like the dictionary meaning of the words, is still in the human level. Fourthly, then the seminarian or anybody wishful of studying the word of God should pray contemplatively and wait for God's supernatural meaning. God's meaning may come during work, ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_06_01_archive.html#6892482954272148574
SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST - The Image of the Church. GLORIA OLIVAE - May 15, 2016 1. The birth of the Catholic Church. Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Catholic Church to be her uncreated soul. The Catholic Church is now a living entity. Many will celebrate this day with calling down of the Holy Spirit upon their groups. This practice of calling down the Holy Spirit is a common practice among the so-called Charismatics. It is the very thing that proves that there is something wrong with that ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_05_01_archive.html#2044987249596813290