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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014 A BOOK OF EVERYTHING - July 20, 2014 ... renewing to the parties in conflict his heartfelt appeal for peace and commitment to finding solutions with dialogue in order to prevent further loss of innocent human lives. I have to say that it is just beyond my thinking, and my own naivety, to think – what kind of heart does one have - to randomly kill so many innocent people. But then I look at the sin of abortion in our own United States. Since the Row vs. Wade decision in 1973, nearly 56 million unborn children have been killed. ...http://abookofeverything.blogspot.com/2014/07/16th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-2014.html
"The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like a Mustard Seed" CATHOLIC LIVING TODAY - July 17, 2014 ... wheat grow together until harvest, "then at harvest time I will order the harvesters, First collect the weeds and bundle them up to burn, then gather the wheat into my barn." Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.reminds us that God's love is not something anyone can buy . It's a free gift. But it comes with consequences. Fr. Phil Bloom tells us that we are in the midst of conflict - from outside and from within. Illness, fear and temptations attack us. Weeds threaten to choke the ...http://catholiclivingtoday.blogspot.com/2011/07/kingdom-of-heaven-is-like-mustard-seed.html
Lent and the Stages of Initiation... LITURGY REFLECTIONS - June 24, 2014 ... and support for those preparing for the Easter initiation sacraments. The rite for bringing new members into the Church is called The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This rite, which virtually disappeared from use around the sixth century, was restored to the Church by mandate of the Second Vatican Council. Previously, adults were simply instructed in the faith and baptized with a simple ritual, often not celebrated in the presence of the rest of the community. The ...http://liturgy.blogs.com/liturgy_reflections/2014/06/lent-and-the-stages-of-initiation.html
7 Quick Takes :: How Mary Became My Queen, My Mother MORE THAN ENOUGH - May 16, 2014 ... there were any mothers. She is the Mother of mothers, she is the world's first love." #1 Slow beginnings My first real encounter with Mary was through the quiet actions of my grandma, who had a beautiful devotion to Our Blessed Mother and who also happened to be named Mary. She had a simple white statue of the Blessed Mother outside her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, and whether she was there or traveling the U.S. visiting family members, her Rosary was her constant companion. ...http://morethanenough7.blogspot.com/2014/05/7-quick-takes-how-mary-became-my-queen.html
Vocations MARY AND JOSEPH'S GEM - May 15, 2014 ... 2008. Before that Father Lawton has faithfully served the parish for twenty or more years. Sadly he had to retire due to ill health and he was replaced by Father Paul Carr. Father Carr was here for about two years before being appointed to an new apostolate in the diocese. Then I came. In the May of 2009 as well as retaining St Marie's I replaced Father Morrow who began his well deserved retirement having served as PP of St Joseph's for twenty five years. Let us also remember ...http://mariesgem.blogspot.com/2014/05/vocations.html