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Chartres Meditation 8: From the Height of the Cross... COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - June 1, 2015 ... re-establishes man in the divine friendship. The satisfaction brought by Christ in the offering of His sacrifice on the Cross is perfect because, on the one hand, He is truly man: Christ suffers in His humanity and offers Himself as a victim in the place of all us poor sinners; and on the other hand because He is truly God, this satisfaction has an infinite value; it has the power to make reparation for all the sins of man. Clearly, this is not a sacrifice limited by the status of being a ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/06/chartres-meditation-8-from-height-of.html
Trinity Sunday HOMILETIC DIAKONIA - May 30, 2015 ... actually heard one. A bishop is at a parish for Confirmation and decides that in his homily he will quiz the teenagers he is supposed to be confirming. So he asks them, "who can tell me what the Trinity is?" They all look at their shoes, in that way that teenagers do. So he calls on one young man who mumbles a reply, in that way that teenagers do. The bishop says, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that." The boy sighs, in that way that teenagers do, and replies, only slightly ...http://homileticdiakonia.blogspot.com/2015/05/trinity-sunday.html
Year B Pentecost Καθολικός διάκονος - May 24, 2015 ... don't only, or even most convincingly, bear witness to Christ by our strengths, by our trying to highlight how good, obedient, or righteous we are. This method of communicating the Gospel, in addition to being joyless, often leads to a lot pretense, a lot of genuine hypocrisy. We must be honest and realize that it is almost always more effective to bear witness that there is Someone who is greater than sin and death by our weakness rather than by our strength. As Msgr Luigi Giussani noted, ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/05/year-b-pentecost.html
A Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - May 24, 2015 ... [Acts 2:33-36] (C.C.C. # 731) "'When the work which the Father gave the Son to do on earth was accomplished, the Holy Spirit was sent on the day of Pentecost in order that he might continually sanctify the Church.' [LG 4; Cf. Jn 17:4] Then 'the Church was openly displayed to the crowds and the spread of the Gospel among the nations, through preaching, was begun.' [AG 4] As the 'convocation' of all men for salvation, the Church in her very nature is missionary, sent by Christ ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-homily-for-today.html
We're Not Called to Stand Gazing Heavenward Καθολικός διάκονος - May 16, 2015 Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3.6-9; Eph 4:1-13; Mark 16:15-20 Without any grousing or griping (my view on this is "on-the-record" ) this Sunday in our diocese, along with several other dioceses around the country, we're celebrating Jesus' Glorious Ascension into Heaven. Whenever I read Luke's account of the Ascension, which is our first reading for this solemnity, I am always struck by the fact that, even as they walk with Him to the Mount of Transfiguration, the ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/05/were-not-called-to-stand-gazing.html