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Chartres Meditation 8: From the Height of the Cross... COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - June 1, 2015 ... capable, through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, to witness to our Faith, even to the extent of martyrdom. Should we lose the divine friendship by committing a mortal sin, the sacrament of penance applies the fruits of Christ's sacrifice to our soul, so as to heal us and restore us to the State of Grace. The sacrament of penance also washes away all our venial sins, and endows us with the specific graces necessary for spiritual combat. The sacrament of the Eucharist is the substantial food that ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/06/chartres-meditation-8-from-height-of.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 recent visit, in ...http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/bishop-ratko-peric-at-medjugorje-unity-is-more-important-than-charisms/
My Turn: A Lesson From Damien, Leper Priest THESE STONE WALLS - May 6, 2015 Should the State's flawed justice be mirrored in the Church? This must be asked and the truth written. But ask as well, "Can a leper priest also serve God?" Something happened over the last few weeks that cast yet another, but brighter light on the recent events that have so overshadowed These Stone Walls . In " You Did It to Me: Wisdom and Works of Mercy " posted just before Divine Mercy Sunday last month, I described the commencement of our third retreat hosted by the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/WXdqueJBs10/
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - April 8, 2015 ... 118; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 No one can blame Thomas for wanting empirical confirmation of the resurrection of Jesus because we all know that perception cannot be trusted as reliable information. Someone's experience of an event seldom matches another person's experience of the same observable event. Thomas is led back to the upper room because the disciples were convincing in their belief that Jesus returned to them from beyond death. Their bold assertions persuaded ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/04/second-sunday-of-easter-divine-mercy.html