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You Can Change the World DO NOT BE ANXIOUS - May 25, 2014 ... us, together) Our purpose in writing you this is that our joy may be complete. (Until all see His life, they are incomplete) If we walk in light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another . (We see no enemies; all are our neighbor) -- 1 John 1: 1-10 Of late I have written words which task myself, and I believe the entire Church, to change this world. I've quoted authors and studies, data which points to how we got to this place and time in our culture and the ...http://do-not-be-anxious.blogspot.com/2014/05/you-can-change-world.html
Year a Sixth Sunday of Easter Καθολικός διάκονος - May 25, 2014 ... reflection on a curious, but telling, note: "And it could say something to me, only if I lived completely differently" ( Culture and Value , 33e). Just as Christ "was brought to life in the Spirit" (1 Peter 3:18) through what He suffered, by our dying and rising with Him in Baptism and by receiving the fullness of the Spirit in Confirmation, the effect of which, as our reading from Acts today shows, "is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2014/05/year-sixth-sunday-of-easter.html
Pope Paul VI to Be Beatified: Why Some Fret About This MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - May 8, 2014 " Pope Paul VI to be beatified after miracle confirmation " (CT, May 8, 2014): A miraculous healing of an unborn child, following prayers to Pope Paul VI, has been confirmed as genuine by the Vatican, paving the way for the former Pope to be beatified. The up-side of this is the miraculous cure of the unborn child and the prospect that yet another pope, although once a sinner like all of us, may soon be known to be in heaven. The down-side of this is that if the Church's act ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2014/05/pope-paul-vi-to-be-beatified-why-some.html
Dies Domini 34: Bishops and Universality CATHOLIC SENSIBILITY - April 26, 2014 ... whenever it is celebrated. Pope John Paul II quotes himself in another apostolic letter to remind is that the Eucharist is an epiphany, a revelation, of the Church. Especially when the bishop leads the celebration. For most lay people in Christian history, this is more a theoretical point. Even today, it remains a principle, as the bishop is seen as the "hired gun" to confer Confirmation. If you were to ask most Catholics, the bishop would be seen not as the ...http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/dies-domini-34/
Homily at Chrism Mass 2014 - Homélie à La Messe Chrismale THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - April 19, 2014 ... the priestly life with an aroma or fragrance also in his letter to the Philippians where he says that the generous monetary offering the faithful made to his apostolic service was a sacrifice pleasing to God (Philippians 4.18). In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul says that the Messiah Jesus was a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God because he gave himself in love for the sake of others (Ephesians 5.2). With the metaphor of being a fragrance, Paul says that ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2014/04/homily-at-chrism-mass-2014-homelie-la.html
Nietzsche and Emerson 2 – Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen PAYING ATTENTION TO THE SKY - April 7, 2014 ... outside the self. Emerson believed this created a bankrupt spirituality, "as if God were dead," to which Nietzsche had his madman announce in the affirmative that "God is dead." Someone well versed in Emerson and Nietzsche might never mistake Emerson's line from "Compensation, " In general, every evil to which we do not succumb, is a benefactor," with Nietzsche's from Twilight of the Idols , "What does not kill me makes me stronger." But at least it is worth noting that Emerson's line in ...http://payingattentiontothesky.com/2014/04/08/8798/