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Doubting Thomas and Christian Experience Καθολικός διάκονος - July 3, 2015 ... world is all that is the case." Faith requires an object. You can't have faith in faith. There is no point in having faith in fate, which is both arbitrary and indifferent towards you. The cornerstone of faith in Christ is His resurrection from the dead, which "is the case." This is why it is so vital to have a personal encounter with the risen Lord. It is not enough to have just one encounter with Him. We need to encounter Him over and over, daily, if you're up to it. Where ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/07/doubting-thomas-and-christian-experience.html
Church As Institution CATHOLIC AMERICAN EYES IN KOREA - June 29, 2015 Today is the Feast of Peter and Paul, two leaders of the early church. Meditation in the Daily Mass booklet for the feast centers on the reading of Matt 16: 13-19. Church can be understood in many different ways and thanks to Cardinal Dulles we have his six models: institution, communion, sacrament, herald, servant and community of disciples. Besides these six there are many more ways to see the Church but the model that begets the ...http://catholicamericaneyesinkorea.blogspot.com/2015/06/church-as-institution.html
Higher Thoughts VIDEO MELIORA, PROBOQUE; DETERIORA SEQUOR - June 15, 2015 From a biography of St. Anthony of Padua: In the mean time he inflamed his devotion by assiduous prayer and holy meditation, and nourished daily in his soul the strongest sentiments and affections of piety, without which means the heart is left spiritually dry, the usual consequence of studies whether sacred or profane unless prayer imparts to them its unction. * This below, quoting a saint from a seven deadly sins book, reminds me of how we have to ...http://poncer.blogspot.com/2015/06/higher-thoughts.html
The Daily Gospel and Readings 13 June 2015 DAILY PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS - June 13, 2015 Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 364 Reading 1 2 Cor 5:14-21 Brothers and sisters: The love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh; even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh, yet ...http://prayersandmeditations.com/2015/06/13/the-daily-gospel-and-readings-13-june-2015/
The Crises of Saints CRISIS MAGAZINE - May 5, 2015 ... this was one of the most important points Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft made when he gave his now famous presentation at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2011, as part of their Distinguished Speakers Series. Kreeft's talk was entitled, " How to Win the Culture War ," and although quite a lot has changed since he made that presentation, his words are even more relevant now than when he first spoke them. We don't take these words seriously because we don't really believe that we can ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/2fKMpJGdWZk/crises-of-saints
Newspaper Column: Resting in God: Lectio Divina PONDER THESE THINGS IN YOUR HEART - May 2, 2015 Lectio Divina is Latin for divine reading. It is one of the ways of contemplative prayer and has very ancient roots going back to the 3 rd Century. Lectio addresses the problem of the ego and the over active mind. You see, when we are trapped in our thoughts and ideas (as we are in Western cultures like America) God becomes a thing that is external to us. He becomes a concept. Only when we can "turn off the mind" so to speak and become silent inside can He become a ...http://ponderintheheart.blogspot.com/2015/05/newspaper-column-resting-in-god-lectio.html
Light the Lamp Each Day HOPE-FULL SIGNS - April 19, 2015 ... underline words or phrases that jump out at me from the page and I mull them over and over again, sometimes writing them on a 3 x 5 card so I can stick the card in my pocket or have it handy for a later time. Scripture is alive because the Holy Spirit speaks to us through its pages! Perhaps, in your busy schedule you would be able to keep a leaflet missal near your bed and at the beginning of each day, read just the Gospel or the Epistle. Ask God to reveal Himself to you and speak the word ...http://hopefullsigns.blogspot.com/2015/04/light-lamp-each-day.html