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Quick Primer on the Communion of Saints BENEDICTUS - July 2, 2014 "There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb" ( Rev 7:9) What is the Communion of Saints? Here is the formal answer from the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Q194-195): The expression indicates first of all the common sharing of all the members of the Church in holy things: the faith, the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, ...http://www.paulusbenedictus.com/2012/12/quick-primer-on-communion-of-saints.html
Building a Civilization of Truth and Love CRISIS MAGAZINE - June 23, 2014 ... of Truth and Love " was delivered at the March for Marriage on June 19, 2014 in Washington D.C. In our Catholic faith tradition, young people around the age of junior high school or high school receive the sacrament of Confirmation, normally administered by the bishop. At a Confirmation ceremony I celebrated recently in a large, Hispanic parish, two of the young people shared some reflections on what their Confirmation meant to them. They said that their Confirmation gave them ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/gLw9ed9hwdw/building-civilization-truth-love
From San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's address at ... THE IMPRACTICAL CATHOLIC - June 20, 2014 ... great public good that marriage is oriented towards and protects. The question is then: does society need an institution that unites children to the mothers and fathers who bring them into the world, or doesn't it? If it does, that institution is marriage – nothing else provides this basic good to children. Yes, this is a foundational truth, and one to which we must witness by lives lived in conformity to it, and which we must proclaim with love. Love ...http://impracticalcatholic.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-san-francisco-archbishop-salvatore.html
Debate on Whether I Am a "Neo-Catholic" (Defined As Theological Liberal / Progressive / Enabler of Modernism) [vs. Mr. X BIBLICAL EVIDENCE FOR CATHOLICISM - June 10, 2014 This exchange occurred on Mr. X's Facebook page (he was a Facebook friend till now), on 10 June 2014. I would classify X as a radical Catholic reactionary (basically, one who bashes popes, Vatican II, and the Novus Ordo Mass). He is also a self-professed Feenyite. Michael McKinney is a "traditionalist." I asked permission to post this because it was a "friends only" thread. I received no answer twice, so I am going ahead and posting it, because my beliefs are being ...http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2014/06/debate-on-whether-i-am-neo-catholic.html
Quodlibet: Why Eternity? GODZDOGZ - May 18, 2014 ... we see a glimpse of our own final destination. All things come from God and all things return to God. That is a great mystery because God is a great mystery. But a mystery is not something about which nothing can be said – otherwise we should take Wittgenstein's advice and remain silent! No, a mystery is something about which not everything can be known. More on this later. What does eternity mean? Your questions reminded me of a recent spoof on the Onion : theoretical physicists meet ...http://godzdogz.op.org/2014/05/quodlibet-why-eternity.html
Reply to the Ridiculous Bum Rap That I (and Many Apologists) Are "Ultramontanists" Who Are Special Pleading and Defendin BIBLICAL EVIDENCE FOR CATHOLICISM - May 12, 2014 ... silly charges levied against the Holy Father's defenders: of whom I am a proud member] * * * * * Being classified as an ultramontanist is almost a boilerplate response to anyone who critiques these s orts of things. It's untrue, as I will show. But it's very common to reply to defenses of a pope or papal authority by making out that one supposedly agrees with absolutely everything he says or does, or that his color of socks or what side of bed he gets out are magisterial matters, etc. This has ...http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2014/05/reply-to-ridiculous-bum-rap-that-i-and.html
Saint Athanasius – The Father of Orthodoxy TOM PERNA™ - May 2, 2014 ... Meletian bishop. He was summoned to attend a council to speak against the charges, but he ignored the summons since he knew the bishop was alive and well, but in hiding. In 335 A.D., the emperor asked him to attend a council in Tyre to answer the charges brought against him. The council was packed with many of his Arian enemies seeking to destroy and run him out of Alexandria. By this time, there were many Arian bishops in the Church, including the hijacked see of Antioch. Although he knew he ...http://tomperna.org/2014/05/02/saint-athanasius-the-father-of-orthodoxy/