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"You Have Cast Off the Weight; Beware, Lest the Sand Overwhelm You" ARNOBIUS OF SICCA - June 12, 2015 ... in the same way as the Pharisees did. Let us consider the words of St. Augustine in his Commentary on Psalm 40... Who is there can calculate the number of the hairs of his head? Much less can he tell the number of his sins, which exceed the number of the hairs of his head. They seem to be minute; but they are many in number. You have guarded against great ones; you do not now commit adultery, or murder; you do not plunder the property of others; you do not blaspheme; and do not bear false ...http://arnobius-of-sicca.blogspot.com/2015/06/have-cast-off-weight-beware-lest-sand.html
Skit for Confession THE ONE TRUE FAITH - May 13, 2015 ... sitting and waiting with purple stole. The penitent comes and sits across from the priest. 1 Penitent: Bless me Father for I have sinned. (Make sign of the cross.) It has been two months since my last confession. Here are my sins: I lack patience and often bark at people. Sometimes I make hurtful, snarky remarks when someone asks me a simple question, particularly my cellmate. I seem to have become very selfish and self-centered because I don't even have the patience to listen to them. I'm ...http://theonetruefaith-faith.blogspot.com/2015/05/skit-for-confession.html
Publication of the Chirograph by Which Pope Francis Instituted the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - May 8, 2015 ... types, which are intended to repair the damage, to attain justice, and to prevent, by all means possible, the recurrence of similar incidents in the future. For these reasons, and after having received the counsel of many cardinals and members of the college of bishops, together with other collaborators and experts in these matters, I decided to continue the work begun by my Predecessors by establishing a permanent Commission attached to the Holy See. The aim of the Commission ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/05/publication-of-chirograph-by-which-pope.html
A Question of the Letter 'O' GETTING TO THE POINT - April 29, 2015 ... those guys squirm!' but 'Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner.' And so I have been going through the Pope's fifteen spiritual diseases one by one, and using them as a springboard for personal examination. We are up to disease thirteen, which is the: disease of hoarding. When an apostle tries to fill an existential void in his heart by accumulating material goods, not out of need but only in order to feel secure. The fact is that we are not able to bring material goods with us, since ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-question-of-letter-o.html
Idol Worship 2015 ARNOBIUS OF SICCA - April 6, 2015 ... to God First) Thus, we had the first conflicts with Church and state. The state demanded that they be given the highest level of obedience and any other loyalties that an individual might have would have to be subject to the demands of the state. To disagree would be considered treason. During the centuries, governments have changed, but the basic assumption of the state was that religion had to be subject to the state and whoever would not conform was an enemy. Followers of the Christian ...http://arnobius-of-sicca.blogspot.com/2015/04/idol-worship-2015.html
Day Twenty-Six Consecration to Mary for the 21st Century/A Lenten Journey THE ONE TRUE FAITH - March 19, 2015 ... tragic situation. You will be praying through the news on TV, on the radio, and as you read the newspaper. This is what Christians should be doing, anyway. Third Meditation With Mary, let us pray this short litany. Add this response to each petition. Hear us Lord. Keep my family safe in Your Love Preserve us in peace Assist Your Church Aid our bishop Defend our Holy Father, the Pope Guide my pastor Help all parish priests Grant Your people widom of You and Your ways Keep families strong in ...http://theonetruefaith-faith.blogspot.com/2015/03/day-twenty-six-consecration-to-mary-for.html
San Francisco Catholic Students Demonstrate Ignorance About What Being Catholic Means ARNOBIUS OF SICCA - March 13, 2015 ... position, if we may ask? Pope Francis : The position of the Church. I am a son of the Church. The students and alumni qua activists leading them have staked out a position on sand (see Matthew 7:26-27). They believe in a Church that does not exist except in the minds of those who are disobedient to her—a hopeless quest which has them hoping for something that can never be. By fighting the Church, they end up fighting God (Acts 5:39). The truth is, the Catholic Church professes to be the ...http://arnobius-of-sicca.blogspot.com/2015/03/san-francisco-catholic-students.html