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Fortnight for Freedom Day Two ST. WALBURGA'S BLOG - June 22, 2015 Religious liberty in many countries of the world is under attack. It continues to be under threat in the United States. Some example of this threat in the United states are: --HHS mandates for sterilization, artificial birth control, and abortion-inducing drugs. --The government attack on and closing down of Catholic foster care and adoptive services for their refusal to release children to same sex couples. --State laws that penalize Catholic charities ...http://stwalburgas.blogspot.com/2015/06/fortnight-for-freedom-day-two.html
Sunday Word, 07Jun15 TO FIND FRUIT - June 7, 2015 ... that echo melodies in the main body; the closing can be a separate section. A musical close of any length is called a coda . A coda makes musical remarks about an entire composition. The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Jesus provides us with a liturgical coda before we resume the numbered Sundays of the Year. The solemnity ' s remark urges us to give ourselves to the One whose suffering, dying, rising and exaltation to share the very life of God we celebrated over ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2015/06/sunday-word-07jun15.html
Sunday Word, 31 May 15 TO FIND FRUIT - May 31, 2015 ... 10 Jesus suffered; God in Jesus suffered. The Author of life 11 was killed so you and I may also be glorified with him . What does that mean for our Catholic living day to day? It means suffering, indeed any weakness, shapes us more like Jesus; it imprints Jesus' identity on us most deeply. God became human in Jesus to serve and not to be served. 12 Serving is an exercise of human freedom. When Christians serve they donate their freedom as Jesus modeled. Holy Spirit, the identity of Jesus, ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2015/05/sunday-word-31-may-15.html
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi…hoc Credimus? MONASTERY OF THE HOLY CROSS - April 28, 2015 In a recent post, I suggested that we can learn how to pray by listening attentively to the prayers of the liturgy. I used the example of the long, and quite beautiful closing prayer of the Major Rogation . The idea of learning prayer from the liturgy is not at all new; I'm stealing it from the Church Fathers. It's just their thinking can be remote from us. There has been a linguistic drift over the centuries, and ...http://chicagomonk.org/about-us/the-priors-blog/lex-orandi-lex-credendi-hoc-credimus/