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Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal CATHOLIC FIRE - November 26, 2015 ... the Blessed Virgin who was "clothed in white" standing on a globe and "a serpent." Rays of light issued forth from rings on her fingers and Catherine was told to commission a medal of what she was seeing. Then, turning the letter "M surmounted by a bar and a cross" underneath which were the hearts of Jesus and Mary all surrounded by the words "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." Catherine heard the voice tell her, "Have a medal struck after ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/11/feast-of-our-lady-of-miraculous-medal.html
"I Did Not Have Sex With That Woman ..." of Course, It Depends on What Your Definition of Sex and Sexuality Is ... ABBEY ROADS - November 16, 2015 ... direction. Culturally it has become the norm. When someone is coming out of a sinful lifestyle, or simply converting from an agnostic life, there are usually more challenging temptations and issues to deal with than that stuff. It's necessary to avoid putting obstacles in the way of those coming to Christ, of giving them added complexities or burdens too heavy to carry, as it were. The conversion process is ongoing. The Church acknowledges that and even recognizes and identifies the individual ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/11/i-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman-of.html
Doctors of the Law and the Spirit of Trent FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - October 31, 2015 ... seemed to be how Catholics had passed on the faith for centuries. It was part of an oral tradition handed down in a matriarchal non-literate society. Church buildings were important as places to pray, priests were important as givers of grace but it was the family that was the most important factor in both worship and catechesis. Somehow I think that they were spared much by not being literate, by having little contact with schools or churches. The interesting phenomena of American academics ...http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2015/10/doctors-of-law-and-spirit-of-trent.html
Closing Mass of the Synod: What the People Sow Today in Tears, They Will Reap Tomorrow in Joy VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 26, 2015 ... communion: what the people sow today in tears, they will reap tomorrow in joy. "We too have expressed, with the Psalm, the joy which is the fruit of the Lord's salvation: 'our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongues with shouts of joy'. A believer is someone who has experienced God's salvific action in his life. We pastors have experienced what it means to sow with difficulty, at times in tears, and to rejoice for the grace of a harvest which is beyond our strength and ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/10/closing-mass-of-synod-what-people-sow.html
September 20 Homily Prep THE MATADOR WORD - September 19, 2015 -Last Sunday's homily is available by email request -This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at www.usccb.org/readings -check out this weeks LinC letter at www.parishLinCLetter.blogspot.com -I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 9:30am and 6:00pm on Sunday Receive In the gospel this Sunday Jesus teaches us about faith. He says, "become like a little child". In child-like faith we are called to receive everything from our Father - ...http://thematadorword.blogspot.com/2015/09/september-20-homily-prep-we-most-often.html
Your Life's Purpose SAINT THEODORA/MOTHER THEODORE GUERIN - September 7, 2015 ... Theodora prayed for God to show here how to care for her bedridden mother and her little sister. As a young woman, she prayed how she could serve the Lord best. Once she determined that God wanted her to become a religious woman, she prayed in which order to serve. One of the major decisions of her life was if God wanted her to lead a group of women to the American wilderness to build schools for children and young women. Once here, her life's purpose was to be determined in an even greater ...http://saint-theodora.com/2015/09/07/your-lifes-purpose/