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Growing Old Grace-Fully (Sunday 11B) HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - June 17, 2015 ... an extra trip and take Communion to Mrs. Sangster. When he got back, I asked how he found her. "She was wonderful," Juan answered. "She said 'I may be blind, but I can still tell that you're good looking!'" I told him that it was clear Terry Sangster lives by faith and not by sight! That humorous story captures the spirit of a great lady, but it also introduces the subject of my homily today: growing old gracefully. Terry Sangster is one of those people described in today's ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2015/06/therese-sangster-is-former-parishioner.html
What If the Findings of the Commission on Medjugorje Turn Out to Be 'Inconclusive'? ABBEY ROADS - June 7, 2015 ... incident arose out of a seemingly unspectacular event: Father Schwaab of Urexweiler was walking his dog in Dirmingen woods with a schoolteacher friend when the dog was alarmed by a falling spruce tree. The spot in the woods was already associated in folk memory with magical events; a forester had supposedly been beaten by an unknown hand, and someone else claimed to have seen thousands of cats there. Popular sentiment proceeded to turn the incident into a form of apparition. Rumour had it that ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/06/what-if-findings-of-commission-on.html
Motherhood FIRE, SALT, AND LIGHT. - May 10, 2015 On this Mother's Day some thoughts from Pope St. John Paul on motherhood from his Apostolic Letter on the Dignity and Vocation of Women: from section VI, Para. 18: The human being - both male and female - is the only being in the world which God willed for its own sake. This is the profoundly reality that God who IS Love, creates us to be His beloved and infuses within us the capacity to love, to love Him, to love one another and through Jesus this love is sanctified when ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/hopeforpriests/hcWS/~3/2-CYv6HdYro/motherhood.html
My Turn: A Lesson From Damien, Leper Priest THESE STONE WALLS - May 6, 2015 ... organizing an effort to secure his future in Thailand when he is free from these stone walls. During his missionary outreach to prisons, Eric Mahl has had three meetings with Pornchai. On the last one, he was accompanied by Father Seraphim Michelenko who served as vice-postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Saint Maria Faustina. I wrote of that meeting in " Father Seraphim Michalenko on a Mission of Divine Mercy ." Eric also wrote of that meeting in his letter: "This very ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/WXdqueJBs10/
Receiving Holy Communion These Days COMMUNIO - May 2, 2015 I am aware we've moved into the season of catechetical year of First Holy Communion. A rich and beautiful time. But it is also a distressing time for several reasons. As a sacrament, I look forward to being with Christ in this manner. I am aware that so many are not on the same page as I am or even Mother Church. For too many Holy Communion –and the first time a person receives– is more of a coming of age ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/receiving-holy-communion-these-days/
The Mythology of Re-Marriage COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - April 18, 2015 ... reason why one cannot believe in the indissolubility of marriage in a doctrinal sense, but still think that it is right in practice to make allowances and bend rules for people whose lives go wrong. In fact I think this is far more Christlike than treating them as uniquely sinful. The general drift is that we mustn't be too hard on people, because that is not kind; and we all make mistakes (or even, in more reactionary circles, 'we all fall into sin'). Therefore, we should overlook the fact ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-mythology-of-re-marriage.html
The Loud Silence of St. Joseph DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 19, 2015 ... Christ-child. The Gospels are very clear that Joseph is not the father of the Lord Jesus. The child born of the Virgin Mary is God and has no earthly father. The body of Christ's human nature is created by what the scriptures describe as "the power of the Holy Spirit." If this explanation confounds us, we are rightly confounded. Christ is like us inasmuch as shares with us a human nature and lives a real human life. And yet, Christ is unlike us inasmuch as he ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-loud-silence-of-st-joseph.html