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Wednesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 30, 2015 FR. CARMEN MELE, O.P.: TODAY'S HOMILETTE - July 28, 2015 ... "the Messiah, the Son of God." Martha may not have sat at Jesus' feet, but she knows his worth. We are wise to contemplate Jesus' words like Mary and be ready to serve him like Martha. Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time (Exodus 40:16-21.34-38; Matthew 13:47-53) Years ago religious sisters taught their pupils to make room for the Holy Spirit. They were to reject sin so that the Spirit would find in them a fitting place to reside. The lesson may sound naive today, but it is not ...http://cbmdominicanpreacher.blogspot.com/2015/07/wednesday-july-29-and-thursday-july-30.html

Our Current Read Aloud (which We Love!!) TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - July 20, 2015 ... it, too. Strong characters and plot can appeal to any child, of say 8-14 years, and seems particularly riveting to boys. Vocabulary that sometimes has me learning new words makes the book a bonus for parents, too! Honestly, we are so delighted to have been introduced to Tom Playfair and want to share about the not-as-well-known read aloud trilogy that he is featured in so you can delight in it, too. Nina and Luke have been saying how they want to buy some of their friends copies of the Tom ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2015/07/tomplayfair.html

Jesuit: Use Anger As a Weapon Against Evil"The Sin of Sodomy Is Now Called 'Marriage:' a Lie That Is Being Perpetrated A RORATE CÆLI - July 1, 2015 ... uncontrolled expression of anger is not just an offense against another person. It's a direct attack on God, on God's very essence and being because God is love. The essence of God is relationship and unity among the Persons of the Holy Trinity. By inflicting our anger on another, we not only harm our relationship and our unity with that person, we are actually rebelling against God who is relationship and is unity in Himself. Not loving another is an insult against God whose very being is ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/07/jesuit-use-anger-as-weapon-against-evil.html

Is Tolerance a Good Thing? AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - June 10, 2015 ... quickly when we oppose someone's views. Other say that tolerance is "open-mindedness". The problem is that most who say they are "open-minded" have very set beliefs about a lot of things and when you disagree with them, their minds seem to close very quickly. Once again, GK Chesterton said it best: "Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." EXAMPLE FROM CULTURE – No Catholic I know would think ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/06/the-cognitive-dissonance-of-tolerance/

Christian Reading Of…Homer? CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDENT - A BLOG ABOUT THE BIBLE, CATHOLICISM - June 10, 2015 ... destroyed, Nor could they bear the fetid foam which burst From out the fountain of her horrid jaws; ( Source ) For those of us who have not memorized Homer, this comes from Iliad Book 6, Lines 181-183. But of course, you're saying like I was, "How could 'Christ the King' be in the Iliad?" Here is the Iliad text from the Chicago Homer site (minus text-critical notes): IL.6.181 πρόσθε λέων, "πιθεν δὲ ...http://catholicbiblestudent.com/2015/06/christian-reading-ofhomer.html

Designing a Rule of Life THE CATHOLIC SCHOLAR - June 2, 2015 ... mind the following: Your choices should be geared to your personality and individual needs. You are not doing this to impress or compete with others. Your choices should be specific. Instead of "Pray more," for example, you could decide to "Pray for fifteen minutes each day." Your choices should be practical. You should be able to do them, to measure your progress, and to hold yourself accountable. Your choices should not overwhelm you. Be sure to limit your disciplines and goals. They should ...http://thecatholicscholar.blogspot.com/2015/06/designing-rule-of-life.html

Tom on the Benedict Option EST QUOD EST - May 19, 2015 ... never took any discernible shape.... Since then, Rod has written a lot about "the Benedict Option" without managing to define it in a way anyone who doesn't find what he writes convincing can comprehend. These days, although he still can't say what it is , he does insist it's hugely important to every Christian in America : Again and again: these are not normal times . We can't be about business as usual. The future of Christianity in America will be Benedictine — as in Benedict Option ...http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2015/05/tom-on-benedict-option.html

The Gift of Courage GETTING TO THE POINT - May 18, 2015 ... fortitude strengthens us in the battle to achieve the reasonable good. The good we can see is possible, that while it may be far off and fraught with difficulties we nonetheless know is attainable. I suppose one of the most obvious examples of that reasonable good is the enormous effort and work that goes into raising a family. It is very hard, and demands everything from the man and woman who essay it, but it is nonetheless a reasonable thing to do—if you simply keep ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-gift-of-courage.html

Dialogue With a Baptist Philosophy Professor on Catholic-Protestant Ecumenical Relations (vs. Dr. Jerry Walls) BIBLICAL EVIDENCE FOR CATHOLICISM - May 13, 2015 ... surely know. If not, I can't help you. I was simply stating my beliefs held in faith. Rest assured that I can defend them at extreme length (from the Bible and history). And I can criticize your ecclesiology at extreme length as well (from the Bible and history): none of which would be question-begging at all. I still await an answer as to what is so unecumenical in a Catholic holding his views, yet respecting Protestants as Christian brethren. [C]ultivate that great virtue, ...http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2015/05/dialogue-with-baptist-philosophy.html

Charlotte Mason Teaching Tuesdays: The Fine Art of Education WILDFLOWERS AND MARBLES - May 12, 2015 ... angles…just in case they didn't get it the first six times we explained it. We tend to operate from a structured, outlined, more "scientific" perspective because that's what "the experts" tell us we should be seeing/hearing from our kids and this scientific extraction method is how best to go about getting at it, but Miss Mason is pretty clear in saying that this is an "art" not a science. Art is about expression – so think of this as you, the teacher, expressing your choice to ...http://wildflowersandmarbles.com/2015/05/12/charlotte-mason-teaching-tuesdays-the-fine-art-of-education/

Blessed Maria Gabriella, Model of Redemptive Suffering CATHOLIC FIRE - April 22, 2015 ... example of spiritual ecumenism. Source Patronage against bodily ills against death of parents against impoverishment against poverty against sickness ecumenism sick people Quotes from Blessed Maria Gabriella "In simplicity of heart I gladly offer everything, O Lord." "The Lord put me on this path, he will remember to sustain me in battle." "To His mercy I entrust my frailty." "I saw in front of me a big cross..., I thought that my sacrifice was nothing in comparison to His." "I offered myself ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/04/blessed-maria-gabriella-model-of.html

Humility - One of the Hidden Life-Changing Truths That Easter Brings. REFLECTIONS AND RUMINATIONS - April 19, 2015 ... of our lives pivot and hinge on its truth. Many will no doubt base their examples and content on how different individuals have encountered a turnaround in life, often from a position of weakness, suffering and failure, to one of strength, wholeness and victory, and cite these as Easter images of the resurrection. I have no bone to pick with them or their myriad examples. But from my own experiences, readings and reflections, it has dawned upon me that there ...http://frlukefong.blogspot.com/2015/04/humility-one-of-hidden-life-changing.html

He Is Risen! Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Easter CRISIS MAGAZINE - April 6, 2015 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/2MQrNQkHQWo/risen-sherlock-holmes-mystery-easter