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"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 The Holy Father and the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Adolfo Nicolas SJ Thinking about the Holy Father's use of the phrase, 'Doctors of the Law', I have been wondering who they are. It is not unrelated to the growing thought that one of the most significant changes post Vatican II is the disenfranchisement of parents or the broader family in teaching the faith to children. It goes back to an experience I had over thirty years ago, when as a ...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
"Jesus Wants to Include" – Synod's Mandate in Hand, Pope Says "Today Is a Time of Mercy!" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - October 25, 2015 ... to God's fatherhood, so too Bartimaeus is freed thanks to Jesus' compassion. Jesus has just left Jericho. Even though he has only begun his most important journey, which will take him to Jerusalem, he still stops to respond to Bartimaeus' cry. Jesus is moved by his request and becomes involved in his situation. He is not content to offer him alms, but rather wants to personally encounter him. He does not give him any instruction or response, but asks him: "What do you want me to do for you?" ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/10/jesus-wants-to-include-synods-mandate.html
Infusing the Spirit of the Novus Ordo Into Eastern Catholicism: Notes on Piero Marini's New Appointment, the Legacy of t RORATE CÆLI - September 19, 2015 Patriarch Louis Raphael celebrating Mass at the Chaldean church of the Queen of the Holy Rosary in Baghdad, 2014. ( Source ) *** On Piero Marini and the "Special Commission on the Liturgy" for the Eastern Catholics September 1 saw, in addition to the Pope's letter on the Jubilee of Mercy with its historic gestures to the SSPX and on abortion, the announcement that he had also renewed the membership of the Special Commission on the Liturgy of the ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/09/infusing-spirit-of-novus-ordo-into.html
16 Tips to Help You Overcome Problems in Your Prayer Life AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - September 15, 2015 ... to the point of being decent at it. This is the case for those who are trying for the first time or just trying to take prayer to the next level. If you read the Saints on prayer, all of them have struggled, so why would we think we are any different? In many ways prayer is like any other relationship. Many of us start out basing it, in many ways, on good experiences and emotions. This, as in a romantic relationship, is a good thing, because it helps bring two people closer ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/09/16-tips-to-help-you-overcome-problems-in-your-prayer-life/
Your Life's Purpose SAINT THEODORA/MOTHER THEODORE GUERIN - September 7, 2015 ... years of age, St. 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 ...http://saint-theodora.com/2015/09/07/your-lifes-purpose/