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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 ... It reminded me so vividly of a story that took place on the road to Emmaus at another time of discouragement: "That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from knowing him… Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, 'Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem ...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– ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/receiving-holy-communion-these-days/
The Mythology of Re-Marriage COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - April 18, 2015 ... indicated by this: I see no 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 ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-mythology-of-re-marriage.html