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Theosis Is Everything, Monastic and Ecumenical MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - April 24, 2016 ... ascetic commitment on our part; and finally, deification witnesses to the deeper meaning of the apophatic way found in Orthodox theology, a meaning rooted in the 'the [sic] repentance of the human person before the face of the living God.'" He doesn't explicitly state it, but it seems like Louth is not terribly impressed with all of the "retrievals" that evangelicals (and others) are attempting to construct by adopting a form of theosis. For Louth, it seems, you can't simply have theosis, you ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/04/theosis-is-everything-monastic-and.html
Francis Defends Judas, Whacks the High Priests A CATHOLIC LIFE - April 14, 2016 ... that there was no contrition in Judas' repentance. Were it otherwise, he would have gone directly to Jesus and apologized to him. He rather went and hung himself with a halter, which was an act of final impenitence—a mortal sin. Revelation has it that he is now one of the demons of Hell who tempt the faithful on earth, something God would never permit had he truly been innocent and contrite. And whereas the chief priests were most wicked, they were not inhumane to Judas, because Judas ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/X38YEtOl8a0/francis-defends-judas-whacks-high.html
On "Pinpointing" Consecration: A Letter for the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - March 7, 2016 I happened recently upon a letter I had sent in 2007 to a priest with whom I was having an amicable disagreement. It is more than likely that some NLM readers are confronted with similar objections or rude remarks about St. Thomas, the scholastics, and traditional Eucharistic devotion and piety. I offer it today in homage to the Angelic Doctor, who departed to his heavenly reward on this day in the year 1274. March 1, 2007 Dear Father ———, Thank you for ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/00n5qibMUlo/on-pinpointing-consecration-letter-for.html
Saint Josephine Bakhita COMMUNIO - February 8, 2016 ... with Christ, were without hope because they were "without God in the world". To come to know God—the true God—means to receive hope. We who have always lived with the Christian concept of God, and have grown accustomed to it, have almost ceased to notice that we possess the hope that ensues from a real encounter with this God. The example of a saint of our time can to some degree help us understand what it means to have a real encounter with this God for the first ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/02/saint-josephine-bakhita-3/
16 Tips for Jump-Starting Your Prayer Life This Lent AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - February 8, 2016 ... is the case for those who are trying for the first time or just trying to take prayer to the next level. 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 together. But, real love can only be fostered once we stop relying on emotional highs and great experiences. Once the emotions leave, we must decide ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2016/02/16-tips-for-jump-starting-your-prayer-life-this-lent/
The Motive and Mission of the True Prophet INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - January 31, 2016 ... tickle the ears of the people in order to acquire money, power, and fame. In our day and culture, we can easily point to televangelists as heirs to false prophets, but such sophists and con men come in many forms. The words of the Apostle John are as true today as they were in the first century: "[M]any false prophets have gone out into the world" (1 Jn 4:1). But what is a prophet? What does a true prophet do? Yes, often says things about the future; the Old Testament prophets ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/01/the-motive-and-mission-of-the-true-prophet.html
Pro-Life Quotes of Pope Francis DA MIHI ANIMAS - January 22, 2016 ... discarded, as the 'culture of waste' suggests!" - Speech to Catholic healthcare professionals and gynecologists Sept. 20, 2013 5. "All too often, as we know from experience, people do not choose life, they do not accept the 'Gospel of Life' but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, self-interest, profit, power and pleasure, and not by love, by concern for the good of others. …As a ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/01/pro-life-quotes-of-pope-francis.html