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God Is An Artisan A primal belief, prior to all thinking, grounded ... SCIENCE AND RELIGION -- THOUGHTS ALONG THE WAY - March 20, 2016 ... a craftsman and artist. Creation is a dynamic deep of we know not what, untouchable as the air we breath. It should invite us to a festive quest beyond the narrow scrutiny of science, however fascinating and informative that may be. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . God's big gamble is sharing his ...http://reflectionsreligionscience.blogspot.com/2016/03/god-is-artisan-primal-belief-prior-to.html
Lent, Baptism, Penance, and Being Busy Καθολικός διάκονος - March 18, 2016 ... the celebrant. It was then-Bishop Niederauer who ordained me. Also, I've been preparing to preach on Passion/Palm Sunday. The main focus of the retreat I am leading tomorrow is a passage from The Gospel According to St. John, namely 4:4-42 . This passage is the gospel reading for the Third Sunday of Lent during Year A of the lectionary. It is also the gospel reading for the Mass at which the First Scrutiny is celebrated, regardless of the lectionary year. As ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/03/lent-baptism-penance-and-being-busy.html
Third Sunday of Lent FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - February 28, 2016 It is Scrutiny Sunday . Formerly, on this day, candidates were examined in preparation for Baptism on Holy Saturday. The first effect of Baptism is to free the souls from the power of the devil. The house of which Jesus speaks, is the human soul before His coming, degraded by idolatry, by sensuality, under the tyranny of the evil spirit. Mary holding the Infant (pictured in the upper left corner) is a symbol of our Baptism. Mary gives birth to us as members ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2015/03/third-sunday-of-lent.html
RCIA As Inspiration . . . Really? GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - February 23, 2016 http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2016/02/rcia-as-inspiration-really.html
The Vatican Did Everything to Accommodate Patriarch Kirill, but Received Little in Return SANCTE PATER - February 13, 2016 ... Kirill sign a joint declaration on religious unity at Jose Marti aiport in Havana (AP) By Fr Mark Drew ( Catholic Herald ) The reported first words of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill on their historic meeting – for historic it was, however hackneyed the word – were revealing. "Finally" said the Pontiff, adding "we are brothers". Kirill was equally satisfied but perhaps less effusive: "Yes, things are much easier now". Easier no doubt because the Vatican, in its ...http://www.sanctepater.com/2016/02/the-vatican-did-everything-to.html
A Glimpse of St. Thomas Aquinas HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - January 28, 2016 ... of wisdom: "The highest form of teaching comes not from books written, but from lives lived." Thomas died on March 7, 1274. He was canonized in 1323 and declared a Doctor of the Catholic Church in 1567. Pope Leo XII declared him Patron of all Universities and Catholic Schools . No discussion of St. Thomas Aquinas, even such a short inadequate summary as this, should end without some mention of the beautiful Eucharistic hymns that he left for his beloved Church. Only a man who intimately loved ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-glimpse-of-st-thomas-aquinas.html
What Is to Be Done? COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - January 26, 2016 http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2016/01/what-is-to-be-done.html