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The Nature of the Church and the Papacy How the Dialogue Is Going MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - April 7, 2014 ... representative. The context and atmosphere surrounding this idea were those of the actuality of the action of God, Christ and his saints working in their representative. This is a very sacramental, iconological concept, linked to the idea of constant "presences" of God and the celestial powers in our earthly sphere. It is this quality of actuality and of a vertical descent and a presence which has its source in Luke 10: 16, "Qui vos audit, me audit; qui vos spernit, me spernit." All these ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-nature-of-church-and-papacy-how.html
"Our Authority Is Exercised in Our Ability to Serve" – To the Bishops, Francis' "Enola Gay" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - March 13, 2014 ... critical. I believe that on this score, we are far behind. 5. As pastors, bishops and priests, are we conscious and convinced of the mission of the lay faithful and do we give them the freedom to continue discerning, in a way befitting their growth as disciples, the mission which the Lord has entrusted to them? Do we support them and accompany them, overcoming the temptation to manipulate them or infantilize them? Are we constantly open to letting ourselves be challenged in our efforts to ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2014/03/our-authority-is-exercised-in-our.html
Laugh Yourself Silly: Dyspeptic Mutterings on Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga on Vatican II by MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - January 20, 2014 ... over and over again. Let me humbly submit that constantly talking about your fabulous insights seems to be the dictionary definition of self-referential. The Church is rising. There is a significant increment of the faith in Africa, where the Church has grown tremendously during the 20th century. Such vitality can also be seen in some sectors of the Church in Asia –in India, Vietnam, the Philippines. But, at the same time, we are seeing in Europe institutions of considerable size but ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2014/01/laugh-yourself-silly-dyspeptic.html