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Making Distinctions: The Value of Walls and Boundaries CRISIS MAGAZINE - June 9, 2014 ... subordinate to a more basic unity. In modern times, for all the talk of accepting ambiguities, people don't like contemplation of open-ended mysteries or subtleties that can't be fully grasped. They want to do away with ancient conundrums like mind and body, God and man, the one and the many, and favor simple forceful arguments that rely on a very few clear principles that tell us how to get things done. They agree with Marx: "the philosophers have only interpreted the world, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/5iWGy_PLcnY/good-fences
On Priestly Celibacy and the Diaconate PRO UNIONE - May 28, 2014 ... more celibate deacons and more married priests in the west, for various reasons. Most likely we would be talking about admitting married men to orders, rather than allowing priests to marry after ordination. This is the ancient tradition of the Church, east and west, since the Council of Nicaea when it was offered as a compromise between some who wanted celibacy as the norm, and others who thought it should not matter whether marriage or orders come first. We still have both extreme practices ...http://prounione.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/on-priestly-celibacy-and-the-diaconate/
Ecumenism Is the Church's Bad Dream UNAM SANCTAM CATHOLICAM - May 26, 2014 ... reintegration is neither fathomable in its mode nor even desirable in the modern Church. Ratzinger's comment that "the Lord will awaken people's faith everywhere in such a way that it overflows from one to the other, and the one Church is there" is particularly revolutionary, as it locates the Church not in an objective reality but in an exchange - a relationship. The concept of 'Church' for Ratzinger is more about becoming than being - it is located in the interplay between the various ...http://unamsanctamcatholicam.blogspot.com/2014/05/ecumenism-is-churchs-bad-dream.html
Navarre Bible Commentary:Tuesday, 5th Week of Easter JOE CATHOLIC - May 20, 2014 ... 2:14; 19:38). The peace which Jesus gives us completely transcends the peace of the world (cf. the note on Mt 10:34–37), which can be superficial and misleading and compatible with injustice. The peace of Christ is, above all, reconciliation with God and reconciliation of men with one another; it is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit (cf. Gal 5:22–23); it is "serenity of mind, tranquillity of soul, simplicity of heart, a bond of love, a union of charity: no one can inherit God if ...http://www.thejoecatholic.org/2014/05/navarre-bible-commentary-tuesday-5th.html
"Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us" CATHOLIC LIVING TODAY - May 1, 2014 ... addition to the readings and psalm, " practically everything in the liturgy has some roots in Scripture ." His scholarly book point out these connections as a biblical walk through the Mass. Then we bring you two interesting piece about the Church history. The first is about the Crusades, typically depicted in modern discussion as a deplorably violent episode in which thuggish Westerners trundled off, unprovoked, to murder and pillage peace-loving, sophisticated Muslims. But ...http://catholiclivingtoday.blogspot.com/2011/05/were-not-our-hearts-burning-within-us.html
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