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The Celebration of Baptism and the Meaning of Confirmation MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - January 23, 2016 ... concentrated for each person in the process of Baptism, Confirmation and Communion. The sin of Adam is looked at with joy through the prism of the Resurrection, "Oh happy fault!" which has brought us such a redemption. Here, right before you in the here and now, redemption is unfolding in the lives of those who are being baptized. When St Ambrose was Bishop of Milan ( ), he had readings for Baptism which have hardly changed. St Ambrose presents us with several Old Testament texts through which ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-celebration-of-baptism-and-meaning.html
Who Is a Catholic? GLORIA OLIVAE - January 18, 2016 ... church or religion has these signs. They were made so by God precisely to differentiate the true Church from the rest of the other so-called churches. These signs are God-made and cannot be duplicated by men. God saw to it that with ordinary sincere effort all men can know these signs and use them to identify the true Church of Christ. 5. These four visible signs emanate from the very supernatural essence of the Catholic Church. And as such cannot be understood by men. So God placed these ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_01_01_archive.html#1791466368249729524
The Eucharist, Synodality, and Collegiality: The Theology of Metropolitan John Zizioulas and the Vision of Pope Francis MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 22, 2015 ... united into one for their Eucharist to be proper ecclesiologically. Ecclesial unity on a universal level is essential for the Eucharist. [Nicolaus 10, 1982 pp333-49] I. The subject on which I have been asked to speak is important and vast. Although it is a subject on which I have worked for many years, I fell inadequate to deal with it properly in a brief lecture. What I intend to do here is to offer some general suggestions which may help to deepen the discussion of the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-eucharist-synodality-and.html