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The Pope, the Synod & The Ravenna Document MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - November 11, 2014 ... in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me" (Jn 17, 21). We give thanks to the triune God who has gathered us – members of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church - so that we might respond together in obedience to this prayer of Jesus. We are conscious that our dialogue is restarting in a world that has changed profoundly in recent times. The processes of secularization and globalization, ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-pope-synod-catholic-orthodox.html
The Communion of Saints, the Church As Communion & The Gospel of Communion MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - November 3, 2014 ... saints of history, both old and new, famous or forgotten, who are officially recognised by the universal Church, the "hundred and forty four thousand" perhaps, of the Apocalypse. But there is also that "huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language", who, stand before God's throne and worship him night and day in the joyful and victorious liturgy of heaven. Among them we find "those who have been through the great tribulation and have ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-communion-of-saints-church-as.html
Synod Fathers Message to Families CATHOLIC FAITH AND REFLECTIONS - October 19, 2014 ... includes the capacity to offer life, affection, and values—an experience possible even for those who have not been able to bear children. Families who live this light-filled adventure become a sign for all, especially for young people. This journey is sometimes a mountainous trek with hardships and falls. God is always there to accompany us. The family experiences his presence in affection and dialogue between husband and wife, parents and children, sisters and brothers. They embrace him ...http://bob.yerhot.org/2014/10/synod-fathers-message-to-families/
Message of the Synod Assembly on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelisation VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 18, 2014 ... between husband and wife, parents and children, sisters and brothers. They embrace him in family prayer and listening to the Word of God—a small, daily oasis of the spirit. They discover him every day as they educate their children in the faith and in the beauty of a life lived according to the Gospel, a life of holiness. Grandparents also share in this task with great affection and dedication. The family is thus an authentic domestic Church that expands to become the family of families ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2014/10/message-of-synod-assembly-on-pastoral.html
To Every Family, "We Stand at the Door and Knock" – The Synod's Last Word WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - October 18, 2014 ... marginalized, poor, lonely, sick, strangers, and families in crisis, aware of the Lord's word, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). It is a gift of goods, of fellowship, of love and mercy, and also a witness to the truth, to light, and to the meaning of life. The high point which sums up all the threads of communion with God and neighbor is the Sunday Eucharist when the family and the whole Church sits at table with the Lord. He gives himself to all of us, pilgrims ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2014/10/we-stand-at-door-and-knock-synods-last.html
The Church As Communion: The Influence of This Theology on the Synod on the Family. (4) MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 8, 2014 ... bond between the Eucharist and the Church. A more individualistic Eucharistic piety developed that was centered on the real presence, despite the fact that St. Thomas Aquinas still clearly maintained à propos of the Eucharist that "the reality (res) of the sacrament is the unity of the mystical body." (8) 3. Eucharistic ecclesiology It is important to stress here that the ecclesiology of communion promoted by the Council takes its inspiration from the Eucharistic ecclesiology of the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-church-as-communion-influence-of.html