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"The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like a Mustard Seed" CATHOLIC LIVING TODAY - July 17, 2014 ... Even in your own hearts, God steadily forgives your weeds. It would be better if the weeds were not there, but he loves everything about you and wants you preserved. Fr. John Foley, S. J. says this is a radical idea because we often think that we have to be sinless in order to be loved. And this brings up an objection that has caused heated debate in recent years. If the Church is meant to be inclusive as the parable of the wheat and tares suggests , then why do we still have the penalty of ...http://catholiclivingtoday.blogspot.com/2011/07/kingdom-of-heaven-is-like-mustard-seed.html
Priests Battle the Pouring Dark of Loneliness THE BLACK BIRETTA - April 4, 2014 https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/priests-battle-the-pouring-dark-of-loneliness/ As a diocesan priest working in parish ministry for over 25 years, I have experienced rectory life with other priests for the first half and alone for the second. Unlike priests of a religious community who live together, we diocesan priests live alone more quickly than ever. I was ordained 14 years before becoming a pastor. Today, most priests are ordained 3 to 5 years then are ...http://blackbiretta.blogspot.com/2014/04/priests-battle-pouring-dark-of.html
The Scandal That Is Eating the Heart Out of the Catholic Church in America SANCTE PATER - March 24, 2014 ... always to give grave scandal, and to participate knowingly in a sacrilegious act. Let that sink in. Always gravely sinful. In terms perhaps more familiar to the laity: To give Communion knowingly and deliberately to ANYONE delineated in Canon 915 is ALWAYS a mortal sin. Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been the most outspoken of those bishops who refuse to obey Canon 915, but all of them are on record, as he is, as endorsing the commission of MORTAL SINS by their priests and other ministers of ...http://www.sanctepater.com/2014/03/the-scandal-that-is-eating-heart-out-of.html