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Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael ~ Archangels BATTLE BEADS BLOG - September 29, 2016 "You should be aware that the word "angel" denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those who deliver messages of lesser importance are called angels; and those who proclaim messages of supreme importance are called archangels. "And so it was that not merely an angel but the archangel Gabriel was sent to the Virgin Mary. It was only fitting ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/09/feast-of-sts-michael-gabriel-and.html
Allowing the Unworthy Reception of Our Eucharistic Lord CRISIS MAGAZINE - September 23, 2016 ... "back to the humble, for the happiness of the humble." He would, in a mercy exceeding Christ's, "allow them even sin." Today, instead of being accused of cold exclusionism, Christ is supposed to have exonerated himself by mercifully permitting what he once called serious sin. Discussing the recent papal letter lauding Eucharistic access for certain divorced and remarried persons who aren't celibate, Ross Douthat notes the effective division between an unchanged magisterial ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/C6CYy6x3aFE/unworthy-reception-eucharistic-lord
Mud, Water, and Spirit: Why Not Become Fire? Καθολικός διάκονος - August 14, 2016 ... great is my anguish until it is accomplished!" Jesus here was likely referring to the baptism of his passion, death, and resurrection; his literal dying, being buried, and rising to new life. When you were baptized you, too, experienced this, at least ritually. In baptism, confirmation, and in each Eucharist, you and I are sent to be fire-starters. The result of this baptism, just as the result of his baptism by John in the river Jordan, was an unleashing of ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/08/mud-water-and-spirit-why-not-become-fire.html