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Ecumenism, Rightly Understood CRISIS MAGAZINE - October 24, 2014 ... for truth found in the depths of every human heart" ( Uus §18). In short, "Authentic ecumenism is a gift at the service of truth" ( Uus §38). There remains to say something, albeit briefly, about the nature and purpose of dialogue as expressed in Uus §21-40. Most important, an interior conversion of the heart, indeed, repentance, is required as a precondition for engaging in ecumenical dialogue. Why this summons to conversion? " Christian unity is possible ," says John Paul, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/HuqzcIQujEg/ecumenism-rightly-understood
Evangelii Gaudium or "I CAN'T Believe I'm Doing This Again." AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM - October 3, 2014 ... believer in God" (16:34). Why should we not also enter into this great stream river of joy? 6. There are Christians who opt [for living life] whose lives seem like [that of a] Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in all phases and circumstances of life, especially at moments of great difficulty [which are] often very harsh . Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even at a minimum as a flicker of light born of our personal ...http://jmgarciaiii.blogspot.com/2013/11/evangelii-gaudium-or-i-cant-believe-im.html
Marriage, Divorce, & Communion: The Upcoming Synod of Bishops CALLED TO COMMUNION - September 25, 2014 ... have focused on the question of their eligibility to receive communion. Cardinal Walter Kasper encouraged speculation about a change in the Church's discipline by asking a consistory of cardinals in February whether or not the Church should continue to refuse communion to civilly divorced and remarried Catholics. As the synod approaches, it seems appropriate to reflect on what the Church can and cannot change about her doctrine and discipline. What is the rationale for barring the civilly ...http://www.calledtocommunion.com/2014/09/marriage-divorce-communion-the-upcoming-synod-of-bishops/
St. Maximilian Kolbe and Me CATHOLIC FIRE - August 13, 2014 ... twelve, he received a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary that changed his life. St. Max explains: "I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both." Joining the Conventual Franciscans, Raymond took the name Maximilian, pronouncing ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/08/st-maximilian-kolbe-and-me.html
What Is the New Evangelization? AGGIE CATHOLICS - August 6, 2014 What is the new evangelization? To help you figure out how much you know, I ask you to take the quiz below. This means you have to STOP ! Before you read anything below the picture, take this quiz: 1 - The new evangelization is about defending the faith better. True or false? 2 - The new evangelization is about improving our religious education programs. True or false? 3 - Benedict XVI started the new evangelization. True ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2014/08/what-is-new-evangelization.html
EG 266: A Richer Life in Christ CATHOLIC SENSIBILITY - July 31, 2014 ... has to be sustained by our own constantly renewed experience of savoring Christ's friendship and his message. It is impossible to persevere in a fervent evangelization unless we are convinced from personal experience that it is not the same thing to have known Jesus as not to have known him, not the same thing to walk with him as to walk blindly, not the same thing to hear his word as not to know it, and not the same thing to contemplate him, to worship him, ...http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/eg-266-a-richer-life-in-christ/
EG 262: A Renewed Missionary Impulse CATHOLIC SENSIBILITY - July 27, 2014 Pope Francis, giving "Reasons for a Renewed Missionary Impulse" in Evangelii Gaudium , suggests a believer pray and work. He begins by making a very audacious statement: 262. Spirit-filled evangelizers are evangelizers who pray and work. Mystical notions without a solid social and missionary outreach are of no help to evangelization, nor are dissertations or social or pastoral practices which lack a spirituality which can change hearts. Would some ...http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/eg-262-a-renewed-missionary-impulse/