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Letting Go CATHOLIC EDUCATOR - September 2, 2014 ... of depression—not so much because their lives are awful—in fact, they're quite interesting and exciting. The depression comes from giving up something very precious—our childhood—and instinctively wanting that security and order that marks our childhood, where others do things for us instead of us having to do things for ourselves. Freshmen, beginning high school is partly about letting go, too. Homework folders are no longer being sent home to your mom and dad which ...http://catholiceducator.blogspot.com/2014/09/letting-go.html
¿Hablas Español? NEW SPANISH/LATIN TLM Hand Missal! And Fr. Z Rants. FR. Z'S BLOG - September 2, 2014 ... the very people who most opposed it. In spite of the fact that the late saintly Pope commanded by his apostolic authority that bishops provide a generous application of his legislation…. they didn't , in sheer defiance, fueled by ideological malice. There are reasons why the older post- Ecclesia Dei communities can sometimes seem angrier than the newer post- Summorum Pontificum communities. Those earlier communities were relentlessly persecuted for their love of the Church's traditions ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/i018F80qU5U/
A Model for a Cultural Center for the New Evangelization NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - August 26, 2014 ... engages people spiritually through a focus on the physical. I don't know if he was right, but something on these lines would be good. Another way of engaging people who are then going to be open to mediation, chant and retreats is to have 12-step fellowship groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous meeting closeby. I am aware of several priests who go to AA and also many converts to Catholicism who were first given a faith in God through such groups. The 12 steps are a systematic application of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/AGEf7ecHwn4/a-model-for-cultural-center-for-new.html
MONASTICISM, CLERICALISM & THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS by Abbot Nicholas MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - August 25, 2014 ... Christian prayer and practice. But many faithful seemingly do not grasp the importance of the priesthood of all believers, or they lack models for living it. We need not invent new spiritual models to fill this gap. Christian tradition already contains the resources for understanding and living this universal baptismal priesthood. One resource is the monastic tradition. For cultural and historical reasons, monasticism has typically not served as a model for lay spirituality in ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/08/monasticism-clericalism-priesthood-of.html
Leave Off That Last Bookend? CATHOLIC SENSIBILITY - June 9, 2014 ... done something with it. You start a meeting with a prayer. Or maybe it's a personal endeavor or something. You sign yourself with the cross. Then say the prayer. Then sign again. Then unsquint your eyes and look up. Has anyone ever thought about eliminating that second signation? I didn't do it after the opening prayer of the meetings with my spiritual director. I was thinking, "I'm going to lay bare my spiritual experiences ...http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/leave-off-that-last-bookend/
Happy Feast of Mary, Queen of Apostles WINDOWS TO THE SOUL BLOG - June 7, 2014 ... their thirst. An apostle is a temple of the Blessed Trinity, which is at work in her at full power. An apostle is a person who exudes God from all her pores: through her words, works, prayers, gestures, attitude… Inhale God! Exhale God! This "inhaling and exhaling" of God–that our relationship with God is our very life's breath–is what it means to be an apostle. And Mary can show us how. I love how St. John Paul II called Mary the Star of the New Evangelization. We certainly ...http://windowstothesoul.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/maryqueen/