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More About Lectio Divina VULTUS CHRISTI - November 12, 2014 ... Church on Some Aspects of Christian Meditation — a document that deserves to be better known— makes this clear: Christian prayer is always determined by the structure of the Christian faith, in which the very truth of God and creature shines forth. For this reason, it is defined, properly speaking, as a personal, intimate and profound dialogue between man and God. It expresses therefore the communion of redeemed creatures with the intimate life of the Persons of ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/11/more-about-lectio-divina/
Full Text: Cardinal Collins' Address, the Theologian With the Smell of the Sheep ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO BLOG - November 10, 2014 ... occasion, it is most fitting to reflect, not perhaps on the image of the priest or bishop with the smell of the sheep, but of the theologian with the smell of the sheep. This is because all who are engaged in theological studies, or in the different ways in which the fruits of those studies are shared once the student graduates, have an ecclesial vocation. They too have a responsibility for the flock which is the People of God, which is the local Church (in parish or Diocese), or which is the ...http://archdioceseoftoronto.blogspot.com/2014/11/full-text-cardinal-collins-address.html
Reflections on the Extraordinary Synod's Mid-Way Report Καθολικός διάκονος - October 13, 2014 ... day. At least for me, one good reason why it is important to read these documents myself is to separate what they actually contain from efforts to spin the contents, which usually consists in unduly emphasizing some aspects while completely ignoring other, equally important, or even more important, aspects. It is also important to note at the outset of any such post that, even though the English translation is on the Holy See's website, it has to be something of a "rough and ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2014/10/reflections-on-extraordinary-synods-mid.html
Pray to Saints? Why Not Go Directly to God? SHAMELESS POPERY - September 25, 2014 ... directly to God. Such an objection is frivolous and perhaps even evil. Consider three reasons: Such an objection would condemn St. Paul for asking for the prayers of others . St. Paul takes the time to write to the Ephesians to ask for their prayers (Eph. 6:18-20): " Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that utterance may be given me in ...http://catholicdefense.blogspot.com/2014/09/pray-to-saints-why-not-go-directly-to.html
A Model for a Cultural Center for the New Evangelization NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - August 26, 2014 ... 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 Christian principles (without ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/AGEf7ecHwn4/a-model-for-cultural-center-for-new.html