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If God Is for Us, Who Can Be Against Us? YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - February 28, 2015 Second Sunday of Lent B 2015 By Rev. Joe McCloskey, SJ God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" he replied. Then God said: "Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you." Genesis 22:1-2 Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." Suddenly, looking ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2015/02/if-god-is-for-us-who-can-be-against-us.html

Quick Lessons From the Catechism: The Battle of Prayer (a.k.a. Prayer Is a Battlefield) TOM PERNA - February 27, 2015 ... are nearly ¼ into the Season of Lent and the question we should ask ourselves is – Has my prayer life increased so far this Lent? Am I praying more? Am I committing time for prayer? Or does the statement still remain – My prayer life a battlefield. First thing to do is recommit yourself right now to begin praying more. Once you're finished reading this blog post, offer up some prayers for the people in your life and of course ...http://tomperna.org/2015/02/27/quick-lessons-from-the-catechism-the-battle-of-prayer-a-k-a-prayer-is-a-battlefield/

Exciting Bible Stories - Acts of the Apostles - The Story of Ananias and His Wife Sapphira CARIBBEAN CATHOLIC - February 26, 2015 ... of property. 2 With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet. 3 Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You ...http://caribbeancatholic.blogspot.com/2015/02/exciting-bible-stories-acts-of-apostles.html

Saint Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church COMMUNIO - February 21, 2015 Today is the feast of a great Benedictine monk, bishop and cardinal of the Church. The Mass prayer quotes the Rule of Benedict when it says "putting nothing before Christ" connecting the ministry of Peter with his "ardent in the service of your Church, we may be led to the joys of eternal light." Peter was a great reformer of the monastic life and the Church. Given the state of the Church today in some places, we need another Peter Damian. Here is a portion ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/02/saint-peter-damian-doctor-of-the-church/

Fr. Walter Ciszek and Ordinary Virtue LIFE'S PRIVATE BOOK - February 21, 2015 "Facing a firing squad is a pretty good test, I guess, of your theology of death." - Fr. Walter Ciszek, He Leadeth Me That is how Fr. Ciszek opens ch. 15 of his book. He follows it up with "I didn't exactly pass the test with flying colors." I've read a number of books on spiritual development, including some classics like The Imitation of Christ , but they never did a lot for me. This is a reflection on me rather than the works themselves; the classics ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LifesPrivateBook/~3/-7phBp5kVdo/fr-walter-ciszek-and-ordinary-virtue.html

Pause for Prayer: THURSDAY 2/19 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - February 18, 2015 ... about to be triggered... Give me a 10 second warning, Lord, just enough time to reconsider, begin again, go another route, try another way, make a different plan and stop before I speak or act: give me just enough time to make a change in my bad habits' ways... Give me a 10 second warning before I use your name in vain or that foul "expletive deleted..." Give me a 10 second warning before I gossip, spread a rumor or ruin someone's ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2015/02/pause-for-prayer-thursday-219.html

Fasting Is a Test of Obedience, Not Endurance AND SOMETIMES TEA - February 18, 2015 http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2015/02/fasting-is-test-of-obedience-not.html

The Prayer of the Innocent Man GETTING TO THE POINT - February 16, 2015 Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked. I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Lord, ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-prayer-of-innocent-man.html

The APPARITION of the BLESSED VIRGIN in Lourdes. GLORIA OLIVAE - February 13, 2015 ... test they were sent out of Paradise to work out how to return. With this we end the historical level of the Liturgy. 3. The interpretation from the Fathers of the Church. As we have mentioned before, Christ had given the right interpretation to all His teachings to the apostles. Though the apostles taught it to their disciples, they were not able to write it down. It was the disciples of the apostles and the Fathers of the Church who had the leisure to write ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2015_02_01_archive.html#4618311639066046304

Lenten Reading COFFEE AND CANTICLES - February 9, 2015 It's that time of year to think: what am I gonna do for lent this year? If you read Catholic blogs and websites you'll never lack for suggestions. Prayer, fasting, almsgiving. There's so many ways to do these. Spiritual reading comes under the heading of prayer. Depending on what you select, and how you read it, the reading itself is prayer. Due to its status as liturgy, the Liturgy of the Hours is a prime example of this. If you ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoffeeAndCanticles-TheDivineOfficeInYourLife/~3/rT5Cn77E53w/lenten-reading.html

Lessons I Saw in a Football Game P R WOMAN FOR CHRIST - February 8, 2015 ... rough and ready sport f football. I traced this ill will to a 7th grade gym class test. The lady who was our teacher handed out sheets of paper filled with symbols used by football referees. since I had never yet even watched a football game, I tossed the paper aside. to my horror, at the next class we were to name all those referee calls! That was the rub: the only "F" i remember getting in all my school years. Last Sunday's Super Bowl was a sort of epiphany for me. I had ...http://prwomanforchrist.blogspot.com/2015/02/lessons-i-saw-in-football-game.html

Doing the Right Thing YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - February 5, 2015 ... last word. Our trust in God's goodness enables us to act with courage when put on the spot. Action When you are praying today, ask for help with any situation in your life where you are struggling to do the right thing. Trust in God to answer your ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2015/02/doing-right-thing.html

General Audience: The Importance of a Father's Presence in the Family VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - February 4, 2015 ... when they are distressed, when they dare and when they are afraid, when they make missteps and when they return to the right path. A father must always be present, but" – the Holy Father warned – "being present is not the same as controlling. Fathers who seek to control end up stifling their children; they do not let them grow". "The Gospel provides us with the example of the Father in heaven – the only one, Jesus says, who can truly be described as a 'good Father'. Everyone ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/02/general-audience-importance-of-fathers.html

4 Tasty Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Recipes for Our Lady of Altagracia Day (or Anytime!) TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - January 25, 2015 http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2015/01/4-tasty-gluten-free-casein-free-recipes.html

7 Quick Takes - Happy New Year! NOTLUKEWARM - January 9, 2015 ... out in a most excellent manner. The other big one is to stop saying yes automatically. I was good at it with our children, but I seem to have lost the skill once I stopped using it regularly. I hope to recapture it soon. 4. Check lists, to-do lists, packing lists, book lists, lists of lists - love them all. However, lately I've forgotten to look at my lists so stuff is falling into an abyss and I find myself back-tracking and putting out fires. Not a fun way to start the year. Need to make the ...http://notlukewarm.blogspot.com/2015/01/7-quick-takes-happy-new-year.html

Demographic Gauges THE THEOLOGY OF DAD - December 21, 2014 ... There are very few people whose opinions you should regard. All Cretans are liars . (Titus 1:12) But what does any of this look like in the concrete? Take politics for instance. Do you worry about political events? How do your political views reflect the Gospel? How deeply do you understand the Gospel? How much time do you devote to reading/studying it? How would you rank your expertise in theology relative to what you have attained in other fields of knowledge? What are your spiritual goals? ...http://thetheologyofdad.blogspot.com/2014/12/demographic-gauges.html

Discerning Advent – Preparation GOD IN ALL THINGS - December 14, 2014 ... about him were trying to discern whether he was the messiah. Can you blame them? They had yet to meet Jesus. What were the signs they saw? It was John who was preaching this good news of the messiah's coming, the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Making choices requires a weighing of the signs before us. Jesuits talk about tensions, in ministry, in the Church, in all kinds of situations. These tensions though are good, it means we are holding things at a balance, in freedom. We ...http://godinallthings.com/2014/12/14/discerning-advent-preparation-2/

In Need DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU! (JN 2:5) - November 29, 2014 ... 2014 Christ the King Parish Topeka Daily Readings Come, Lord Jesus come! God get down here. God do something! God come closer! The prayer from the prophet Isaiah from our first reading is daring God to be who he says he would be - the savior of his people! It is a bold prayer! It is a prayer so different than our usual prayer to God - God keep your distance. God give me more time to work on myself and my projects. The ...http://frmitchel.blogspot.com/2014/11/homily-1st-sunday-of-advent-b-30.html

*You Hear It or You Don't A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - November 26, 2014 ... voice being closest to us can most easily influence us. Therefore, when God speaks to us, we need to listen and listen to make sure that our own voice does not smother his. If it did, we would not experience complete peace ~ this is the test. [The Lord made me see this during prayer after Mass this morning and I am most grateful for this ...http://journeyofimperfectsaint.blogspot.com/2014/11/you-hear-it-or-you-dont.html

Holiday Heroics THE CLOISTERED HEART - November 20, 2014 ... own friends and relatives, is a severe test of virtue.' (St. Francis de Sales) The season is almost upon us. Let the Holiday Heroics begin. Painting: Franck Antoine Bail, Carving the Pumpkin, 1910 This post is linked to Catholic Bloggers Network ...http://www.thecloisteredheart.org/2014/11/holiday-heroics.html

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