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Christian Spirituality XX: An Eye for an Eye and Resisting Evil, Matthew 5:38-42 PONDER THESE THINGS IN YOUR HEART - January 19, 2017 ... Being crushed and waiting upon the Lord is not easy. Jesus does not say it is or will be easy. He directs us down the narrow path. It is narrow for a reason and most people will not go there, even many Christians do not want to bother with the narrow way. I encourage you to trust Jesus. He is the way. This way is not easy, not popular, but it works. It may take seventy years. It might take 400, if we recall the slavery of the Hebrew people in Egypt, but do not give up. Prayer matters. What we ...http://ponderintheheart.blogspot.com/2017/01/christian-spirituality-xx-eye-for-eye.html

ACN - Mother & Son Survived Two Years Under the Thumb of the Islamic State A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - January 6, 2017 ... converted to Islam. From that time on, we concealed that we were Christians." "We received a document from ISIS stating that we were Muslims," continues Ismail. "That way, I could go out on the street in Mosul, though you could not be sure of your life. Once, I was beaten up because my trousers were too long." "Another time, when I was going to the mosque with the jihadists, our path was blocked. Suddenly we were passed by men in orange suits, held at gunpoint by a group of ISIS children. The ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2017/01/acn-mother-son-survived-two-years-under.html

The Collects of Advent: Who Is Being Addressed, and What Difference Does It Make? NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - December 19, 2016 ... vision. Thus, a group of six Collects for the Father, to whom is appropriated the power of creating the universe, and a group of seven collects for the Son, to whom is appropriated the wisdom and mercy of redemption, appears beautifully fitting. In the redaction of the Ordinary Form, on the other hand, many of the ancient Advent Collects were scrapped or reconfigured, and nearly all of the Collects were forced into the Patricentric mold so favored by reformers in the grip of archaeologism or ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/bXux-Z8Cers/the-collects-of-advent-who-is-being_19.html

Pope's Appeal for Syria: Yes to Peace, Yes to the People of Aleppo CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 11, 2016 ... regenerates us. God entered into history to free us from the bondage of sin. He has pitched his tent among us to share our lives, heal our pains, bind up our wounds and give us new life. Joy is the fruit of this action of salvation and love of God". "Christmas is near, the signs of its approach are evident on our streets and in our homes. Here in the square the crib was placed beside the tree. These external signs invite us to welcome the Lord who always comes and knocks on our door. They ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/popes-appeal-for-syria-yes-to-peace-yes.html

Gaudete Sunday – The Third Sunday of Advent CATHOLIC HOTDISH - December 9, 2016 ... is to come, and he made the joyful observation that the sick were cured, the dead raised, and the poor had the good news proclaimed to them (Mt 11:5), all signs that indeed, the Messiah had come, which is reason to rejoice. Save Save ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/f2-UqnYGiqg/

How Should We Care for Body of the Deceased? A CATHOLIC LIFE - November 13, 2016 A fitting reflection during November, the Month Dedicated to Pray for the Souls of the Dead who are in Purgatory. Remember, cremation (despite what modern men are saying) has always been prohibited for Catholics : Image Source: Catholic Cravings St. Augustine "On the Care of the Dead," (circa 422): The care with which we bury the dead expresses our faith in the victory over everlasting death which Our Lord Jesus Christ has won in our ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/Vu5WjYTIh80/how-should-we-care-for-body-of-deceased.html

How Can You Tell If Someone Is Demon-Possessed? CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 13, 2016 ... described the unsettling reaction that a possessed person usually has, detailing a common response to the exorcist's prayer. "There's no lack of frightening facial expressions, threatening words or gestures and other things," he said, "but especially blasphemies against God and Our Lady." The Catechism of the Catholic Church emphasizes the importance of distinguishing between demonic activity and mental illness. From paragraph 1673: "Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/how-can-you-tell-if-someone-is-demon.html

Eucharistic Procession for All Saints and Mass for All Souls at Wyoming Catholic College NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 9, 2016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/fCQYfir_wgA/eucharistic-procession-for-all-saints.html

Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - November 6, 2016 "He is God not of the dead, but of the living." [Lk. 20:38; Mt. 22:32] Why is He the God of the living? It is because He is "the living God." [Jn. 11:27; Acts 14:14; Rom. 9:26; 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 Tim. 3:15, 4:10, 6:17; 2 Cor. 3:3, 6:16; Heb. 3:12, 9:12, 10:31, 12:22; Rev. 7:2] He is the living God Who has chosen to make His dwelling within us. "For we are the temple of the living God; as God said: 'I will live in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2016/11/homily-for-today.html

All Souls FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - November 2, 2016 The day following All Saints is the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, All Souls Day. "It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they might be loosed from their sins." (2 Maccabees 12: 46) These words reflect the Jewish origins of the practice of praying for the dead, a practice continued by the Church. On All Souls Day, every priest has the privilege of celebrating three Masses. A full plenary indulgence can be ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2016/11/all-souls.html

All Souls Day A CATHOLIC LIFE - November 2, 2016 Today is the day after the Solemnity of All Saints and is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls). This feast, dating back to the 11th Century, is a time to remember all of the faithfully depart and pray that they are now in the grace of God. God certainly is Love and He is mercy. The only thing we can do is trust in Him and pray for our loved ones. This feast, dating back to the 11th Century, is a time to remember all of the faithfully depart and pray ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/Sy6vIN9qN_4/all-souls-day.html

All Souls' Day CATHOLIC FIRE - November 2, 2016 ... of the Mass. In the early days of Christianity the names of the departed were recorded on tablets. Later, in the sixth century, the Benedictine monasteries commemorated their deceased during Pentecost. In Spain, there was such a day on Saturday before before Pentecost, at the time of St. Isidore (d. 636). In Germany there existed a ceremony of praying to the dead on 1 October. St. Odilo of Cluny (d. 1048) ordered the commemoration of all the faithful departed ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/11/all-souls-day.html

All Souls - The Faithful Departed PRINTED AS PREACHED - November 2, 2016 When we pray for the dead, for the holy souls, we acknowledge that our love is never wasted, that friendship and love can reach out over the dark expanse of death. Out of this close bond of affection and love we pray in the direction of heaven, that as those who have gone before us approach the judgment seat of God, that they will not be afraid but trust all the more that God is a merciful God. And if the trajectory of their lives, motivated by God's grace, points them to ...http://printedaspreached.blogspot.com/2016/11/all-souls-faithful-departed.html

Commemoration of All Souls HAPPY CATHOLIC* - November 2, 2016 The Day of the Dead , William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) Today we dedicate our prayers in suffrage for the souls in purgatory, still being purified of the remains of sin. Our ties with deceased relatives and friends do not end with their death. Priests can celebrate Mass three times on this day for their benefit, and all the faithful can gain special indulgences to expedite their entrance into heaven. In Conversation with God, Vol. 7 ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2016/11/commemoration-of-all-souls.html

All Souls Day November 2nd BATTLE BEADS BLOG - November 2, 2016 All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. The day is primarily celebrated in the Catholic Church, but it is also celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church and a few other denominations of Christianity. The Anglican church is the largest protestant church to celebrate the holy day. Most protestant denominations do not recognize the holiday and disagree with the theology behind it. According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/11/all-souls-day-november-2nd.html

That They May Rest in Peace. NUNBLOG - November 2, 2016 What day is more fitting than All Souls Day to read the new Church guidelines on the Seventh Corporal Work of Mercy, "To bury the dead"? Actually, the guidelines below are not new--that is, nothing has changed with regard to how the bodies of the dead are to be treated, whether buried or cremated. But since society has by now established forms of commitment to the earth that can have a powerful and misleading influence on our understanding of the ...http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2016/11/that-they-may-rest-in-peace.html

To Trace All Souls Day INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - November 2, 2016 ... once said so well, one major difference between Protestants and Catholics is that Catholics pray for the dead: "My view is that if Purgatory did not exist, we should have to invent it." Why? "Because few things are as immediate, as human and as widespread—at all times and in all cultures—as prayer for one"s own departed dear ones." Calvin, the Reformer of Geneva, had a woman whipped because she was discovered praying at the grave of herson and hence was guilty, ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/11/to-trace-all-souls-day.html

Perspective Without a Vanishing Point? NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 2, 2016 ... the Incarnation that gives us "power to become children of God" (John 1). We are, therefore, not free to push aside the apostolic nature of our faith, which is handed down to us through our tradition, because our faith is rooted in the Incarnation, in real historical fact. Do our art and music make this connection and promote a hermeneutic of continuity? What about parish life and community? If we ourselves are the only reason we assemble, people will self-select their peers, and our community ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/h0VJMJcuDLw/perspective-without-vanishing-point.html

Lectio Divina for All THE ONE TRUE FAITH - November 1, 2016 @ http://www.standrewskyrenia.org/soul-day/ Wednesday, November 2, 2016 The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed Jesus does not reject anyone Lectio Jesus said to the crowds, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen me, you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down ...http://theonetruefaith-faith.blogspot.com/2016/11/lectio-divina-for-all.html

All Saints' Day BATTLE BEADS BLOG - November 1, 2016 ... Holy day customs vary around the world. In the United States, the day before is Halloween and is usually celebrated by dressing in costumes with themes of death commonly associated. Children go door-to-door in costume, trick-or-treating, that is soliciting candy from their neighbors. The holiday has lost much of its connection to its religious origins. Although nearly everyone celebrates Halloween for the fun of the secular holiday, the following religious solemnity, is not widely practiced or ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/11/all-saints-day.html

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