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Readings on the Complementary Nature of the Sacraments AVE MARIA PRESS BLOG - July 6, 2015 There are numerous resources available online, primarily from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and writings of recent popes to help you not only facilitate your classroom discussion regarding the complementary nature of the sacraments, but also to contribute to your own knowledge about the sacramental life. Whether or not you teach a particular course on the Seven Sacraments, these readings can contribute to a foundational source essential for ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EngagingFaith/~3/TeVP-lnjDiA/
** 'NZ CATHOLIC' - May 31-June 13 2015 In the current issue: Beatification ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - June 6, 2015 *** 'NZ CATHOLIC' - May 31-June 13 2015 http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz In the current issue: Beatification Mass for assassinated archbishop ... Church scraps annulment fees ... Projects exemplify 'Fit 4 Mission' ... Guide helps parishes to be welcoming to all ... Limits foreseen on photos in church ... Church fights 'witch' killings in PNG ...Clericalism a danger, warns Pope ... Bishops treading softly with missal translation ... Pupils' hearts turn to suffering in Nepal. ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2015/06/nz-catholic-may-31-june-13-2015-httpwww.html
A Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - May 24, 2015 Today, we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday. Some of you may ask yourselves, "What is the origin of Pentecost in the Catholic Church?" According to the New Catholic Dictionary of 1929, the word Pentecost is Greek for "pentecostes" which means "fiftieth." This feast "commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, and takes its name from the fact that it comes nearly fifty days after Easter. It was a Jewish festival, and has been observed in ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-homily-for-today.html
The Image of Man Has Been Raised Up: On the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - May 14, 2015 ... moment has been celebrated in the Church on the fortieth day after Easter since the earliest centuries. Some of the Church Fathers, including Augustine, said that the feast had been observed since the time of the apostles, although the earliest evidence of its celebration dates to the fifth century. In the Latin Rite in the United States the Feast of the Ascension is one of six solemnities, the others being the solemnities of Mary, Mother of God (January 1); the Assumption of the Blessed ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/05/the-image-of-man-has-been-raised-up-on-the-feast-of-the-ascension-of-the-lord.html
These Weeks in Madonna House - March 27-April 8 II GETTING TO THE POINT - April 9, 2015 ... was stunningly beautiful in its essential simplicity. I am the spiritual director of the woman who was baptized, so had the immense privilege of administering those sacraments to her - a moment of awe and sacred delight, about which I can say very little, really. After the Vigil, we celebrated with a festive late night supper. Our Russian Easter foods of paska and koolitch (a sweet cheese confection and a special Easter bread) were consumed in large quantities (note my use of the passive voice ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/04/these-weeks-in-madonna-house-march-27_9.html
An Unusual Holy Week, a Happy Easter, and Another Special Anniversary PRINTS OF GRACE - April 5, 2015 ... gathered in prayer, singing, and praising the Lord. I've been excited for one of my Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) sisters ever since I found out her husband would be coming into the Church at the Easter Vigil. I sat with her and some other friends I know through CRHP this evening. We all were overjoyed to see someone we've known and been praying for over a number of years be Confirmed and receive his First Communion. We cracked up when his sponsor and another mutual friend immediately asked ...http://printsofgrace.blogspot.com/2015/04/An-Unusual-Holy-Week-Happy-Easter-and-Another-Special-Anniversary.html
The Easter Triduum: Entering Into the Paschal Mystery INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - April 2, 2015 ... this yearly cycle, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, "the various aspects of the one Paschal mystery unfold"(CCC 1171). The Easter Triduum holds a special place in the liturgical year because it marks the culmination of the yearly celebration in proclaiming the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Latin word triduum refers to a period of three days and has long been used to describe various three-day observances that prepared for a feast day through ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/04/the-easter-triduum-entering-into-the-paschal-mystery.html