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Bird Watching on the Baptism of Our Lord QUANTUM THEOLOGY - January 8, 2017 ... to pick up the newspaper from the end of the driveway. It was unusually quiet for a Sunday morning. It was too early for the murmuring exodus of cars headed to church or too cold for the dogs who yip at every dashing squirrel, and there were no leaf blowers howling 8212; any unraked leaves being conveniently buried under 4 inches of icy snow. All of which made the sharp knocks from across the street hard to miss. I spotted his red crest first. Undeterred by ...http://quantumtheology.blogspot.com/2017/01/bird-watching-on-baptism-of-our-lord.html
O Antiphon: The Law Giver A WING AND A PRAYER - December 18, 2016 ... appear unto Moses in the burning bush, and gavest him the law in Sinai, come to redeem us with an outstretched ...http://awingandaprayer.blogspot.com/2016/12/o-antiphon-law-giver.html
The Greatest Journey, Part 1 HAPPY CATHOLIC* - December 17, 2016 ... the chronology proposed by Fr. Gaechter. He conjectures--from reasons of suitability--that Joseph prudently made this journey to Bethlehem very soon after his formal marriage to Mary. The motive, he believes, was to spare Mary from the questions of the inquisitive Nazarenes once her pregnancy became visible. We later learn that the people of this village were capable of angry rejection of Jesus--"Is this not the carpenter's son?" Another argument to favor the theory of an early arrival (rather ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-greatest-journey-part-1.html
Reflection: Luke 20:27-38 THE DOME BLOG - November 6, 2016 Sunday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time - Luke 20:27-38 Today a few Sadducees approached Jesus and inquired: "Master, Moses prescribed that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife no child the brother should marry the widow. By doing this he would "raise posterity to his brother." The Sadducees posed another scenario to Jesus: "There were seven brothers. The oldest brother married and he died childless. The second brother married his widow, then the ...http://ferdinandbenedictines.blogspot.com/2016/11/reflection-luke-2027-38.html
Handle With Prayer A FRIAR'S LIFE - October 15, 2016 HOMILY FOR THE 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, October 16, 2016: A CCD teacher was struggling to open a combination lock on the supply cabinet for her class. She had been told the combination, but just couldn't remember it. Finally she asked the pastor for help. He began to turn the dial, but after the first two numbers, paused and stared blankly for a moment. Finally he took a deep breath and looked serenely up to heaven as his lips moved silently. He ...http://afriarslife.blogspot.com/2016/10/handle-with-prayer.html
Proclaim the Word "Through All Patience." Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C BIG C CATHOLICS - October 12, 2016 Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois Exodus 17:8-13; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8 " Proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. " 2 Tm 4:2 It is the call of every Christian to make his faith the center of his life. Period. Faith lives at the core of the human person and from it the Christian seeks direction for ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/10/proclaim-word-through-all-patience.html
Young People Leaving Organized Religion-The Perfect Modern Storm BROOKLYN BORN BELIEVER - October 7, 2016 ... of them are young people. The Public Religion Research Institute published a study recently entitled, "Exodus: Why Americans are Leaving Religion-And Why They're Unlikely To Come Back." The study shows that Americans are increasingly identifying as being "nones." Nearly 40 percent of those are between the ages of 18-29. More disturbing is that fact that the Catholic Church has the most that are leaving. I've been suspicious for awhile that part of the problem ...http://brooklyn-born-believer.blogspot.com/2016/10/young-people-leaving-organized-religion.html