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Who Is My Neighbor BLOG OF THE DORMITION - November 15, 2015 ... chance or accident (which does not exist) but by God, who personally knows and loves every victim, every witness, and every sinner. Russian Icon of the Good Samaritan XVIII c. When the man is stripped and beaten by robbers, God sends him a priest. God calls upon this priest to intervene for good, to help, to show mercy, to be a priest. To the priest, God gives the first opportunity to act as God's instrument of healing. But the priest passes him by on the other side. He passes by the robbed ...http://holydormition.blogspot.com/2015/11/who-is-my-neighbor.html
Living in the Light TIME FOR REFLECTIONS - October 24, 2015 ... yourself. Only lies live in darkness. Our Enemy thrives in the dark. Living in The Light 1 Peter 5:8 says, "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." Don't be one of the people caught in the devil's trap. His goal is to rob you from your true purpose; the life you were created to live. You can't solve your problems this way. The Enemy is successful at haunting us because he relies on our fears and insecurities to control ...http://timeforreflections.blogspot.com/2015/10/living-in-light.html
Quote (and Reality Check) of the Day THE WILD REED - October 6, 2015 ... something good in committed LGBT relationships. There were no LGBT allies invited to speak at the recent World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, and there is little hope that this month's Synod on the Family in Rome will be any better. LGBT people cannot get married in the Catholic Church, and the rhetoric of bishops leads many to believe that the church will not bless same-sex relationships anytime soon. It's time for progressive Catholics to recognize that, in spite of the pope's gestures ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/10/quote-and-reality-check-of-day_6.html
What Is at the Core of Original Sin? COMMUNITY IN MISSION - September 3, 2015 Sometimes Original Sin gets simplified into the eating of an apple. But the core of the apple is not the "core" I speak of in the title. Actually an apple is not mentioned. It is fruit surely but what fruit we do not know. But what's the big deal about eating an apple or piece of fruit? OK, maybe they shouldn't have eaten it. But really, did an apple lead to all the pain and grief we experience today? As you may have guessed, No, it was not an apple or fruit per se that led ...http://blog.adw.org/2015/09/what-is-at-the-core-of-original-sin/
Manliness FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - August 22, 2015 ... Alienation is part of modern manhood, yet the Church should not set about alienating man. Christianity like Islam or Judaism is supposed to be a manly religion, at its heart is not only that God became Man - one with us, but in his becoming Man he also became a man, with a genealogy, a family, a name and even a trade, this very particular man was the very icon of God. It has always been heresy, and it is on the rise today, it is to 'de-Incarnate' the Incarnate Word. We find this in the ...http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2015/08/manliness.html
St. Monica Novena Starts Today! And "Rosary Coaxing" My 9 Year Old... LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - August 18, 2015 ... immediately plugging it in for a few minutes worth of charging before we left, and then locating the adapter so that we could charge it in the car. Upon getting settled in the car, I used my heroine status to my advantage: "I usually pray the rosary in the car, Hank. Want to pray a decade with me?" "You pray the rosary? In THE CAR?" Henry is clearly not yet indoctrinated into the Love To Pray In The Car! Club. But he was feeling amenable generally to my cause since I had saved his ability to ...http://www.lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com/2015/08/st-monica-novena-starts-today-and.html