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Christians Don't Compartmentalize (25.C) HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - September 18, 2016 ... separate sets of values, we are disintegrating—moving away from wholeness. Today, our readings take aim at compartmentalization. They ask us to wrestle with our tendency to keep what we believe in a different box from how we think and act in everyday life. In the first reading, the Old Testament prophet Amos gives us a snapshot of some merchants, bored to death at the synagogue, waiting for the service to end so they can get back to cheating and shortchanging people. They're a classic ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/09/christians-dont-compartmentalize-25c.html
The WeConnect Parish App From LPi CATHOLIC TECH TALK - September 12, 2016 ... importance than convincing someone to sign a bulletin: evangelization and catechesis. Can you afford not to try seventeen times to bring Jesus into someone's heart? Should you not try to harness the latest technology to connect people to the body of Christ? Along with all the other ways you seek to build parish engagement and share the message of Jesus, you need to have a voice in the primary arena of communication used today: the mobile app. Why the Church Mobile App? Mobile apps, whether ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholictechtalk/articles/~3/9bpZ7BLG51k/
Fr. Perrone on How Acedia Can Lead You to Hell, and a Proper 'Self-Hate' and 'Violence to Oneself' Can Save Your Soul MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - September 11, 2016 ... form of aridity experienced by those who have achieved a certain level of spiritual proficiency, the so-called "dark night." No, this is a much more basic level of torpidity which turns away from religious activities because they don't give the 'buzz' of excitement that sensual things do -- I might add: "of necessity!" As a result of this unfortunate state, sufferers of this malady get into moral ruts and never make spiritual progress. The devil keeps them firmly held in a position where their ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2016/09/fr-perrone-on-how-acedia-can-lead-you.html
Staying Fit YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - September 9, 2016 ... the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises have been an extraordinary means for growing closer to the Lord. Along the way, we try to let go of the things that tie us to this world and hold us back. Maybe it's unhealthy relationships from which we need to walk away. Maybe it's climbing the career ladder that has diverted our attention. There may be many encumbrances we need to shed if we're going be able to keep on running toward the goal. Companionship along the way is a big help. When your energy is ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2016/09/staying-fit.html
Sports + Catholicsm: Pope Francis Vs Vince Lombardi MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - September 2, 2016 Seriously interesting, especially about Lombardi: " Sports + Catholicsm: Pope Francis vs Vince Lombardi " ( Mick Jagger gathers no Mosque , August 5, 2016): Legendary Hall of Fame and Universal Football Coach, Vince Lombardi: Lombardi biographer David Maraniss wrote: Each day on his way to work for the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi would stop at St. Willebrord and "offer a prayer in case of unexpected death: My God, if I am to die today, ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2016/09/sports-catholicsm-pope-francis-vs-vince.html
Why I Am So Ready for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to Be Over, Seinfeld's Best Bit on the Olympics, and the Top Ten Rea PRINTS OF GRACE - August 21, 2016 ... him into watching a movie about faith rather than turning on the Olympics for several hours. We both really got a lot out of God's Not Dead 2 . I was so inspired to draw closer to Christ and make prayer time a priority, I drove out the Abbey for Eucharistic Adoration last night. It was wonderful spending quality time with Christ, always infinitely more precious than gold medals. I realized most of our time together at home recently has been with Kevin glued to the TV watching ...http://printsofgrace.blogspot.com/2016/08/Why-I-Am-So-Ready-for-the-2016-Summer-Olympic-Games-to-Be-Over-and-the-Top-Ten-Reasons-I-Will-Never-Be-an-Olympic-Athlete.html
The Neo-Pagan Limits of the Olympics CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 16, 2016 ... proportion to their importance to our culture. As the well-worn analogy goes, sports arenas are our new cathedrals, and the players our new panoply of saints, to whom we offer devotion and praise. Grown men quite literally weep and gnash their teeth when their team seems to be on the verge of losing, or winning; people riot in the streets regardless of the outcome. Much of our lives revolves around sports, and even those who are not "fans" (short, of course, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/RfIixqgoLHE/neo-pagan-limits-olympics