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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C LORD, IF YOU WILL (SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES) - August 28, 2016 There is probably no greater summary of our faith, than that which we hear in our Gospel today: "The one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted." Because what that means, as C.S. Lewis once put it: "is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." In fact, that is the way our Gospel ends, with the reminder that the mark of true humility is inviting those whom we know can never ...http://lordifyouwill.blogspot.com/2016/08/22nd-sunday-in-ordinary-time-cycle-c.html
Humility Καθολικός διάκονος - August 28, 2016 ... Suffice it note that only God sees you as you really are, which is as someone beloved. When discussing humility it seems almost always necessary to point out that it comes from the Latin word humus , meaning soil. In the spiritual life, then, humility is the soil in which the virtues can be cultivated. Among the seven deadly sins pride holds pride of place. Each of the seven deadly sins has a contrary virtue. The contrary virtue of pride is humility. Because humility consists in both putting ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/08/humility.html
A Second Look at the Our Father (Sunday 17.C) HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - July 24, 2016 ... And the only time he ever makes an issue of the length of prayer is in the Garden of Gethsemane, when he asks "can you not watch an hour with me?" And after giving the disciples the Our Father, Jesus continues his teaching by underling the need to persevere in prayer. How regularly we pray is more important, he seems to suggest, than how long we pray—although, of course, he himself spent long periods of time in prayer, and I don't want to make light of that. But everything in ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-second-look-at-our-father-sunday-17c_24.html
CRITICISM Vs CORRECTION.............Part I GLORIA OLIVAE - July 15, 2016 1. A misunderstanding. In today's language criticism and correction are almost synonymous; but there is a world of difference between the two. Criticism is shallow, emotional and often irrational. Correction is deep, very rational and often an act of Christian Charity. Our radio program had earned a notoriety in that Protestants listened to it and found it unnecessary to attack the Catholic Church because our program was doing a good job doing it. Hold it. We are not ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_07_01_archive.html#5766513019677628455
PART I - The GOOD SAMARITAN - TRUE Compassion and Mercy. GLORIA OLIVAE - July 8, 2016 1. The young rich man in 'Veritatis splendor.' The parable of the young rich man in the Gospel which was the main theme in Pope John Paul II's encyclical raised the most important and the only reason for man's existence - the attainment of eternal life. All religions aim at some concept of eternal life; most of which are philosophically unsound. The importance of the answer to this universal and eternal question was the main theme of the best encyclical of this century. ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_07_01_archive.html#2290459683396720045
FEAST of the SACRED HEART OF JESUS - The Good Shepherd and the Lost Sheep. GLORIA OLIVAE - June 4, 2016 ... said; 'but there is still one thing that is lacking. 'Go home, sell all your things and give it to the poor and come follow Me.' There was still ONE THING LACKING, without which he cannot attain eternal life.....he cannot go to heaven. 'Go home and...' That was a command given to all the Apostles and to all who would follow Christ. It is the same command given to Therese of Lisieux, to St. Bernard, to St. Benedict, St. Thomas of Aquinas.....to all destined to go to heaven. And the young man ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_06_01_archive.html#3904817189842326646
The Rosary in Maronite Spirituality A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - May 17, 2016 ... illustrious Pope Leo XIII wrote more than ten encyclicals and instructions promoting the use of the Rosary. To make pastoral applications of the Marian teachings of the Second Vatican Council Pope Paul VI in 1974 authored the apostolic exhortation Devotion to Mary (Marialis Cultus). Paul VI discussed the Rosary at some length as a summary of the Gospel comprised of prayers based on Gospel texts. He urged the faithful to pray the Rosary, and ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-rosary-in-maronite-spirituality.html