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To the Catholic Biblical Federation: The Word of God Is a Sacramental VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - June 22, 2015 ... and crumble. When a Church closes up in herself and forgets that she has been sent to announce the Gospel, that is, the Good News, to move hearts with the kerygma, then she ages and weakens. And, I would add, she sickens and dies". "I have heard it said many times that the diocese in northern Africa at the time of St. Augustine were dead Churches. No! There are two ways of dying: dying closed in oneself or dying by giving life as witness. And a Church that has the courage ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/06/to-catholic-biblical-federation-word-of.html
Benedict XVI and Shepherds for the Whole World DA MIHI ANIMAS - May 12, 2015 ... share "the questions of the times" in its continuing efforts to announce the gospel to the world. Benedict XVI's new reflections came in an April 21 letter to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who served as his Secretary of State from 2006 to 2013. A summary of the letter was published in the May 10 edition of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. The Pope emeritus wrote that "the service of a shepherd cannot be only limited only to the Church," even though "in ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/05/benedict-xvi-and-shepherds-for-whole.html
Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Spiritual Life DA MIHI ANIMAS - May 11, 2015 ... Him….these He would send out to proclaim the Gospel (Mark 3:14). Unfortunately today, we have too many 'go-goes' and not enough 'come-comes.' The proper balance is found again in the story of Martha and Mary which follows in the Gospel the Good Samaritan. In the latter, social service is praised. But in the story of Martha and Mary, it is suggested that we are not to become too absorbed in serving, that we have become too absorbed in serving that we have ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/05/archbishop-fulton-sheen-on-spiritual.html
Most Rev. Raymond Roussin, SM: A Good Shepherd HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - April 26, 2015 ... life for the sheep. Christ is speaking plainly about his passion and death when he says "I lay down my life for the sheep." The Good Shepherd suffers for his flock. Suffering was at the heart of Raymond Roussin's ministry as a bishop, almost without a break. When first named a bishop, he was called upon to close down the small diocese to which he was sent. We never spoke about it, but it cannot have been easy. From there he went to the Diocese of Victoria. He was hardly settled when its ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2015/04/most-rev-raymond-roussin-sm-good.html
Book Review: The Cross As Our Banner and Our Joy VOX NOVA - March 28, 2015 ... fascinating is the meditation on the Book of Revelation, which Francis argues is not a story of the end of the world, but rather a book of consolation. Citing the theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, Francis states that divine consolation does not take the form of counsel, but images and symbols that must be interpreted. For Francis, it is imperative that all of us draw joy and meaning from the symbols in Revelation; however, he sees this process as particularly important for priests engaged in ...http://vox-nova.com/2015/03/28/book-review-the-cross-as-our-banner-and-our-joy/
Pope Benedict Roundup THE BENEDICT BLOG - March 21, 2015 ... for wanting his new title to simply be "Father" rather than Pope Emeritus or Benedict XVI is to put more space between him and the role of the pope, so that there is no confusion as to who the "true Pope" is, Bremer reported. Varieties of Neopolagianism: Ratzinger's reading of Joseph Peiper - Edmund Waldstein. Sancrucensis 12/15/14: The exercises [in Ratzinger's The Yes of Jesus Christ: Spiritual Exercises in Faith, Hope, and Love ] are based on a close reading of Josef Pieper's little books ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PopeBenedictXVIFanClubBlog/~3/uiGHv6tnEx0/pope-benedict-roundup.html
John 3:16 and the Journey From Darkness to Light INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 15, 2015 ... direction." And that is an apt description of the season of Lent: a transforming encounter with a person, the Son of God, who gives us life, direction, purpose. Nicodemus, a Pharisee, sought out an encounter with Jesus. He came at night, fearful of being seen with Jesus The nighttime, in John's Gospel, symbolizes the spiritual darkness in which man lives apart from God, a theme introduced in the opening verses of John's Gospel (Jn 1:4-5). This ruler of the ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/03/john-316-and-the-journey-from-darkness-to-light.html