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"Our Father Will Not Be Outdone in Generosity" – On the Parkway, a Grand Finale... To Synod's Run-Up WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - September 27, 2015 ... rendering of the homily: Today the word of God surprises us with powerful and thought-provoking images. Images which challenge us, but also stir our enthusiasm. In the first reading, Joshua tells Moses that two members of the people are prophesying, speaking God's word, without a mandate. In the Gospel, John tells Jesus that the disciples had stopped someone from casting out evil spirits in the name of Jesus. Here is the surprise: Moses and Jesus both rebuke those closest to them for being so ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/09/on-parkway-grand-finale.html
Commemorating the Canonization of Jun7;pero Serra SHOWER OF ROSES - September 23, 2015 It's another historic day in the Catholic Church as our Holy Father visits the United States of America and Father Jun7;pero Serra becomes the very first saint to be canonized on U.S. soil! Jun7;pero Serra was a Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, which at the time were in Alta California in the Province of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/XjyDYjglJXo/junipero-serra.html
The Splendor of Truth Against the Darkness of Error RORATE CÆLI - September 9, 2015 ... while conveniently forgetting his unequivocal teaching on the absolutes of the moral law and the demanding requirements of the Gospel? Quite possibly the greatest doctrinal legacy of his pontificate is the sweeping Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor of 1993, the first comprehensive treatment of the foundations of moral theology in the papal magisterium. Curiously, it seems to have escaped the notice of some members of the hierarchy that the authoritative ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-splendor-of-truth-against-darkness_9.html
The Carmelite Tradition MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - September 5, 2015 ... proximity to one another, and took responsibility for one another. When they asked Albert the Patriarch of Jerusalem to draw up their way of life in a Rule, the relationships among themselves and with their leader, the prior, played an important part. They are reminded to celebrate the Eucharist together each day in an oratory located in the midst of the cells. They are told to gather regularly on a weekly basis to correct and encourage one another. They are to elect and reverence a prior, and ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-carmelite-tradition.html
Pope Saint Pius X: "Pope of the Blessed Sacrament" A YEAR OF PRAYER: 365 ROSARIES - August 21, 2015 "Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven." Today, August 21, we celebrate the feast day of Pope Saint Pius X (1835-1914), Confessor, reformer, and the two hundred-fifty-ninth pope. Referred to as the "Pope of the Blessed Sacrament," Pope Pius X is perhaps remembered best for his encouragement of frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist, especially for children. He urged all Catholics to look to Our Blessed Mother, and ...http://365rosaries.blogspot.com/2015/08/pope-saint-pius-x-pope-of-blessed.html
JOHN MILBANK: THE EASTWARD MOVEMENT OF WESTERN THEOLOGY & THEOSIS: THE REASON FOR THE SEASON by Carl E. Olson MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - August 7, 2015 ... members of his family, the Church. Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man, but it is also the proclamation that man is now able to be filled with and to share in God's own Trinitarian life. II. Several years ago I wrote a short article about theosis in which I stated the following: This doctrine of divinization reverberated dramatically within my heart and mind. As an evangelical Protestant I had not questioned the doctrines of the Trinity or the Incarnation, but neither had I really ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/08/john-milbank-eastward-movement-of.html