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Are We Fit to Receive the Spirit? Do We Cooperate With His Gifts and Grace? KNOW YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH - June 17, 2017 ... what good is the fuel? I often think of the many times I have not cooperated with God's grace, and in particular, how I allowed the grace received in the sacrament of Confirmation to lay dormant for years before cooperating with it. Unfortunately this happens with so many who receive the sacrament of Confirmation. St. Basil the Great says the following in his work, On the Holy Spirit. "All that live virtually desire him, as they are watered by ...http://knowyourcatholicfaith.blogspot.com/2017/06/are-we-fit-to-receive-spirit-do-we.html

The Problem Is Sentimentality... Fr. Paul Check ABBEY ROADS - June 12, 2017 ... confirmation and edification at this point in my journey. Fr. Check traces the current permissiveness back to the sources of sexual revolution, artificial contraception, no fault divorce and so on. (Not to pat myself on the back, but I've often pointed out the same thing.) " The widespread use of contraception, including among Mass-going Catholics, has paved the way for the acceptance of same-sex unions. " Fr. Check goes on to explain the problem surrounding the approval of ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-problem-is-sentimentality-fr-paul.html

This Is Beautiful ... ABBEY ROADS - June 10, 2017 Confirmation at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Confirmations in the Traditional Rite followed by a Pontifical High Mass at the Faldstool took place June 7th, 2017, at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, MN celebrated by the Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens. The music, featuring Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli, was provided by the Chorus Omnium Sanctorum. Confirmands from five area parishes participated and nearly 700 were in attendance. - Fr. Z It's ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2017/06/this-is-beautiful.html

Bernie Sanders Says Christians Need Not Apply for Public Office CREATIVE MINORITY REPORT - June 9, 2017 ... others. During a confirmation hearing for Russell Vought, who is President Trump's nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, Senator Bernie Sanders had some harsh words relating to a piece Vought wrote a piece defending his alma mater, Wheaton College, a Christian institution for firing a professor who expressed solidary with Muslims. In that piece, he wrote, "Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have ...http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2017/06/bernie-sanders-says-christians-need-not.html

Religious tests are bad... ...except when applied by Socialists to ... LEX COMMUNIS - June 8, 2017 ... also defending the fundamental freedoms of all their fellow citizens. That's how our constitutional republic works. Bernie Sanders would do well to brush up on his civic education and remember that religious freedom belongs even to citizens (and nominees) he doesn't ...http://peterseanesq.blogspot.com/2017/06/religious-tests-are-bad.html

The Confirmation/Pentecost Connection CATHOLIC LIGHT - RADICAL FAITH & TRUST - June 4, 2017 The Confirmation/Pentecost Connection Ralph Martinhttp://tsahaylu.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-confirmationpentecost-connection.html

The First Outpouring of the Holy Spirit: For Forgiveness FATHER RAY'S 'OTHER' CORNER - June 4, 2017 ... minutes ago." Which brings us to this morning's gospel reading from John, chapter 20. Today, as I mentioned at the beginning of Mass, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, which was the event we heard about in our first reading from Acts, chapter 2. This was the moment when the promise Jesus had made to his Apostles at the Last Supper was completely fulfilled. This was the moment of the first Confirmation, when the Holy Spirit descended on these men and gave them ...http://fatherrays.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-first-outpouring-of-spirit-for.html

Homily for June 4 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - June 4, 2017 ... path in the dark times, a flame bright enough to expose our hidden sins; a flame warm enough to take the chill from a hardened heart and melt our stubborn pride; a flame of beauty drawing others to share the source of our fire' a flame as pure as the Lord's heart, weightless and yet weighted by the Cross its heat brands upon our hearts? So, which would we have? wind or flame? Neither? Of course, we need both - and God isn't holding back on either. But we have ways of sheltering ourselves from ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2017/06/homily-for-june-4.html

Homily G-MANS JOURNEY - June 4, 2017 Today, we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday. Some of you may ask yourselves, "What is the origin of Pentecost in the Catholic Church?" According to the New Catholic Dictionary of 1929, the word Pentecost is Greek for "pentecostes" which means "fiftieth." This feast "commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, and takes its name from the fact that it comes nearly fifty days after Easter. It was a Jewish festival, and has been observed in the Christian ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2017/06/homily.html

Thirty Years in the Church of Rome PSALLITE SAPIENTER - June 3, 2017 Veni, Sancte Spiritus! Today being Pentecost Sunday, I will drive down to Hobart and M.C. the Missa cantata at Sacred Heart. Today being Pentecost Sunday, I mark the thirtieth anniversary of my Baptism, Confirmation and first Communion on this same beloved feast in 1987, albeit that Pentecost fell on the 7th of June that year (I keep the anniversary on the feast itself, but will also celebratehttp://psallitesapienter.blogspot.com/2017/06/thirty-years-in-church-of-rome.html

Prayer Request MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - June 2, 2017 Please kindly pray for Hannah Cabrini, our daughter, who is scheduled to be confirmed at the Cathedral this Sunday, June 4, at the Mass of the Holy Spirit. She has chosen the Confirmation name of "Perpetua."http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2017/06/prayer-request.html

The Octave of the Ascension NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - June 1, 2017 The Ascension of the Lord was the confirmation of the Catholic Faith, that we may surely believe in the gift which is yet to come, from that miracle whose effect we have already felt; and that every one of the faithful, having already received such great things, may learn to hope for the things which have been promised, and through those which he knows have already been given, and hold the goodness of God, both past and present, as a pledge of the things which shall come ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/PNiH8fHntvI/the-octave-of-ascension.html

An Interesting Year MT CATHOLIC - May 29, 2017 As this year comes to an end there is a lot that could be said. My title does not really sum anything up. I've got 3 days left, and I know that tomorrow will be a very interesting day. For myself it has been the last 8 days that have been the most interesting. For the first time, and probably the last, I gave a graduation commencement speech. The Catholic school I've been at this last year is like many others across the country. Declining enrollment coupled with a lack of ...http://mtcatholic.blogspot.com/2017/05/an-interesting-year.html

Do You Believe Now? YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - May 28, 2017 ... really knows how or why, but we are all like that. ("All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" by Robert Fulghum) Study We have some very sacramental readings today. Maybe now is a good time to bring up that classic Catholic question: What is a Sacrament? Do you know the Catholic version of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten?" I think it is the Baltimore Catechism. Volunteer teachers drummed these lessons into my second-grade brain on Saturday ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2017/05/do-you-believe-now.html

Feast of the Ascension REFLECTIONS OF AN RSCJ - May 28, 2017 ... disciples, but only Luke describes the Ascension of Jesus. What seems to be important is that the Apostles are to go out to all the world and spread the Good News. They, and we, all have a mission to make the love of God known. The Apostles, after Jesus left them, stayed together in prayer with Mary, too, until the coming of the Holy Spirit gave them gifts to have the courage to go out and preach. We receive Baptism and the Sacrament of Confirmation to have ...http://reflectionsofanrscj.blogspot.com/2017/05/feast-of-ascension.html

A Few Thoughts on the Sacrament of Confirmation Καθολικός διάκονος - May 27, 2017 Because I have been preparing 7 adults from my parish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next Saturday at The Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, which will be administered by the Most Reverend Oscar Solis, bishop of Salt Lake City, and because Bishop Solis is coming to my parish, St. Olaf in Bountiful, Utah, the following Saturday to administer Confirmation to 20+ teenagers, and because I am giving the retreat for these young women and men ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-few-thoughts-on-sacrament-of.html

What Catholic Confirmation Means WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD - May 25, 2017 What Catholic Confirmation means - Aleteiahttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/oOuOI/~3/v_Dl-V_mUhc/what-catholic-confirmation-means.html

The Language of the Spirit-Filled CATHOLIC LIGHT - RADICAL FAITH & TRUST - May 23, 2017 The Language of the Spirit-Filled : "We have received the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation. We have God's Spirit being poured into our hearts in prayer and in the sacraments. But are we really thinking and speaking the language of those who are Spirit-filled? What does this language sound like? First, are we people who say with …"http://tsahaylu.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-language-of-spirit-filled.html

Year a Sixth Sunday of Easter Καθολικός διάκονος - May 21, 2017 ... with them always (John 14:16), unlike Jesus himself, who will die, rise, and ascend to Father before returning in glory. Jesus sends the Spirit in order not to abandon his disciples. The Lord does not make us children of the Father only to render us orphans. As New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson asserted, "The Holy Spirit is the mode of Jesus' resurrection presence to the world" ( Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel 15). Jesus tells his disciples that not ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2017/05/year-sixth-sunday-of-easter.html

Community THE ONE TRUE FAITH - May 20, 2017 ... solitary. We are brought up in a community, e.i., family, parish, village, etc.. We are not orphans. We are not rugged individuals. We can't get far on our own. Even our God is a trinitarian community. You, O Lord, lead us to live in a Trinitarian relationship. We are taught to love our neighbors as ourselves. Thus is our church. Oratio Lord, Jesus is among us. He is alive among us. We experience Him in our worship and very lives. We are the body of Christ when we interact with each other and ...http://theonetruefaith-faith.blogspot.com/2017/05/community.html

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