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Angelus: The Christian's Power and Strength Is in the Cross VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - November 23, 2015 ... 22 November 2015 (VIS) – On the Solemnity of Christ the King, celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year, the Pope devoted his reflection before today's Angelus prayer to the difference between Jesus' reality and that of the world, referring to the Gospel passage that narrates his appearance before Pilate, in which He affirms that He is King, but that His kingdom "is not of this world". "This does not mean that ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/11/angelus-christians-power-and-strength.html
Reflection: Luke 11:29-32 THE DOME BLOG - October 12, 2015 Monday of the 28 th Week in Ordinary Time: Luke 11:29-32 Today Jesus picks up from where he left of f in yesterday's Gospel. Today Jesus bluntly tells his listeners: "This generation is an evil generation! The people seek a sign, yet no sign will be given except the sign of Jonah . " Jesus then likens himself to Jonah . He says that just as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, he, Jesus, is the sign for this generation. I ...http://ferdinandbenedictines.blogspot.com/2015/10/reflection-luke-1129-32.html
Reflection: John 19:33-35 THE DOME BLOG - September 15, 2015 ... the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Thus, it seems fitting that on this day we celebrate this Marian feast. The Gospel for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is the familiar scene of Mary, Jesus' mother, Mary's sister and Mary Magdalene standing at the foot of the cross. They were keeping vigil with Jesus as he was dying. Clearly, Jesus was concerned for his mother and for her future. When Jesus saw his mother and the "disciple whom he loved," he said to ...http://ferdinandbenedictines.blogspot.com/2015/09/reflection-john-1933-35.html
Pope Francis: Show Concrete Mercy to Refugees VOX NOVA - September 6, 2015 ... "have courage, patience!…" Cristian hope is more combative [scrappy? pugnacious?], with the tenacity of one who goes towards a certain goal. Therefore, with the Jubilee of Mercy imminent, I appeal to the parishes, religious communities, monasteries and sanctuaries in all of Europe to express the Gospel concretely and taken in a family of refugees. [This will be] a concrete gesture in preparation for the Holy Year of Mercy. Every parish, every religious ...http://vox-nova.com/2015/09/06/pope-francis-show-concrete-mercy-to-refugees/
"Vast Majority of U.S. Catholics Who Left the Church Can't Imagine Returning, Study Says." Hmm … Not So Fast ̵ COMMUNITY IN MISSION - September 6, 2015 ... and their interpretation, there is a time for reflection but also critique. For indeed, even the title of the article indicates a rather bold, and I would argue extreme, interpretation of the data. Let's take a look at some excerpts from the Washington Post article (in bold black italics ). My comments are in plain red text . The full article is here: Vast Majority Never Return? Most Americans who were raised Catholic, but have since left the ...http://blog.adw.org/2015/09/a-reflection-on-a-recent-survey/
Reflection: Matthew 18:22-19:1 THE DOME BLOG - August 13, 2015 Thursday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time – Matthew 18:22-19:1 Today Jesus continues the dialogue he began in yesterday's Gospel reading. Peter comes to Jesus wanting some concrete answers. Peter asks Jesus: "If someone sins against me, how many times do I have to forgive them? Is seven times enough?" Jesus must have blown Peter away with his answer. He looked at Peter and says: "I say to you, not seven times but seventy times." ...http://ferdinandbenedictines.blogspot.com/2015/08/reflection-matthew-1822-191.html