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It Is a Metaphor for Human Life: In the Same Long, Deep Trench, Mixed Up With the Murderers, Are the Murdered ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP - May 2, 2013 ... They remembered her as a young mother of three who helped her husband in the fields, even while she was pregnant with twins. They remembered her as supernaturally patient, not only with the failings of her children and grandchildren but also with her poverty—and her surprising joy in the midst of it. Antonio lived a chasm away. Imprisoned, tortured, and released by the military, at sixteen he was given permission from his cartel's comandante to be at home for a few days to heal. Antonio ...http://abyssum.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/it-is-a-metaphor-for-human-life-in-the-same-long-deep-trench-mixed-up-with-the-murderers-are-the-murdered/
Be Proud of Being a Catholic! PRODIGAL CATHOLIC WRITER - April 13, 2013 Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift. Below are excerpts of an article written by non-Catholic Sam Miller – a prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman: "Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States , namely the Catholic Church? Do you know - the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to that Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings ...http://prodigalcatholicwriter.blogspot.com/2013/04/be-proud-of-being-catholic.html
Holy Saturday - Sabbatum Sanctum CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 29, 2013 Holy Saturday (Latin: Sabbatum Sanctum ) is the day after Good Friday. It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week, in which Christians prepare for Easter. This day commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb. Western Observation In Roman Catholic Churches, the sanctuary remains stripped completely bare (following the Mass on Maundy Thursday) while the administration of the sacraments is severely ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/03/holy-saturday-sabbatum-sanctum.html
Passion Sunday IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - March 20, 2013 ... bystander and we are often horrified by the highs and lows and twists and turns of the story. With so many details in the swirling escalation of events in the Passion narratives, one always finds a particular word or phrase upon which to settle. For me, the perspective of the Roman centurion captures my attention. The centurion remarks at the conclusion of Luke's Gospel passage, "This man was innocent beyond doubt," and he witnesses what had happened as events that glorify ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2013/03/passion-sunday.html
Hugo Chavez, Death, and Deadlines A CATHOLIC CITIZEN IN AMERICA - March 6, 2013 ... Google+ ( March 6, 2013 )) On the other hand, I don't think cheerless gloom makes much sense: " Human Nature, Humor, and God " (September 9, 2012) " Hope, Joy, and 'More Despondent Than Thou?' " (January 8, 2012) " That's Funny: Another Way of Being Catholic " (November 13, 2011) Facing Death 'He died in his sleep' is supposed to be a comforting idea in my culture. I think folks who say that mean well, and assume that a good way to die would be quietly, painlessly: and unconsciously. I don't ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ACatholicCitizenInAmerica/~3/2fX5cu93Bso/hugo-chavez-death-and-deadlines.html
On Bringing the Conclave Forward and the "Sacredness" of Rules CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 21, 2013 ... fifteen full days for those who are absent; the College of Cardinals is also granted the faculty to defer, for serious reasons, the beginning of the election for a few days more. But when a maximum of twenty days have elapsed from the beginning of the vacancy of the See, all the Cardinal electors present are obliged to proceed to the election." So the Conclave cannot start until the papacy has been vacant for fifteen days (the Pope did not write "after the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/02/on-bringing-conclave-forward-and.html
Nobody Wants to Be Mistaken for the Crazy Uncle AND SOMETIMES TEA - February 20, 2013 ... most angry at me, because in addition to the above parodies I tend to sling the occasional outrageous arrow of fortune at them more often than I do at anyone else. And yet, the only people I ever really hear from are the traditional people, who seem to think that any humor directed their way is proof positive that O.F. types hate the "real Mass" and everyone and everything associated with it--which would come as news to my big sis and her husband and their seven boys and their ...http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2013/02/nobody-wants-to-be-mistaken-for-crazy.html