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Confessions of Sixth-Grade Catechist: The Q&A Session DARWINCATHOLIC - April 26, 2015 ... Why is Jesus' name Jesus Christ? Why did Joseph name Jesus "Jesus" if the angel told him to call him Emmanuel? "Emmanuel" means "the Messiah" or "Savior", and so does the Greek word "Christ" (CCC 436) which is why the first followers of Jesus were called "Christians" by Greek speakers (Acts 11:26 ). In Hebrew, the name Jesus means "God saves" (CCC 430). Catholicism Are Catholics Christians? Yes! Catholics are the original Christians. The name ...http://darwincatholic.blogspot.com/2015/04/confessions-of-sixth-grade-catechist-q.html
Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You FR. Z'S BLOG - April 3, 2015 Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Here are some details. I have posted them before, and I am sure you know them already, but they are good to review. FASTING: Catholics who are 18 year old and up, until their 59th birthday ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/hCN-zAU3R14/
Did We Ever Meat? A FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS - March 13, 2015 Salami. So it's Friday, during Lent. Bacon. And as a good Catholic boy, I don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. Kielbasa. Haggis. Bratwurst. Of course, being a vegetarian, I don't eat meat on any Friday. Or any other day for that matter. Ham. Italian Sausage. Bologna. Jerky (various). I wasn't always a vegetarian. When I was ...http://paxchristirochester.blogspot.com/2015/03/did-we-ever-meat.html
"Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days ..." MAN WITH BLACK HAT - March 11, 2015 ithout warning, we here at man with black hat went on hiatus, for reasons to be explained herein. So much has happened in the Church and in the world during this time, much of which in the former realm of a most contentious nature, to the extent that this writer was at a loss to know where or how to begin. And yet, this period of reflection (not to mention several spirited discussions in social media) has allowed for some conclusions. + + + Brethren: We are ambassadors for ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2015/03/lord-who-throughout-these-forty-days.html
On Lent BACK BAY VIEW - March 5, 2015 A good part of the US may be huddled before fireplaces still, but we are two weeks into Lent, and it looks like spring in California. The orange blossoms smell sweet, and freesia is blooming, and some landscape plant - sweet olive? photinia? - is flowering and perfuming the air with an scent reminiscent of hyacinths. That is the beauty of spring that only those who suffer winter get to rejoice in. I miss the bulb flowers of spring in the Midwest - daffodils and tulips ...http://backbayview.blogspot.com/2015/03/on-lent.html