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DPPL 96-97: In Advent CATHOLIC SENSIBILITY - October 17, 2014 ... present reality is that Christ has already come, and has already offered salvation. Those passages of hope are well placed throughout Advent as a reminder for those inclined to discouragement. They are also fitting for the final days before Christmas–the "O" days, plus the fourth Sunday. 97. Popular piety is particularly sensitive to Advent, especially when seen as the memory of the preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The Christian people are deeply conscious of the long period of ...http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/dppl-96-97-in-advent/

Our Lady of the Rosary, Adoration and My Friend Mike HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - October 7, 2014 (Image source: Wikimedia Commons ) Today we celebrate the feast of our Lady of the Rosary, instituted by Pope Pius V. He attributed the naval victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 to the Blessed Mother's intercession after the Christian world sought her aid through the Rosary. The Nashville Dominicans provide an interesting summary of this miraculous event and of Pius V. I encourage you to read their article here . As a Lay Dominican, I ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2014/10/our-lady-of-rosary-adoration-and-my.html

Homily: Crossing Bridges BUKAS PALAD - September 13, 2014 ... to become obedient even to death on a cross. This is why we can proclaim "By your holy Cross, Jesus, you have redeemed the world" when we pray the Stations of the Cross in Lent and on Good Friday. Yes, it is by Jesus' Cross that you and I are saved to be with God eternally. But you and I do not just know this love of God as a religious truth or a historical event. We know it as the lived ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/09/homily-crossing-bridges.html

Paranoia: We Haz That BOINKIE'S BLOG - September 5, 2014 ... Catholic point of view is that certain things are true, and we can't stop insisting on it. However, in the name of charity, we are supposed to say what we believe quietly and calmly (according to Peter) and not go to war over it. so instead of "religious wars" I predict the takeover of Catholic institutions by the PC, who will then go on and implement the PC religion (Gay marriage, ok. Abortion? No problem. Euthanasia? It's good for us). ...http://boinkie.blogspot.com/2014/09/paranoia-we-haz-that.html

Oops! Cardinal Wuerl Does It Again! ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP - September 5, 2014 ... under its banner for the first time — lifting a long held and controversial ban. Pope contends the event, the largest of its kind, "is devolving into a farcical and hateful ridicule of the faith that St. Patrick preached." Pope's blog comes even after New York's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Timothy Dolan, promptly issued a statement expressing support for the decision to include the LGBT group — and possibly more LGBT groups in future years — by parade organizers. Pope went on ...http://abyssum.org/2014/09/05/oops-cardinal-wuerl-does-it-again/

Communal Celebrations of Penance: Your Experience? GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - September 3, 2014 Thanks so much for the continuing responses to yesterday's blog post. I think we all struggle with issues of welcome and hospitality in our parishes. A question for you. First some background. Throughout my time at my parishes in Florida (1984-1990) and here in Illnois (1992-1999), we celebrated a communal rite of reconciliation with general confession and general absolution twice a year, once during Advent and once during Lent. The ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2014/09/communal-celebrations-of-penance-your.html

Back to {Home} School Giveaway :: Holy Heroes SHOWER OF ROSES - September 1, 2014 To celebrate the new school year I'm hosting a giveaway every day this week (September 1st-7th) featuring educational products and books! Today's giveaway is sponsored by Holy Heroes ! Our family has always loved the inspiring Glory Stories from Holy Heroes , but that is not all they offer! Holy Heroes has also produced many excellent ways to help us parents "bring the joy of the faith to our families" including the Summer Faith, Advent and Lent ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/bZPtj7g_R8U/back-to-home-school-giveaway-holy-heroes.html

Burial Rites of the Theotokos NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - August 15, 2014 ... blistering hot Augusts of Constantinople. As a way to pray for healing and/or to prepare for the coming death, the priests of the Great City would process Procession of the Holy and Life Giving Cross, August 1. through the streets with the relic of the Cross, everyday until the middle of August. For those of us not dwelling in plague stricken urban climes, the procession invites us to follow the Cross through the two weeks of fasting, penance, and prayer that we undergo to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/8fn7yJ6EbeM/burial-rites-of-theotokos.html

Has Our Lady Conveyed Any Messages Regarding the Bloody War and Persecution in Iraq? ABBEY ROADS - August 14, 2014 ... prayer, at the Name of Jesus every knee must bend - the devils are scattered. Joined to the Holy Name of Mary, it is a most powerful prayer. "Jesus and Mary, I love you, save souls!" The prayer of recollection - or practice of the presence of God - do everything with love, mindful of the presence of God. Make every thing you do a sacrifice - Our Lady of Fatima made that request. Sanctify the day with the Morning Offering, renewing it throughout the day, ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2014/08/has-our-lady-conveyed-any-messages.html

Seven Quick Takes ARE WE THERE YET? - August 9, 2014 Or, to be more accurate... 7 Things I Meant to Blog About But Never Got Around to.... The Olympics. We loved them! We always do, and were so sad when they extinguished the flame at the Sochi Games last Sunday. Now we're going through Olympics withdrawal. No morning medal update while we eat our cereal and drink our coffee, no sound of raucus sporting events echoing through the house from the constantly ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2014/08/seven-quick-takes.html

St. Benedict's Far-Reaching Impact FAMILY IN FEAST AND FERIA - July 10, 2014 ... impact extends into our everyday life. The saint gives us much food for thought and provides us with many tools and reminders for our spiritual lives, especially as we lay the groundwork in Ordinary Time…. Read the rest at Catholic Culture … Filed under: Catholic Culture , ...http://familyfeastandferia.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/st-benedicts-far-reaching-impact/