Thursday, July 30, 2015

America the Murderous: A Solemn Prophetic Warning

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America the Murderous: A Solemn Prophetic Warning

by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Fr. Mitch Pacwa Homily 7/30/15

A Love Relationship with Jesus




From 2010, NPR interview with young Dominican sisters:

 "It’s a mysterious call to what they describe as a love relationship with Jesus. And for them it is literal: They consider the white habit a wedding gown.

“It’s beautiful, and it’s a reminder that you are a spouse of Christ,” says Sister Mara Rose McDonnell. But it’s more than that.

“It tells others that there’s a reality beyond this world. There’s heaven. We’re all orienting ourselves towards heaven,” she says.

To the world, the habit is the most visible symbol of their commitment — one they all acknowledge exacts a price.

Sister Beatrice Clark trained as a litigator before entering the convent five years ago.

“Yeah, like motherhood and children, that’s the desire of a woman’s heart,” says Liederbach. “And being desired, and pursued by a man, that’s something for sure that’s a real sacrifice.”

 But Sister Anna Joseph Van Acker says she’s weary of shallow relationships rooted in texting and Twitter — and finds the depth she’s looking for in God. “He has the love you don’t find by someone leaving a message on your Facebook wall,” she says. “It’s way better than someone saying, ‘I’m eating pizza for dinner right now,’ or whatever your Facebook status says right now. You don’t get fulfilled by that.

Ultimately, all you want is more. And here, we’re thirsting for more, but we’re constantly receiving more as well.”

St. Peter Chrysologus

July 30, MEMORIAL OF ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS
A man who vigorously pursues a goal may produce results far beyond his expectations and his intentions. Thus it was with Peter the Golden-Tongued, as he was called, who as a young man became bishop of Ravenna, the capital of the empire in the West.
At the time there were abuses and vestiges of paganism evident in his diocese, and these he was determined to battle and overcome. His principal weapon was the short sermon, and many of them have come down to us. They do not contain great originality of thought. They are, however, full of moral applications, sound in doctrine and historically significant in that they reveal Christian life in fifth-century Ravenna. So authentic were the contents of his sermons that, some 13 centuries later, he was declared a doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XIII. He who had earnestly sought to teach and motivate his own flock was recognized as a teacher of the universal Church.
In addition to his zeal in the exercise of his office, Peter Chrysologus was distinguished by a fierce loyalty to the Church, not only in its teaching, but in its authority as well. He looked upon learning not as a mere opportunity but as an obligation for all, both as a development of God-given faculties and as a solid support for the worship of God.
Some time before his death, St. Peter returned to Imola, his birthplace, where he died around A.D. 450.

What the Lord Wants at 4:00am



What the Lord Wants at 4:00am | Word on Fire

All That Really Matters is How Much You Love Jesus?

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All That Really Matters is How Much You Love Jesus?

by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

The Forgotten Tales of Gregory the Great



The Forgotten Tales of Gregory the Great | Catholic Answers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Why is Religious Freedom at Risk?

from firstthings.com:

Why is Religious Freedom at Risk?

Three Historical Developments Explain It

by Ryan T. Anderson

To See According to the Icon of Jesus Christ: Reflections on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Bishop-elect Robert Barron visited Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Michigan to deliver a talk based on a chapter from his new book, Exploring Catholic Theology: Essays on God, Liturgy, and Evangelization. The title is To See According to the Icon of Jesus Christ: Reflections on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition”.

To See According to the Icon of Jesus Christ: Reflections on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition | Word on Fire

Sin, Happiness, and Breaking Out of Spiritual Boredom



Sin, Happiness, and Breaking Out of Spiritual Boredom | Word on Fire

The Death of God and the Loss of Human Dignity



From Bishop-elect Robert Barron:

The Death of God and the Loss of Human Dignity | Word on Fire

The Pity of Christ

The Pity of Christ - Crisis Magazine

Want to save souls? Try this.

Want to save souls? Try this.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Learning from Jesus

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Learning from Jesus

Are We an Evil Empire?

"Deeds of the Antichrist" by Luca Signorelli, c. 1501 [Orvieto Cathedral]

from The Catholic Thing:

Are We an Evil Empire?

The Mystery of the Mass | Word on Fire



Bishop-elect Robert Barron explains this Sunday's Readings:

The Mystery of the Mass | Word on Fire

Marriage and Family

Lord, Bless our Catholic marriages and families, make them strong and sanctified so to resist all worldly opposition.

 Even those of us who have never been a part of the blessing of a Catholic marriage and family, must work to insure it's continuance and sacredness.

We know the final battle between the Lord and Satan will be about marriage and the family, let us all remain on the side of Truth.

We know the final outcome.

Lord, help your children stay true to your word, and remain in your healing, forgiving and all-encompassing Love.

 Forever.

"You are rewarded not according (just) to your work or your time but according to the measure of your love."
~ St. Catherine of Siena

Bread Left Over: Dr. Scott Hahn Reflections

Bread Left Over: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

NO 'Sympathy for The Devil' in Detroit



Detroit Catholics fight back....

The Devil in Detroit