True peacemakers, the pope said, “are those who love, defend and promote human life in all its dimensions.”
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St. Thomas Aquinas used to say that besides God our Father, Mary is the only other one who could rightly call Jesus, ‘Son.’ Because she is the mother of Jesus, no one can help us more than Mary to grow in our awareness that we are children of God.
it occurred to me that Josie prayed with the “words of God”….
He came into the world, becoming a man like us , to bring His plan of love to fullness. And God demands that we become a sign of his action in the world. Through our faith, our hope, our love, He wants to enter the world again and again He wants to shine His light in our night.
Our mission field is our own back yard. The West is pre-Christian – not Post-Christian! Rather than waste any more time bemoaning this fact, rather than join the naysayers, it is time to enter into the new missionary age which stretches out before us. All we need is the intimate personal communion with the Risen Lord Jesus which so obviously motivated St. Francis Xavier and the evangelical courage which is its fruit. It is time to get to work
The conference is addressing the issue following a recent hidden-camera video showing that, despite denials by ecclesiastical authorities, the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona continues to promote and perform abortion.
“With all the controversies and urgent matters for the Church, Dolan spoke of conversion of heart through the Sacrament of Penance. Can you believe it?” To which I reply, “You better believe it!” First things first!
The Church has a multi-faceted identity. It is the Mystical Body of Christ because Jesus promised that he would remain united with us. He said, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him (John 6:54). He compared our union with him as fruitful branches united to him, the True Vine (John 15:5).
All of us-priests, deacons, laity and religious-must make a sincere effort in this Year of Faith to deepen our friendship with Christ as well as our knowledge of the content of the faith so that we may more effectively share this inestimable treasure with everyone we meet.
St. Luke still “sends his greetings” through his sons and daughters who carry on his noble profession today. They follow, as he did so well, in the footsteps of great Physician, the Lord Jesus Christ. To all Christian Doctors, thank you. Stand firm in the faith and “be not afraid”!