The historic nature of the events unfolding in the Catholic Church becomes even more dramatic on a daily basis. On Monday morning, February 25, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI issued, on his own authority (Motu proprio), an apostolic letter modifying the time period required for the convening of a conclave of Cardinal Electors to choose his successor
On the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation there will be many questions as to who will replace the Holy Father….
“thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects.”
it occurred to me that Josie prayed with the “words of God”….
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
St. Anselm went from faith and from prayer to reason in a sort of existential continuum. But there is no reason that one cannot take his proof and step up by the use of reason alone to see that it is reasonable to believe in God, and then from that threshold to take the further step further by an act of faith and prayer.
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).
On October 5th, speaking to supporters in Virginia, Obama claimed that cost-free sterilizations, abortion inducing drugs and contraceptives were good because they would save money. He added about the law, “And we are going to keep it.
In liturgical prayer, especially the Eucharist, and – formats of the liturgy – in every prayer, we do not speak as single individuals, rather we enter into the “we” of the Church that prays. And we need to transform our “I” entering into this “we”.
Bishop Conley will be installed as the Bishop of Lincoln on November 20, 2012 in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ