Day: March 31, 2015
God’s way is the way of HUMILITY
Pope Francis emphasized humility during his homily at Palm Sunday Mass, celebrated in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
“This week, Holy Week, which leads us to Easter, we will take this path of Jesus’ own humiliation,” Pope Francis preached, adding:
We will feel the contempt of the leaders of his people and their attempts to trip him up. We will be there at the betrayal of Judas, one of the Twelve, who will sell him for thirty pieces of silver. We will see the Lord arrested and carried off like a criminal; abandoned by his disciples, dragged before the Sanhedrin, condemned to death, beaten and insulted. We will hear Peter, the “rock” among the disciples, deny him three times. We will hear the shouts of the crowd, egged on by their leaders, who demand that Barabbas be freed and Jesus crucified. We will see him mocked by the soldiers, robed…
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Lying about Card. Burke | Fr. Z’s Blog
Lying about Card. BurkePosted on 30 March 2015 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Both Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap and David Gibson of RNS posted intellectually dishonest hit pieces against Card. Burke. They purposely misread what Card. Burke said in order to put him in the worst light they could. At least I think this was purposeful. If not, then they would be just plain stupid, but we all know that that isn’t the case. Thus, they intentionally twisted what the Cardinal said to suit their ideological aims.National Review noticed. Here is Nicholas Frankovich’s take with my emphases and comments: Dumbing Down Cardinal Burke I appreciate a punchy headline as much as the next reader, but whoever wrote this one was trying too hard: “Cardinal Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, and murderers are all the same.” It’s childish and not just overstated but false. It announces an article by David Gibson and was used verbatim by several outlets, suggesting that it originated with the Religion News Service (RNS), the agency that distributed the piece. Gibson writes about the interview that Cardinal Raymond Burke gave to Jeanne Smits, the Paris correspondent of LifeSiteNews.com. The published text is 4,800 words. The headline that LifeSiteNews gave it is “Cardinal Burke says confusion spreading among Catholics ‘in an alarming way.’” RNS has spread a little more. [And don’t forget the Wile E. Coyote of of contemporary liberal catholicism, MSW of Fishwrap.]
Hope in Face of Doomsayers: Lady Julian of Norwich
Words of hope from a woman who lived through the worst of the Black Plague, nursing the dying.
“All shall be well, all shall be well…
For there is a Force of love moving through the universe
That holds us fast and will never let us go.”
Lady Julian of Norwich ( c.a. 1342-1416)
The fruit and the purpose of prayer is to be one with and like God in all things.
all I did was listen
this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.
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