Homilies for August 2014

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Homilies for August 2014

 Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, August 2014 Miracle of the loaves and fishes  ______________________________ Our Homilies for August 2014 are being presented by two authors this month. Fr. Donald J. Planty, … continue reading..

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“Ressourcement,” “Aggiornamento,” and Vatican II in Ecumenical Perspective

(S)ome interpreters of Vatican II took renewal to be merely a matter of the Church’s adaptation or accommodation to the standards of the modern world ... they took aggiornamento as an “isolated motive for renewal” … continue reading..

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Competing Theories of Christ’s Atonement: Penal Substitution, Economic Transaction, or Obediential Love?

The Passion is understood as an act of a personal God atoning for the personal offense of sin. The personalist understanding of the atonement is deeply linked to the framework of the relationship between Christ and the members of … continue reading..

Nessell photos 7-21-14

Let More Sunshine in Your Life

A gentle man understands it is wiser to live without anger than to try to make moderate use of it. He knows that as soon as he is surprised by anger, it is better to turn from it than to start a discussion with it. The woman … continue reading..

Weber photos 7-23-14

Operative Mercy

What’s the motive behind all motives of, at least, God’s mercy?  Unequivocally, the response is love—a divine love at that. Based on the principle that all love desires union, mercy stems from a saving, hopeful love. … continue reading..

Cunningham photos 7-19-14

Breaking Down the Barriers to Prayer

The heart hardens with a kind of moral crust that excludes compassion for others and prevents communication with others, especially God. Habits of sin, especially the seven deadly sins, keep us focused on our own pleasure, honor, … continue reading..

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Catholic Ecumenism: Towards an Integration of Faith, Hope, and Charity

The purpose of this one Church is to bring about the supernatural communion of all humanity together in the Spirit, under Christ as head, giving praise to the Father.  Popes Pius XI, Pius XII, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, … continue reading..

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