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Good Wife Writers: FREE JEFFERY GRANT

  • 23rd August
    2011
  • 23
It is to you, young men and women of the world, that the council wishes to address its final message. For it is you who are to receive the torch from the hands of your elders and to live in the world at the period of the most gigantic transformations ever realized in its history. It is you who, receiving the best of the example of the teaching of your parents and your teachers, are to form the society of tomorrow. You will either save yourselves or you will perish with it.
Archbishop Pietro Sambi (1938-2011)

(Source: whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com, via bishopfeed)

  • 22nd August
    2011
  • 22
I like to challenge the faithful to grow in holiness and become saints. When I give a confirmation homily to children, I ask them, “Are you called to be saints?” It is amazing that a number of them say no. The adults in attendance look stunned by the question. I then tell them we are all called to holiness, and we are all called to be saints. Vatican II teaches this; Christ tells us this in the Gospels.
Bishop Samuel Aquila (Fargo)  (via bishopfeed)

(Source: catholicworldreport.com, via bishopfeed)

  • 15th August
    2011
  • 15
becket:

“The one mediator, Christ, established and constantly sustains here on earth his holy Church, the community of faith, hope, and charity, as a visible structure through which he communicates truth and grace to everyone.  But, the society equipped with hierarchical structures and the mystical body of Christ, the visible society and the spiritual community, the earthly church and the church endowed with heavenly riches, are not to be thought of as two realities.  On the contrary, they form one complex reality compromising a human and a divine element.  For this reason the Church is compared, in no mean analogy, to the mystery of the incarnate Word.  As the assumed nature, inseparably united to him, serves the divine Word as a living instrument of salvation, so, in somewhat similar fashion, does the social structure of the Church serve the Spirit of Christ who vivifies it, in the building up of the body.” -Lumen Gentium, Vatican II
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that’s some beautiful theology right there.

becket:

“The one mediator, Christ, established and constantly sustains here on earth his holy Church, the community of faith, hope, and charity, as a visible structure through which he communicates truth and grace to everyone.  But, the society equipped with hierarchical structures and the mystical body of Christ, the visible society and the spiritual community, the earthly church and the church endowed with heavenly riches, are not to be thought of as two realities.  On the contrary, they form one complex reality compromising a human and a divine element.  For this reason the Church is compared, in no mean analogy, to the mystery of the incarnate Word.  As the assumed nature, inseparably united to him, serves the divine Word as a living instrument of salvation, so, in somewhat similar fashion, does the social structure of the Church serve the Spirit of Christ who vivifies it, in the building up of the body.” -Lumen Gentium, Vatican II

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that’s some beautiful theology right there.

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