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The Way One Celebrates Mass Shows Respect To God. Mass is more than a series of dry rubrics. It is a protocall, a way of addressing God with Respect, Veneration and Love.More
The Way One Celebrates Mass Shows Respect To God.
Mass is more than a series of dry rubrics. It is a protocall, a way of addressing God with Respect, Veneration and Love.
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God Intervenes In Our Lives. How one phrase from God's word can speak to you in a most profound manner.More
God Intervenes In Our Lives.
How one phrase from God's word can speak to you in a most profound manner.
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Two Impediments To Prayer. Just some simple thoughts on prayer.More
Two Impediments To Prayer.
Just some simple thoughts on prayer.
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Those Who Undermine Authority, In Time, Undermine Themselves. One of the things that the liberals don't realize is that their systematic tearing down of the authority structure will in time lead …More
Those Who Undermine Authority, In Time, Undermine Themselves.
One of the things that the liberals don't realize is that their systematic tearing down of the authority structure will in time lead to their being ignored and marginalized.
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StCatherine
Like martin luther who disobeyed and undermined Church authority and wanted others to obey him. we know how that went!
CathPresbyter
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You Must Diagnose The Illness In Order To Perform a Cure. Those who point out the problems in the Church are constantly accused of just causing problems, but actually they are leading us to fix the …More
You Must Diagnose The Illness In Order To Perform a Cure.
Those who point out the problems in the Church are constantly accused of just causing problems, but actually they are leading us to fix the problem by diagnosis.
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Why Is There No Zeal In The Church Anymore. Today we seem to have a milk-toast faith presented to us today, why is it that those who have zeal are discouraged for politicians who weigh the winds of …More
Why Is There No Zeal In The Church Anymore.
Today we seem to have a milk-toast faith presented to us today, why is it that those who have zeal are discouraged for politicians who weigh the winds of social acceptance before they speak.
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Holy Cannoli
Indeed, which came first? That reminds me of a slightly worldly chicken and egg joke. A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is smoking …More
Indeed, which came first? That reminds me of a slightly worldly chicken and egg joke.
A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is smoking a cigarette with a satisfied smile on its face and the egg is frowning and looking a bit upset. The egg mutters, to no-one in particular, "Well, I guess we answered THAT question!"
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Sadly enough this is the norm and the question is what came first. Did the clergy water it down or did the people pressure the clergy to water it …More
Sadly enough this is the norm and the question is what came first. Did the clergy water it down or did the people pressure the clergy to water it down.
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To Stop Sinning You Need To Break Bad Spiritual Habits. So many come at overcoming sin as if it just stops one day. Our vices took us years to create and they take years to break.More
To Stop Sinning You Need To Break Bad Spiritual Habits.
So many come at overcoming sin as if it just stops one day. Our vices took us years to create and they take years to break.
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The Person Who Has The Problem With The Righteous Person Knows He Is A Sinner. We find that those who challenge or attack the man who is trying to follow God, are really letting us know how much …More
The Person Who Has The Problem With The Righteous Person Knows He Is A Sinner.
We find that those who challenge or attack the man who is trying to follow God, are really letting us know how much their sin is bothering them.
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By Honoring Mary Catholics Give Proper Respect To Jesus. Just as it says, proper veneration of Mary is giving Jesus the adoration He deserves as our Divine Lord.More
By Honoring Mary Catholics Give Proper Respect To Jesus.
Just as it says, proper veneration of Mary is giving Jesus the adoration He deserves as our Divine Lord.
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The High SQ Person. There are some people who are brillant when it comes to spirituality, and some in intelligence, but the two sometimes don't crossMore
The High SQ Person.
There are some people who are brillant when it comes to spirituality, and some in intelligence, but the two sometimes don't cross
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What do the Colors Tell Us About All Souls Day. The liturgy as our master teacher tells us even in the colors somthing to think about. But if we only use one color over and over, we miss the ideas …More
What do the Colors Tell Us About All Souls Day.
The liturgy as our master teacher tells us even in the colors somthing to think about. But if we only use one color over and over, we miss the ideas presented in the others.
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Why Does The Gospel Bring Division. So many accuse the faithful Christian of being a source of division, yet Jesus is the Prince of Peace, so how do these two ideas harmonize. Only in understanding …More
Why Does The Gospel Bring Division.
So many accuse the faithful Christian of being a source of division, yet Jesus is the Prince of Peace, so how do these two ideas harmonize. Only in understanding the nature of Christian Peace can we harmonize these to seemingly contradictory ideas.
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Holy Cannoli
One thing is certain: Bishop Ochoa's letter is a nearly perfect example of why no one pays attention to bishops anymore. skellmeyer.blogspot.com/…More
One thing is certain: Bishop Ochoa's letter is a nearly perfect example of why no one pays attention to bishops anymore.
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CathPresbyter
Too much stuff in the back of the mind of the average parish priest. lol They weigh and ballence before every word. Within all these equations, and …More
Too much stuff in the back of the mind of the average parish priest. lol
They weigh and ballence before every word.
Within all these equations, and rhetorical methods, and techniques where is the room for the Holy Spirit. lol
I don't know about this priest what are you talking about? What happened to the poor guy?
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We Must Lay Aside What Distracts Us From God. Today the Lord calls a person to give up all he has to follow the LORD. We can learn from this lesson, that though the Evangelical Councils may not be …More
We Must Lay Aside What Distracts Us From God.
Today the Lord calls a person to give up all he has to follow the LORD. We can learn from this lesson, that though the Evangelical Councils may not be for us, we too must set aside what interferes with our relationship with God
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CathPresbyter
Actually my problem with notes is not that, familiarity with them helps little. Dyslexia is dyslexia. The only way to become more familiar is to …More
Actually my problem with notes is not that, familiarity with them helps little. Dyslexia is dyslexia. The only way to become more familiar is to memorize and I did public speaking, and it can always be caught.
This is why I rarely read. I usually use impromptu, or I use note cards, but when the issue I think is so important that I need to not omit one particular distinction (So people don't misunderstand) I write it. And I try to do it in 16 point, and sense lines so as to keep to it less reference.
Jesus did use parables to teach a mystery. He used it to explain analogical predication. So I use stories, but not to entertain people as I mentioned before too many years of dumbing down homilies to simple formulas has left a generation of Catholics whose teeth break on doctrine.
They have been theologically retarded by liberalism. Too much Mr. Rogers and Dr. Seuss from the pulpit. I am a reaction to all that. My sermons are specifically designed to not be the useless junk that bad …More
Holy Cannoli
Good but no cigar. Become better familiar with your message and you will not need to rely so heavily on your notes. It's distracting. Give anecdotes/…More
Good but no cigar.
Become better familiar with your message and you will not need to rely so heavily on your notes. It's distracting. Give anecdotes/parables from your own life experience or the experience of the saints to reinforce your message. Personal stories are easy to remember; generalizations are not. Didn't Christ use parables when He spoke?
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The Real Crisis In the Church. There is a storm in the Church. It is not over the Horizion, or just around the bend, but it is here, we are in the middle of it. This storm we have seen the effects …More
The Real Crisis In the Church.
There is a storm in the Church. It is not over the Horizion, or just around the bend, but it is here, we are in the middle of it. This storm we have seen the effects of, and thought they were the crisis. They are only birth pangs, a foretaste of a complete collapse of the faith in the west. If you have the courage to face it, and think outside the box listen to these words.
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Holy Cannoli
>>>I too like Fulton Sheen, but I have to say he WOULD NOT FLY TODAY. He is far to melodramatic, and that odd habbit he had of grabbing his fierolla …More
>>>I too like Fulton Sheen, but I have to say he WOULD NOT FLY TODAY. He is far to melodramatic, and that odd habbit he had of grabbing his fierolla even when he doesn't have it.
Although I haven't thought of it before now, you are correct. The same “act” would not work in today's tough market. However, Bishop Sheen would be perceptive enough to adapt to the times. He would likely lose the cape and limit the posturing and dramatics. Once he made the necessary adjustments, his basic skills would still remain and could easily be applied today. These traits included a profound knowledge of theology and philosophy, an engaging personality, lots of true life stories and a sharp sense of humor all of which assisted him in becoming widely viewed and loved. When he was once asked, where he got all of his wonderful material, the bishop responded, “"I feel it is time I pay tribute to my four writers—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John." lol
For very obvious reasons, add to that the fact that today's …More
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I too like Fulton Sheen, but I have to say he WOULD NOT FLY TODAY. He is far to melodramatic, and that odd habbit he had of grabbing his fierolla …More
I too like Fulton Sheen, but I have to say he WOULD NOT FLY TODAY. He is far to melodramatic, and that odd habbit he had of grabbing his fierolla even when he doesn't have it. (You see Fr. Rutler copying this action a great deal.) Fulton was also very into distinct poses, but his method of teaching was more like a great lecture than a sermon. His best talk was the Malvern talk "All I ask for is one hour." If you have a chance you should take a listen. Fulton also had a great deal of substance, he referenced everything except for few novels. (He was not one who read many novels, according to Treasure in Clay.) But his ability to flip from Philosophy and then to physics was a joy to listen to. But know he memorized his talks. In three languages. When he could deliver them in three languages with efficency then he delivered them. So his method was more like an ADS then a sermon.
Your pizzas in chicago are too think for me. lol
I even took some Vicarros Cannolis on the march for life. …More
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Some People Are Just More Spiritual. There are just those in the world who more naturally seek after God than others, who are His best friends.More
Some People Are Just More Spiritual.
There are just those in the world who more naturally seek after God than others, who are His best friends.
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Sometimes God Needs To Start Again. In our lives there are times something needs to be restarted, as opposed to just repaired. Let God rebuild in your life.More
Sometimes God Needs To Start Again.
In our lives there are times something needs to be restarted, as opposed to just repaired. Let God rebuild in your life.
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The Beauty Of the Catholic Faith. The Catholic faith lies in continuity to the Apostles. We stand on the shoulders of giants.More
The Beauty Of the Catholic Faith.
The Catholic faith lies in continuity to the Apostles. We stand on the shoulders of giants.
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The Loving Person Challenges The Offender To Change. Today the left claims it loves while teaching people to distain God's law. If you truly love a person you will challenge them to change.More
The Loving Person Challenges The Offender To Change.
Today the left claims it loves while teaching people to distain God's law. If you truly love a person you will challenge them to change.
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Spiritual Depth Is Acquired By Time With The LORD. What a gift we have, to be allowed to visit our Divine LORD in the Eucharist, it gives the time to develop spiritual depth.More
Spiritual Depth Is Acquired By Time With The LORD.
What a gift we have, to be allowed to visit our Divine LORD in the Eucharist, it gives the time to develop spiritual depth.
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Sin Brings Death. Sin has as a consequence destruction of relationships most importantly, that of our relationship with God. If we wish to have life we must put sin away.More
Sin Brings Death.
Sin has as a consequence destruction of relationships most importantly, that of our relationship with God. If we wish to have life we must put sin away.
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CathPresbyter
Because I don't interfere with the people scheduled. I do not refuse what is already at the church. I get in enough fights just trying to say a …More
Because I don't interfere with the people scheduled. I do not refuse what is already at the church. I get in enough fights just trying to say a reverent Mass, since the lay people don't know they are being used as political pawns in an agenda I let it go. I get in enough disagreements over the faith alone, if I try to challenge the other crazyness I will make political enemies of people who don't know it is wrong, because another priest told them they could do it. I am choosing my battles. I don't fight when the housecleaner breaks my property, or when half of my black clothes disappear because she overbleached them and threw them out. (Don't ask why she bleaches blacks.) I didn't fight when I had no food at one rectory and had to drive out to eat on my own, and if I bought things the secratary would throw it out. I didn't even fight when I got in an car accident and had to be life flighted because I got in an accident going to get breakfast, because of no food. I didn't fight when a …More
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Father,...good talk, but why the woman in the sanctuary? I know I asked that a while back, but cannot remember your response.
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