Daily Archives: 22 February 2006

Beams of light on the Feast of the Cathedra

Beams of light on the Feast of the Cathedra. Continue reading

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22 Feb: Cathedra of St. Peter

Commercium is a loaded word. It means “exchange”. It has a theological, not a mercantile sense, of course. Bread and wine were chosen by God, from all gifts He gave us, to be transformed into His Body and Blood. We chose from among those gifts of bread and wine, those concrete gifts which we offered at this particular Mass. They were a symbol of something from to be offered ourselves, to be returned to the one who gave them. God accepted them, and transformed them through His Spirit into the Body and Blood of Christ. Then gave them back to us, so that we, through them might be transformed more and more into what they are. This is an amazing interchange of gifts, God always having logical prioroty over the giving and the given. Thus, in the process, we are united to God and each other in a marvelous sacred “exchange”. Continue reading

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Joseph Ze-kiun CARDINAL Zen!

I am delighted that the great Bishop Joseph Ze-kiun Zen (陳日君主教) bishop of Hong Kong and a great fighter for human rights has been named Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during His Holiness’ General Audience just a few minutes ago. I am thrilled. Continue reading

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Rainbow and dark morning sky

Early in the morning on the Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, 2006. Continue reading

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