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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
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“The Saints are not supermen, nor were they born perfect. They are like us, like each one of us. They are people who, before reaching the glory of heaven, lived normal lives with joys and sorrows, struggles and hopes. What changed their lives? When they recognized God’s love, they followed it with all their heart without reserve or hypocrisy. They spent their lives serving others, they endured suffering and adversity without hatred and responded to evil with good, spreading joy and peace. This is the life of a Saint. Saints are people who for love of God did not put conditions on him in their life; they were not hypocrites; they spent their lives at the service of others. They suffered much adversity but without hate. The Saints never hated. Understand this well: love is of God, then from whom does hatred come? Hatred does not come from God but from the devil! And the Saints removed themselves from the devil; the Saints are men and women who have joy in their hearts and they spread it to others. Never hate but serve others, the most needy; pray and live in joy. This is the way of holiness! Being holy is not a privilege for the few, as if someone had a large inheritance; in Baptism we all have an inheritance to be able to become saints. Holiness is a vocation for everyone. Thus we are all called to walk on the path of holiness, and this path has a name and a face: the face of Jesus Christ.”
- Pope Francis, Angelus, 1 Nov 2013
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Daily Archives: 11 September 2011
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From a reader:
For the past 11 years, our pastor has never said the correct words for the Ecce Agnus Dei, he loves to ad lib, and we are used … Continue reading
According to one reckoning, today, 12 September, could be the anniversary of the Battle of Marathon (490 BC). They are probably wrong, but… who cares?
Marathon is, of course, a Greek word (Mάραθον or modern Greek Μαραθώνας and ancient Μαραθών, Latin … Continue reading
2nd Vespers of 13th Sunday after Pentecost (BrevRom) with no frills, for the tired brethren.
Because of the handy iPhone app, which I reviewed, taken from the site divinumofficium.com, I read herein vespers in such a way that you can follow along … Continue reading
It’s Sunday Supper time. What did you have?
I picked some berries earlier today.
I prepared a pre-prandial martini, very dry.
Time for a stroll, martini in hand. Touches of color are appearing.
I checked on my mini beef roast and vegetables.
This is about … Continue reading
Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer at Ground Zero, 20 April 2008
O God of love, compassion, and healing,
look on us, people of many different faiths
who gather today at this site,
the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness
to … Continue reading
This is a classic Roman prayer, terse, balanced. Note the elegant repetition of propitiare. These two petitions are followed by two more, set off by an et…et construction. On the page of your Missale Romanum you may not immediately see … Continue reading
From a reader:
Lately, with your help, I have had much higher expectations and a greater appreciation for the liturgy at my parish. I expect to see the altar servers with black shoes, and the music and Mass settings appropriate and approved, which is … Continue reading
Bp. Davies (D. Shrewsbury): Pastoral letter on Pope Benedict’s visit, Friday abstinence, new translation
From ZENIT comes the text of a pastoral letter by the Bishop of Shrewsbury, England, Most Rev. Mark Davies. He issued it for the 1st anniversary of Pope Benedict’s visit to England. This pastoral letter is supposed to be read … Continue reading