Monthly Archives: September 2006

Suffering and the Three Fountains

This Sunday’s Credo column in the Times is written by Monsignor Roderick Strange, Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome. It concerns a very difficult line in the Letter of James, “You do not possess because you do not … Continue reading

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Bride and Groom: How Far Do They Go?

    According to St Paul, this Scriptural image tells us a lot about the relationship between Christ and his Church. In Ephesians 5:21-33, the apostle begins with a teaching about a loving order within a Christian household, but in … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 50

Vatican II on saints: a bit of history beginning with martyrs, then working to the veneration of religious, then folks who were just plain good role models. Fully conscious of this communion of the whole Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 49

What the Church teaches on the role of and our relationship with the dead: Until the Lord shall come in His majesty, and all the angels with Him (Cf. Mt. 25, 31.) and death being destroyed, all things are subject … Continue reading

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Sensibly Catholic

If you are one of our scores of new visitors these past few days, welcome. The comment boxes here are polite and peaceable, though the undercurrent of feelings, thought, and prayer is fervent and devoted. One might think after nearly … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 48

Lumen Gentium Chapter VII leads off: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL NATURE OF THE PILGRIM CHURCH AND ITS UNION WITH THE CHURCH IN HEAVEN The Church, to which we are all called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 47

Closing up the discussion on religious life: Let each of the faithful called to the profession of the evangelical counsels, therefore, carefully see to it that (she or) he persevere and ever grow in that vocation God has given … … Continue reading

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