We do indeed need to show joy as Catholics.
My motto — “Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.”…Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe
♦ The internecine struggle Pope Francis has with the bishops should delight
every Joyful Catholic… Roger Wentworth, Cambridge, MA
♦ This title is an appropriation and is more about the divinity of Christ who would not be subjected to sin. Similarly calling Mary the mother of God is more about declaring the divinity of Christ- Theotokos Mary is the bearer of Christ who is divine. Mary made her response freely and under the influence of grace to the angel Gabriel at the annunciation. (re: “If Mary had said “no”)
Br. Edward Adams, F.S.C.
♦ I think Mary knew immediately that this was her calling even though it might have caused her some anxiety at fires, possibly considering some of the thoughts you expressed. However, her faith in God was so strong and also the Angel Gabriel soothed her worries so that she could commit willingly….Suzanne
♦ We have lost all our possessions, but we still
have our faith in Jesus…An Iraqi Christian
♦ Christianity is the religion that explains everyone to themselves…Muriel Spark
♦ This is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception or discern what is of value…St. Paul
The only boring people I know are bored people...Elizabeth Gilbert
Aim high, and you won’t
shoot your foot off… Phyllis Diller
Answer to Quiz
2.Destructive do-goodism based on “false mercy”
3.Transforming “bread into stone” and hurling it against sinners, the week and the ill.
4.Bending to the spirit of the world rather than purifying it.
5.Using smooth language in order to say a lot without saying anything.
At the end of his homily, the priest said, “We are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as expected and we will need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up. At that moment, the organist played “The Star Spangled Banner.”