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Friday, July 06, 2007

Loving the Bride, vol. 31

Something old....

In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy which is celebrated in the holy city of Jerusalem toward which we journey as pilgrims, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God, a minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle; we sing a hymn to the Lord's glory with all the warriors of the heavenly army; venerating the memory of the saints, we hope for some part and fellowship with them; we eagerly await the Saviour, Our Lord Jesus Christ, until He, our life, shall appear and we too will appear with Him in glory.

The sacred liturgy does not exhaust the entire activity of the Church. Before men can come to the liturgy they must be called to faith and to conversion: "How then are they to call upon him in whom they have not yet believed? But how are they to believe him whom they have not heard? And how are they to hear if no one preaches? And how are men to preach unless they be sent?" (Rom. 10:14-15).

Therefore the Church announces the good tidings of salvation to those who do not believe, so that all men may know the true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, and may be converted from their ways, doing penance. To believers also the Church must ever preach faith and penance, she must prepare them for the sacraments, teach them to observe all that Christ has commanded, and invite them to all the works of charity, piety, and the apostolate. For all these works make it clear that Christ's faithful, though not of this world, are to be the light of the world and to glorify the Father before men.


Something new....

Latest powerful article from Archbishop Chaput of Denver: here.
Also, a new Catholic University is up and coming.

Moto Proprio due out tomorrow from BXVI. Stay tuned!

Something Borrowed....

For all you still looking for summertime reading, here's a few Catholic suggestions...

This one from a priest's suggested "lifetime" reading list.

And another source, borrowed from Catholic Mom Moments (thanks Lisa!), this link for more Catholic literature.

Something blue....

We are in the midst of celebrating the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (Portugal). Get up to date here.


Oh, and just for yucks, this, too, is something "blue"...

Copyright 2007 Patricia W. Gohn

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