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Augustine and Francis on being a Shepherd

By Tom Palanza, Jr.

Priest Matt’s last post and article about shepherd imagery and its influence on the priesthood brought to mind a passage from the Office of Readings from last Monday and a quote from Pope Francis.  860 more words

Practical Theology

"Two Guys and a Bird" and Hildegard von Bingen

Don’t lie, the Holy Spirit is your least favorite hypostasis (follow the link “person: 3″ in definition 2) of the Trinity.  You might want to argue against this, but consider that last Sunday was the feast of the Trinity and the Sunday before that was Pentacost; these past few weeks are probably the most likely time of the liturgical calendar that your thoughts and prayers would be dwelling on the Spirit.   809 more words

Patristic Voices

They Said It: Leo the Great

From this morning’s office of readings:

And so our Redeemer’s visible presence has passed into the sacraments. Our faith is nobler and stronger because sight has been replaced by a doctrine whose authority is accepted by believing hearts, enlightened from on high.

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