The greeting “grace and peace” was a standard opening in ancient times. Note Romans 1:7. The phrase “who is, was and is to come” is a reflection of a Greek title, which stands for an eternal deity. 308 more words
One force that pushed my conversion towards Catholicism from non-Catholic, Stone-Campbellite (Protestant; adj.) Christianity was my respect for the theology of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, who is already our former pope (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI). 4,808 more words
I missed the priesthood session of conference this year, and I’m really loving President Nelson’s talk this morning:
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We need to pray from our hearts. Polite recitations of past and upcoming activities, punctuated with some requests for blessings, cannot constitute the kind of communing with God that brings enduring power.
Fr. Hans Küng, the Swiss theologian, has told The Tablet that he has received a letter from Pope Francis that responds to his “request to give room to a free discussion on the dogma of infallibility”. 1,214 more words