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Mother Teresa and her millions - Susan Shields & Walter Wuellenweber

“Women from many nations joined Mother Teresa in the expectation that they would help the poor and come closer to God themselves. When I left, there were more than 3,000 sisters in approximately 400 houses scattered throughout the world. 4,703 more words
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PERMISSIVENESS AND COMPASSION

“Be compassionate, as your Father is compassionate.” —Luke 6:36

Today’s readings speak of an ever-increasing awareness of sin. Sin eventually results in being “brought very low” (Ps 79:8). 236 more words

Christ and Moses

From the Catecheses
by Saint John Chrysostom [ 249 – 407 A.D. ], bishop

The Israelites witnessed marvels; you also will witness marvels, greater and more splendid than those which accompanied them on their departure from Egypt. 446 more words

Persistent Paradigm Paralysis

In just a couple weeks we will have the second anniversary of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election as Bishop of Rome. The Tablet calls him the “Root and Branch Reformer,” while many hail the “Francis effect.” Certainly Pope Francis’ style and bearing are a welcomed change after decades of exaggerated Renaissance papal grandeur, so out of sync with our contemporary world. 1,001 more words

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Morning Prayer 3.1.15, Second Sunday in Lent

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, because we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by following his laws which he set before us. 2,795 more words

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