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QUAERITUR: writing to the CDWDS and remaining anonymous
Advice from Fr. Z. for a priest seeking guidelines.

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Saint Aphraates(?-c345)Monk and Bishop at Nineveh, near Mosul in present day Iraq

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Expositions no.1 (SC 349, p.210 rev.)

“No one can lay a foundation other than
the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ” (1Cor 3,11)

Kings do not live in houses empty of goods;
it is not there that they make their home.
But a complete furnishing of his house is demanded
by the king in such a way that he lacks nothing…

It is the same with the man who has become
a dwelling place for Christ, the Messiah:
he supplies what is fitting for the service of
the Messiah who dwells within him
and for those things that will give him pleasure.

And so, the first thing he does is
construct his building on rock,
namely the Messiah himself.

On this rock is set faith
and the whole building rises on top of this faith.
So that the house may become
a place where he can live,
a pure fast is asked of him, founded on faith.
Pure prayer is asked of him, received in faith.
Love is necessary to him, set up on faith.
Then, too, he must offer alms, given with faith.
Let him ask for humility, loved with faith.
Let him take to himself virginity, cherished in faith.
Let him bring into his house holiness, planted on faith.
And let him also meditate on wisdom, discovered in faith.

Let him also ask for himself the condition of a stranger,
whose worth is in faith.
He will need simplicity, mixed with faith.
And let him also ask for patience, fulfilled in faith.
Through his gentleness may he acquire insight,
which is gained through faith.
May he love repentance, which manifests itself to faith.
And let him also ask for purity, kept through faith…

Behold, these are the works the Messiah King asks for,
who dwells within those who build themselves up
by such works as these.

Indeed, faith is composed of things
and adorns itself in many colours,
for it is like a building constructed with numerous materials
whose edifice rises up on high…

So it is with our faith: its foundation is the true rock,
our Lord Jesus, the Messiah…

This foundation forms the base of the whole structure.
If anyone attains faith, that person is set on rock,
namely our Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
And his building will not be overcome by floods
nor endangered by winds;
it will not fall in tempests
since this building stands on rock,
the true foundation.

Thanks to dailygospel.org
9th Sunday Ord. Time

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SAINT JUSTIN, MARTYR, FATHER OF THE CHURCH

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ST.. JUSTIN, MARTYR
SUNDAY, JUNE 01, 2008
“We are slain with the sword, but we increase and multiply; the more we are persecuted and destroyed, the more are deaf to our numbers. As a vine, by being pruned and cut close, shoots forth new suckers, and bears a greater abundance of fruit; so is it with us.” – St. Justin Martyr

Born in Flavia Neapolis (in Palestinian Syria) around 100; conversion to Christianity around 130; martyred in Rome in the year 165, under Marcus Aurelius.

Saint Justin Martyr (as he is commonly referred to) is the best known 2nd century Father of the Church. He was born a pagan, in a pagan region of what is now the Middle East, and was well, if ecclectically, educated in philosophy.

An avid lover of truth, he sought it through different philosophical schools, none of which satisfied his thirst, even though he was moved by the moral discipline of the Stoics and inspired by the speculative power of the Platonists.

At around the age of 30 he happened to cross paths with an old man walking along the beach who questioned him about his beliefs and especially about the sufficiency of philosophy as a means of attaining truth. This old man introduced him to Revelation and argued that although philosophers could talk about God, the Prophets, inspired by the Holy Spirit, had experienced and known God and could bring others to Him.

Justin had always admired Christians from a distance because of the beauty of their moral lives. As he writes in his Apologies: “When I was a disciple of Plato, hearing the accusations made against the Christians and seeing them intrepid in the face of death and of all that men fear, I said to myself that it was impossible that they should be living in evil and in the love of pleasure.”

He had been persuaded of the superiority of the Christian creed over all other beliefs and philosophies, and seen this belief made manifest in the witness of Christians who “preferred truth to life.” Martyrdom was for him the highest proof of the truth of Christianity. Nobody, he said, died for the teaching of Socrates.

His his heart burned within him as he realized that he had finally found the Truth he had searched for all his life.

He became a Christian and a great apologist, engaging in debates and writing numerous works about the faith, most famously two apologetical treatises called “Apologies” and “Dialogue with Tryphon.”

Following his conversion he taught school in Ephesus and in Rome, where in 165 he was condemned to death with six companions, Chariton, Charito, Evelpostos, Pæon, Hierax, and Liberianos during the persecution of Marcus Aurelius.

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Fr Angelo- Homily – Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Father Roch Kereszty, O.Cist., delivers a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Academy of Catholic Theology in Washington DC in May of 2008

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“The Tasks of Mariology Today.”

Thanks to the Dominican House of Studies – Priory

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Desiring but only one thing of God, viz.,that I might not offend Him.

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That the greatest pains or pleasures, of this world, were not to be compared with what he had experienced of both kinds in a spiritual state: so that he was careful for nothing and feared nothing, desiring but one only thing of GOD, viz., that he might not offend Him.

Brother Lawrence
Pratice of the Presence of God

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The role of prophecy in the Church- Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger on the occasion of the presentation of the Third Secret of Fatima to the world

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In Matthew’s gospel, Our Lord complains that “You know how to read the face of the sky, but you cannot read the signs of the times” (Mt 16:3). Prompted by this complaint, Our Lord wept over the Great King’s city with this lament:
Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Killer of the prophets! Stoner of those who were sent to you! How often I wanted to gather together your children as a hen gathers her brood under her wings — and you would not! (Lk 13:34).
The role of prophecy in the Church was clearly explained by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger on the occasion of the presentation to the world of The Third Secret of Fatima:
The Apostle [Paul] says: “Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophesying, but test everything, holding fast to what is good” (1 Thess 5: 19-21). In every age the Church has received the charism of prophecy, which must be scrutinized but not scorned. On this point, it should be kept in mind that prophecy in the biblical sense does not mean to predict the future but to explain the will of God for the present, and therefore show the right path to take for the future.
The prophetic word is a warning or a consolation, or both together. In this sense there is a link between the charism of prophecy and the category of “the signs of the times,” which Vatican II brought to light anew: “You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; why, then, do you not know how to interpret the present time?” (Lk 12:56). In this saying of Jesus, the “signs of the times” must be understood as Jesus Himself. To interpret the signs of the times in the light of faith means to recognize the presence of Christ in every age. In the private revelations approved by the Church this is the point: they help us to understand the signs of the times and to respond to them rightly in faith (The Message of Fatima, Theological Commentary, Public Revelation and Private Revelations — Their Theological Status; Vatican City, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, © 2000, p. 36).

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Shout for joy, O Daughter Zion!- A Mother’s Plea

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Iconic Monstrance
Our Lady of the Sign – Ark of Mercy

Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church here will unveil what is believed to be
the world’s largest monstrance at 6 p.m. eastern time Saturday, May 31.

A monstrance is a container that displays a consecrated Host
(which Catholics believe is the body of Christ under the appearance of bread)
for adoration.

The monstrance will serve as focal point of the new Sanctuary of
The Divine Mercy, to be built on the grounds of this inner city parish.

The gilded receptacle has taken sculptor Stefan Niedorezo two years
to carve from linden wood using Renaissance methods.
The iconic monstrance is nine feet tall and weighs 700 pounds.
Malgorzata Sawczuk applied the gilding and serves as project conservator.

The monstrance depicts the Blessed Mother as the link between the old and new covenants.
She stands over the Ark of the Covenant, a sacred container
that held the stone tablets inscribed with the 10 Commandments.

Mary is “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars,” as depicted in the
Book of Revelation (Rev 11:19 and 12:1-2).

Public is invited to the ceremony, which will be televised live on EWTN,
the worldwide Catholic television network; Catholic TV;
and the Latin American TV station El Sembrador.
Relevant Radio will provide U.S. coverage.
Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago.

The vision for the sanctuary and monstrance began nine years ago
when St. Stanislaus Kostka pastor Fr. Anthony Bus, CR,
heard a call from Mary asking that he build the sanctuary.
He wrote a book about his experience titled
A Mother’s Plea: Lifting the Veil in Sanctuary (Marian Press).

The book, originally published in 2005, has been a popular title in Catholic book circles partly because of its apocalyptic theme.

Donations and proceeds from Fr. Bus’s book financed sculpting the monstrance.
Following the unveiling, planners will begin raising funds to build the sanctuary.
Estimated cost is between $15 million and $20 million.

Father Anthony Bus,Pastor
‘A Mother’s Plea”

to whose voice do we listen?

***
my dream fulfilled Zeph. 3:17

Blessed are you who believed that what you were promised by the Lord would be fulfilled.

Jesus,I trust in You.

Mane Nobiscum, Domine!
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Pope’s Prayer Banned in China?

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www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=28102

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Scriptural Rosary- English,French,Spanish- online or PDF to print

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Cenacle Scriptural Rosary – Classic Prayers (Douay Bible – 56 pages)
Cenacle Scriptural Rosary – Douay Bible – Modern Prayers (56 pages)
Cenacle Scriptural Rosary – New American Bible – Modern Prayers (56 pages)
Cenacle Scriptural Rosary – Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition Bible – Modern prayers (56 pages)
Lenten Scriptural Rosary (Douay Classic only – 88 pages)
Adoration Scriptural Rosary (Douay Classic only – 56 pages)
Cenacle Scriptural Rosary – Luminous Mysteries Insert (Douay Classic only – 20 pages)
Cenacle Scriptural Rosary – Classic Prayers (Douay Bible – 72 pages – Complete Edition: 4 Mysteries)

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