Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chapter 3 – Quick Reflection

When I was growing up, and especially as I revealed to others that I was considering becoming a priest, I was once asked, “How do you know what you believe?  How do you know that it is trustworthy?”  Well, unable … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 – The Word of God, for TODAY, toward a GOAL

This morning in Mass I totally missed the first reading, there was a newborn captivating my full attention, until we stood and the response was, “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”  Later, the clarity of this response … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 – John 17

In our chapter we learn about Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium.  Together they present to us one faith, leading to a knowledge of God, the reason for our hope, and both source and goal of our mission in the world.  This … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 – Not “tame”

This evening my husband and I watched the first episode of “Catholicism,” the recent DVD series by Father Robert Barron.  There was a phrase describing a tendency he wanted to really not give as an option for our response to … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 – Metanoia

“God Comes to Meet Us.”  I thought about our chapter while at Mass this morning, the reading from Jonah and the repentance of the Ninevites, and the disciples turning from their work to follow Jesus to become “fishers of men.”   When … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 – The Gospel and Culture

Just yesterday the Pope Benedict XVI spoke to some prelates from the United States as they concluded their ad limina visit.  Excerpts from his remarks can be read here and are especially well timed for pages 14-16 talking about the Gospel and Culture.  There were several areas that … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 – God reveals himself…

Chapter 1 spoke about our thirst for God, the longing we have for God by the very nature of our having been created by God and in his image.  Our reason alone can confirm for us that God exists, but … Continue reading

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Chapter 1- When were you first aware…?

On the study sheet for Chapter 1, Mickey asked when we first became aware of God’s presence in our life.  Hopefully others will share, but as a start…..  While I was baptized as an infant in the Methodist Church, and would say … Continue reading

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Chapter 1 – Introductions

Chapter 1 describes all of us as seekers who yearn for God.  The questions  ask about our goals, what we are searching for.  We are asked how we search for truth and our response to it when it is discovered.   How … Continue reading

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Time to Begin!

Yesterday we sent out the FTF Chapter 1 email to all FTF Registrants and tomorrow will be day nine of the Novena we have been praying in preparation. … It is time to begin Blogging! The role of the Blog is … Continue reading

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