Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Ask the Bishop” Session One Questions

The replay for the first of the “Ask the Bishop” series is available from the a link on the left of the Fanning the Flame website homepage.  Follow the “Click here to listen in” where you may download the mp3 file for later … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 – God Sent His Son

John 1 begins, “In the beginning*was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 – Diversity and Unity

Looking at pages 84-85 of the USCCA we see an important discussion of the truth that Jesus is the Savior of all.  We have made significant progress in recognizing the need to respect ethnic and other diversity; but the section … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: Content and Action

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict: We need “Adult Faith”

This week Pope Benedict spoke to the priests of the diocese of Rome in a reflection:  CHRISTIANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEIR FAITH IN ORDER TO HELP OTHERS TO GOD.  There are some particular excerpts that relate to recent chapters of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: A Good Question

Who is Jesus Christ? The four gospels of the New Testament are the source of our knowledge of Jesus Christ. God the Holy Spirit, the Soul of the Church, has guided the Church in the proclamation, preservation, and deeper understanding … Continue reading

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Conscience, the Cross, and the Call to Conversion

This morning I heard that my nephew, who is seven, recently found a ten dollar bill at the store.  He picked it up and was reminded by his mom that it wasn’t his.  He didn’t argue, but walked through the store (fortunately … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – Created in God’s image and yet…

We are not all equal in our abilities, accomplishments, or station in life. Some of us are stronger than others, some smarter than others; some are better at writing novels, dunking basketballs, sculpting works of art, balancing ledger sheets, or … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – How Beautiful

“God created man in his image… male and female he created them…. God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good.”  (Genesis 1:27, 31a) “God’s image is not a static picture stamped on our souls.  God’s … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – The soul’s origin

Question 63 from Youcat… From where does man get his soul? CCC answer: The human soul is created directly by God and is not “produced” by the parents. (366-368,382) “Man’s soul cannot be the product of an evolutionary development out of … Continue reading

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