Monthly Archives: March 2012

Chapter 10 – An Institution

In the section on the Church as the Sacrament of Salvation, there is the explanation that the Church is mystery, being both visible and spiritual and going on to say, “The visible Church is a public institution, with a hierarchical … Continue reading

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Chapter 10 – from a comment

The following is from wth3 as a comment in the last post (Thank you!).  This writer really keyed in on the image of the Church as the Body of Christ and the blessing that the many varied gifts/charism are to the … Continue reading

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Chapter 10 – St Peter, “Primacy in Love”

The USCCA chapter for this week is “The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ” and the faith story that begins the chapter 10 is about St Peter.  In light of that here is something a little different:  A recording of the 1991 “Primacy in Love” a reflection … Continue reading

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Chapter 9 – Pope Benedict on the need for silence

In the last post, in the Youcat’s answer to the question about the Holy Spirit’s activity in one’s own life, the Holy Spirit was named by St Augustine as “the quiet guest of our soul” and we were told that we need to be quiet … because, the Youcat’s answer went … Continue reading

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Chapter 9 – “Behold … let it be done unto me…”

I was taking a look at the youth catechism, Youcat, and began to reflect on the question, “What does the Holy Spirit do in my life?”  The short answer given is, “The Holy Spirit makes me receptive to God; he teaches me … Continue reading

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Chapter 9 – The Sanctifier

We described the goal of journeying along through Fanning the Flame as one spiritual renewal during this anniversary year for the diocese.  For all involved it is hope to be a deepening of the lifelong goal of ongoing conversion of hearts and … Continue reading

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Chapter 9 – Veni Sancte Spiritus

Father Mujule, the Chapter Guide, invites us to begin the study of this chapter on receiving the Holy Spirit by first pausing and listening to Veni Sancte Spiritus and praying through Psalm 51.

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Chapter 8 – The Cross … the tornado

Last week after the tornado hit and destroyed the church of St Joseph in Ridgway, there remained, praise be to God, all the people of God from that parish; no one from the community suffered loss of life in what turned … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 – Sunday’s Reading

Going through these weeks of Fanning the Flame I have been struck by how my hearing is sharpened listening to the readings at Mass.  Just this morning, while the homily took cues from the first reading and the Gospel and would … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 – Quick Reflection

There are four days in Spring-time when our Church celebrates the saving death and resurrection of our Lord: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. The Lord’s actions of these four days make up the “Paschal Mystery.” This … Continue reading

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