Monthly Archives: June 2012

Engaging the Culture

As we have studied the Sacrament of Marriage we realize that the understanding of the sacramental nature of marriage is not one we impose on the broader culture; but in the culture there is widespread conversation about the very definition … Continue reading

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Sacraments at the Service of Communion

“Holy Orders and Matrimony belong to the Sacraments at the Service of Communion.  This means they are primarily directed toward the salvation of others.” (USCCA, p.262-3) Helping a child learn to give the answer, “Whatever God wants me to be” to the … Continue reading

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“Women, Sex, and the Church”

One of the teachings we study when studying Holy Orders is that only men can be ordained to the priesthood.  For some this has been a prickly issue, sometimes framed as a justice or civil rights issue.  The book, Women, Sex, and … Continue reading

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F4F Announcement

An important 30 second message from the Catholic Conference of Illinois for the Fortnight for Freedom called for by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: After listening to the message click here for one way to participate in this important initiative on … Continue reading

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Chapter 19, Strength for the Journey

This week we are studying about the Anointing of the Sick and Dying, a sacrament for the living, a sacrament for healing.  It can be a powerful means of grace and strength for the journey of the sick to health and, … Continue reading

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