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Christ and the Confidence that Comes From the Holy Spirit

January 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Holy Spirit, Hope

Christ and the Confidence that Comes from the Holy Spirit Christ baptizes in the power of the Holy Spirit and his fire animates the Christian life with hope.  The Holy Spirit who moved over the waters of creation, who overshadowed the Virgin Mary, who descended on Christ at his Baptism, who carried the Crucified's last wordless cry for our sake from the depths of His heart and into the Heart of... Read More

Reincarnation and Human Dignity (Part III of III)

January 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, New Age, Reincarnation

…a reader asks: Dear Father John, I know that the Church rejects the doctrine of reincarnation, but sometimes I think that reincarnation seems to be a much more merciful approach than just having one chance to live well and go to heaven or to live badly and go to hell. I mean, so many human beings have had to live in such miserable conditions throughout the thousands and thousands of years of... Read More

Reincarnation and Human Dignity (Part II of III)

January 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, New Age, Reincarnation

…a reader asks: Dear Father John, I know that the Church rejects the doctrine of reincarnation, but sometimes I think that reincarnation seems to be a much more merciful approach than just having one chance to live well and go to heaven or to live badly and go to hell. I mean, so many human beings have had to live in such miserable conditions throughout the thousands and thousands of years of... Read More

Reincarnation and Human Dignity (Part I of III)

December 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, New Age, Reincarnation

Dear Father John, I know that the Church rejects the doctrine of reincarnation, but sometimes I think that reincarnation seems to be a much more merciful approach than just having one chance to live well and go to heaven or to live badly and go to hell. I mean, so many human beings have had to live in such miserable conditions throughout the thousands and thousands of years of human existence. Wouldn’t... Read More

Laboring to Image God

September 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Imaging God, Liz Estler, Spiritual Life

The Church maintains that society must uphold the dignity of the human person who is made in the image and likeness of God. Individuals are not meant to live in isolation. To that end, Pope Leo XIII's 1891 Encyclical Rerum Novarum called owners and employers “to respect in every man his dignity as a person ennobled by Christian character” (paragraph 20) because “No man may with impunity outrage... Read More

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