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Mysticism and the Machine: Mysticism and Magisterium Part V

October 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Church, Fr. Geiger, Grace, Liturgy, Magisterium, Mary, Mary, Prayer

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Mysticism and the Machine Mysticism and Magisterium Series Part V The central truth running through this series of posts on “mysticism and magisterium” is the active and effective presence of Christ in the Church. This affirmation is not an abstraction, but a fact realized in all the circumstances of history. The Church is a person, not a thing and our relationship with “her” is sacramental, organic and mystical, not... Read More

Christ the Good Shepherd – Mysticism & Magisterium Pt 4

April 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Church Authority, Fr. Geiger, Magisterium, The Cross

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Christ, the Good Shepherd Mysticism and Magisterium Part IV In the Church of the first four centuries, the most common artistic representation of Christ was that of the Good Shepherd. By reflecting on the historical significance of this image we might come to a better understanding of the pastoral authority of the Church. Found especially in the catacombs of Rome, the Good Shepherd was not a portrait of Jesus but a symbol in which... Read More

Chastity: A Hymn to God’s Providence

February 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Books, Chastity, Fr. Geiger, Purity of Heart

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Chastity: A Hymn to God’s Providence   In a way, Dawn Eden’s newly released Catholic edition of her popular The Thrill of the Chaste is the third installment of the chronicle of her life journey. In 2005, when she wrote the first edition of The Thrill, she was a Jewish convert to Protestantism on her way to becoming a Catholic, and was hoping to be married. Dawn’s work applied balm to the sore spot in many a heart, which... Read More

Christ, the One Teacher of All (Mysticism and Magisterium: III/VI)

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Church, Church Authority, Fr. Geiger, Magisterium

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Christ, the One Teacher of All (Mysticism and Magisterium: Part III of VI) We might summarize the previous two posts in this series by saying that we are called to think with the Church because Christ and the Church possess same Spirit who is present throughout history in the details. When the Church teaches, Christ teaches, and those who depart from the Church depart from Christ. In this post, we shall examine than manner in which... Read More

Christ Yesterday, Today and Forever (Mysticism and Magisterium: II/VI)

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Editor’s Note: This is Part II of the Mysticism and Magisterium Series. You can find Part I here. Christ Yesterday, Today and Forever Jesus Christ is the Lord of history because His is the last say. The Last Judgment is also the last word. But our Savior is Lord of history also for another reason. Christ is present in the world and particularly in the Church at every historical moment through the mystery of His divine providence.... Read More

Mysticism and Magisterium Series

July 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Geiger, Magisterium, Mysticism

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Mysticism and Magisterium Series Mysticism and Magisterium Series: You can find Father Angelo Geiger’s “Mysticism and Magisterium” Series posts here by clicking on the title: Inscription on Saint John Lateran Archbasilica: “The Mother and Head of all Churches, in the City and of the World” — Mysticism and Magisterium Series Part I of VI: Thinking with the Church Part II of VI: Christ Yesterday,... Read More

Thinking with the Church – Mysticism and Magisterium (I/VI)

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Editor’s Note: Today, we are honored to introduce to you Father Angelo Geiger, who has written extensively on Marian theology and spirituality, and has been published in such publications as “Inside the Vatican” and “Catholic World Report” (online).  We are particularly pleased to note that he is our first writer out of the Franciscan tradition. We are blessed he has agreed to write for us. Please... Read More

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