Posts Tagged ‘words’

Do not betray our faith with sloppy words

Monday, April 11th, 2022
sloppy words

As Lent comes towards its climax in the celebration of Easter, we might revisit the energy of Ash Wednesday and renew our renewal for this final week. This process of making changes in our lives, having a new outlook, repenting, converting, turning over a new leaf — all render the command, metanoeite — that we Read more

Do you know what these strange “Catholic’ words mean?

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

How many of these words do you know the meaning of? Cuauhtlatoatzin, Filioque, Hypostatic, Oikonomia, Paraclete, Kyrie Eleison, Parousia, Tekakwitha, Prophecy, Viaticum, Catechesis. Click here to find out

Two “Doorway” Words

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Making meaning

Two words that are significant for me are “Covenant” and “Transfiguration.” Covenant in scripture is a binding vow of love, God’s promise to Abraham continuing through the Jewish Bible and coming to fulfilment in Christ Jesus. The history of our Church belongs in that covenant, the unfailing promise of love. Quite simply, God is in Read more

Pope faults those who masquerade as Christians

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Pope Francis has criticised people who masquerade as Christians, either rejecting the challenge of the Gospel or rejecting the joy and freedom the Holy Spirit gives. “In the history of the Church there have been two classes of Christians: Christians of words — those who say, ‘Lord, Lord, Lord’ — and Christians of action, in Read more

Three-year-old’s YouTube Mass is a hit

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

He recites the liturgy of the Mass from memory with all the appropriate gestures. He even gives homilies. And he’s only three years old. Samuel Jaramillo, an orphan who lives with his grandmother and aunt in the city of Medellin, Colombia, has become an Internet hit since family members posted YouTube videos showing him pretending Read more