Please cut the obscurantism, Father Doyle.... We know prayer to a non-deity when we see it.
Who really cares?
To Hell With Notre Dame!
and Rudy was off sides.
Isn’t Notre Dame the university where, when Obama was invited to speak, he said, first, take down the crosses and they did?
In this day and age, the kids praying to God, is a good thing.
-—— . The team is unapologetically Catholic. -——
Too bad the same can’t be said about the school, although Boston College has the trademark on “Barely Catholic.”
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you (Luke 1:28), Blessed are you among women (Luke 1:41), And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus (Luke 1:42), Holy Mary, Mother of God (Luke 1:43) (but this should be “Mother of our Lord”), Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death (James 5:16 sort of). James 5:16 is that we should pray for one another.
Catholics love to ask the saints and for Mary in particular to pray for them. Baptists tend to oppose the identification of only a few of us as saints. When the crowd asked, upon his being named Pope, to immediately name John Paul II as a saint, he blurted out, “Are we not all saints?” That response sounded Baptist to me. Mary, I think, gets caught up in this different approaches to sainthood (whether it is to be reserved for a few, great men and women; or, whether the sainthood of all the believers is to be emphasized).
Saints Intercede for us.
Once you understand this it really does not matter how its worded since God knows our hearts
1 Tim 2:3 - because this subordinate mediation is good and acceptable to God our Savior. Because God is our Father and we are His children, God invites uss to participate in Christs role as mediator.
1 Tim. 2:5 - therefore, although Jesus Christ is the sole mediator between God and man, there are many intercessors (subordinate mediators).
1 Cor. 3:9 - God invites us to participate in Christs work because we are Gods fellow workers and one family in the body of Christ. God wants His children to participate. The phrase used to describe fellow workers is sunergoi, which literally means synergists, or cooperators with God in salvific matters. Does God need fellow workers? Of course not, but this shows how much He, as Father, loves His children. God wants us to work with Him.
Mark 16:20 - this is another example of how the Lord worked with them (sunergountos). God cooperates with us. Out of His eternal love, He invites our participation.
Rom. 8:28 - God works for good with (the Greek is sunergei eis agathon) those who love Him. We work as subordinate mediators.
2 Cor. 6:1 - working together (the Greek is sunergountes) with him, dont accept His grace in vain. God allows us to participate in His work, not because He needs our help, but because He loves us and wants to exalt us in His Son. It is like the father who lets his child join him in carrying the groceries in the house. The father does not need help, but he invites the child to assist to raise up the child in dignity and love.
Heb. 12:1 - the cloud of witnesses (nephos marturon) that we are surrounded by is a great amphitheatre of witnesses to the earthly race, and they actively participate and cheer us (the runners) on, in our race to salvation.
1 Peter 2:5 - we are a holy priesthood, instructed to offer spiritual sacrifices to God. We are therefore subordinate priests to the Head Priest, but we are still priests who participate in Christs work of redemption.
This is no different than praying to her. Why obfuscate and deny? You are prayiung to her when you take up words to speak directly to her in request of favor. When Jesus was specifically asked how we should pray, He did not bring His mother into the mix, but directed us to call upon God directly as Our Father. No amount of tradition or pontification changes this fact.
Yet we do well to ackowledge Mary's participation in a special way where our standing before God is concerned, for she is indeed alive, and is indeed the earthly vessel whereby salvation entered into this world in the flesh of Christ Jesus. "Henceforth all generations will call me blessed." That I will gladly do! But I suspect not even Mary would expect us to look to her and call upon her for favor, but would rather point to her risen Son, who together with the Father and the Holy Spirit rule all things out of mercy for poor sinners.
I think they are mostly just being polite.
Simply put... they got their ass kicked by Bama because their ability to play the game of football wasn't on the same level as SEC football.
I realize what the article is trying to say but it's obfuscating the obvious.
If they want to compete they have to ELEVATE their football program because "God helps those who help themselves" is how it works.