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  • Instead of Criticizing McCain, Trump Should Embrace Kindness, Humility

    03/22/2019 4:41:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 147 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    President Donald Trump made a rare appearance at a church last Sunday. It’s a safe bet the sermon was not based on Proverbs 15:1—”A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” If it was, it didn’t appear to have much effect. Before and after church, the president engaged in a tweet storm that insulted several people, including the late Sen. John McCain. Trump accuses McCain of being complicit in the leak of the Steele dossier, a private intelligence report compiled by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele for the political research firm Fusion GPS, which, among...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Argentine Author on Pope Francis: Viganň Is Speaking the Truth

    09/13/2018 10:15:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 13, 2018 | Juliana Freitag
    In light of the staggering revelations of Abp. Carlo Maria Viganň, currently hunted by the Holy See's intelligence services for asking Pope Francis to resign for the cover-up of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's homosexual predation, Church Militant reached out to Dr. Antonio Caponnetto, an accomplished Catholic historian and doctor in philosophy from Buenos Aires — and one who knows more about Pope Francis when he was Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio than anyone else. Caponnetto is a prolific researcher and lecturer who's written extensively about liberation theology in South America, but is mostly known for his book La Iglesia Traicionada (The Church Betrayed), a first-hand account of living under the reign of Cdl. Bergoglio...
  • Humility in Prayer According to St. Teresa of Avila

    07/10/2018 8:16:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-09-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Humility in Prayer According to St. Teresa of Avila Msgr. Charles Pope • July 9, 2018 • I have written before on humility in prayer as St. Augustine sets it forth. In today’s post I look to the same topic, but this time as St. Teresa of Avila presents it in her treatise The Way of Perfection.In setting forth her teaching, I have substantially reworked the order of her reflections. St. Teresa was able to see the “whole rose” of the topic, jumping from petal to petal without effort. I, being of a vastly inferior intellect and of far...
  • The Great Danger of Triumphalism

    04/22/2018 3:44:11 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 4 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | April 16, 2018 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    On April 16, 2018, the administrators of the Facebook group ‘One Million Connected Catholics’ did not publish my post: “How many Catholics today could answer simple questions such as the following? … “Who Decides The Truth?” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html). (See below for the complete post.) In the Description for the group ‘One Million Connected Catholics’, we find: “Dan Burke established One Million Connected Catholics. … You can ALWAYS post things from the National Catholic Register and any EWTN News outlet…” “EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo: ‘Good Catholics’ can’t ignore controversy over Pope Francis” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ewtns-raymond-arroyo-good-catholics-cannot-ignore-the-controversy-surroundi (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems...
  • The Need for Two Pockets

    01/29/2018 8:18:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-28-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Need for Two Pockets Msgr. Charles Pope • January 28, 2018 • Like so many things in life, self-esteem needs to be balanced. The balance is between humility and pride. The following is attributed to Rabbi Simcha Bunim, one of the leaders of Hasidic Judaism in Poland in the late 1700s and early 1800s:Everyone must have two pockets so that he can reach into one or the other according to his needs. In his right pocket are to be the words, “For my sake was the world created,” and in his left pocket, “I am dust and ashes”...
  • Eyes that Are Humble - A Meditation on the Conversion of St. Paul

    01/26/2018 9:06:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-25-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Eyes that Are Humble - A Meditation on the Conversion of St. Paul Msgr. Charles Pope • January 25, 2018 • Today in daily Mass we read the well-known story of St. Paul’s conversion. There is a detail in the story that I have often pondered. Although I am speculating on the specifics, I think it ought not to be overlooked. Even my choice of the words “speculating” and “overlooked” (both of which refer to the eyes) indicate that we ought to “give an eye” to St. Paul’s eyes.As you probably recall, St. Paul was not just struck down...
  • Do Not Abandon the Church

    12/30/2017 4:18:26 AM PST · by JosephJames · 372 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Recently I wrote to the people in a group in which we meet every Friday to pray and to encourage each other in the period of great confusion in the Church. Today the world and the Church is on the left side, liberal, with the presumption of the love and mercy of God, with no obligation to live what we say in the Act of Contrition: “I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin” (“Who Decides The Truth?”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html; https://www.scribd.com/doc/229388195/Who-Decides-the-Truth)! Thus there is the tendency to go...
  • Bush and Clinton lecture Trump: Ex-presidents hit out at Donald with jabs about 'humility' [Trunc]

    07/14/2017 9:38:40 AM PDT · by Cecily · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 14, 2017
    George W Bush and Bill Clinton both took apparent jabs at Donald Trump at a forum on Thursday night as they named the one characteristic a president needed above all others. The two former presidents were speaking at a graduation ceremony for the Presidential Leadership Scholars program at the George W Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Bush replied ‘humility’ in answer to the question about presidential qualities, and added – ‘I think it's really important to know what you don't know and listen to people who do know what you don't know.’ Clinton said anyone holding the highest office in...
  • Ronald Reagan's Lesson for President Trump

    04/30/2017 11:01:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 5 replies
    Newsbsuters/Media Research Center ^ | May 1 2017 ast | Graham and Bozell
    It's something most conservatives a year ago would not have imagined: the opening act of Donald Trump’s agenda in the White House contains a real whiff of Ronald Reagan. To be sure, there's plenty the Reaganites won't like -- talk of trillion-dollar federal building campaigns, taxing business at the border, etc. -- but there's plenty to applaud as well. He’s proposing dramatic across-the-board tax cuts. That’s Reaganesque. He’s reasserting American strength and resolve in response to the dictators who rattle sabers at America. That’s Reaganesque. He’s appointing judges and Supreme Court justices that follow the Constitution instead of acting like...
  • The Woman Clothed With the Sun and the Red Dragon

    01/06/2016 3:11:38 AM PST · by JosephJames · 6 replies
    Spir-food.blogspot.it ^ | January 6, 2016 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, As we know, today there is less prayer in the world and in the Church than every before, and more sin than ever before, even worse indifference, and thus what Saint Paul warned us about is even more true today: “Satan DISGUISES himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). This means that the great number of followers and collaborators of Satan in the world and in the Church today will lead us to destruction in such a way that all seems OK and the right thing to do. Thus it is more important than ever to seek...
  • On Humility in Prayer

    10/28/2015 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-27-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Humility in Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • October 27, 2015 • Perhaps like you, I have to see people I love and care about through some difficult periods in their lives. One neighbor and parishioner recently lost her eight-year-old daughter to cancer. A number of my parishioners are seeking work and praying daily for it, but no employment offers have been forthcoming. Still others cry out for relief from any number of different crosses. I, too, have lots of things for which I pray; sometimes I get discouraged or even angry when God seems to say, “No” or, “Wait.”There...
  • Humility is Hard

    08/10/2015 6:45:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-09-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Humility is Hard – A Meditation on Some Aspects of Humility Msgr. Charles Pope • August 9, 2015 • 0 Comments Pride is our most pervasive and serious sin; humility is its antidote and the foundation of our spiritual life. And as the remedy to our most deep-seated pathology, it must be strong medicine. Humility is hard to swallow and has a lot of things it needs to work on.Let’s consider humility under a number of headings.I. The Foundation of Humility – Indeed, humility as a foundation is a good image, since by it we bow toward the earth or...
  • Out of Pride and Into Humility: A Lenten Meditation on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

    02/26/2015 7:22:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-25-15 | Mssgr. Charles Pope
    Out of Pride and Into Humility: A Lenten Meditation on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn yesterday’s post, we considered the twelve steps of pride set forth by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. In escalating ways, the twelve steps draw us to an increasingly mountainous and enslaving pride.St. Bernard also enumerates the twelve steps to deeper humility (I am using the list from Vultus Dei HERE)  and it is these that we consider in today’s post. As with yesterday’s post, the list by St. Bernard is shown in red, but the commentary on each step is shown in...
  • [Sen.] Murphy [D-Conn] Seeks to Be Progressive Voice in Foreign Policy Debates [humility]

    02/06/2015 2:27:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 5, 2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    "...[Sen. Christopher] Murphy, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said that a progressive view might include a substantial increase in the budget for diplomacy relative to the Pentagon. “A substantial transfer of financial resources from the military budget to buttress diplomacy and foreign aid so that our global anti-poverty budget, not our military budget, equals that of the other world powers combined,” Murphy said. “A new humility to our foreign policy, with less emphasis on short-term influencers like military intervention and aid, and more effort spent trying to address the root causes of conflict.”.....
  • Why Did Christ Humble Himself in the Face of Evil?

    11/06/2014 7:15:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-05-14 | Msgr. Charlels Pope
    Why Did Christ Humble Himself in the Face of Evil? By: Msgr. Charles PopeEarlier this week we read the magnificent hymn from Philippians, which sings of the Humility of Jesus:Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,Who, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and, found human in appearance,he humbled himself,becoming obedient to death,even death on a cross (Phil 2:5-8).Why this incredible humility? The Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, had always enjoyed His Father’s love...
  • An Open Letter To Pope Francis

    06/18/2014 7:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 103 replies
    Christian Order ^ | September 23, 2013 | Lucrecia Rego de Planas
    Dearest Pope Francis, I am so pleased to have the opportunity to greet you. You'll surely not remember me and I understand, since, seeing so many new people every day, it must be very difficult for you to remember all the people with whom you have conversed and lived at some point during in your life. Over the past 12 years, we happened to meet, several times, you and I, in some meetings, gatherings, and Church congresses that were held in the cities of Central and South America on various topics (communication, catechesis, education). During these pastoral meetings I had...
  • Sure a picture says 1000 words, but this one really only brings 6 to mind...

    03/11/2014 3:57:45 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Be Clothed in the Beauty of Holiness! A Meditation on the Virtues in Colossians 3

    12/30/2013 2:52:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/30/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterdayÂ’s blog post, (which was actually a written version of my Sunday sermon), I mentioned that it might make sense for us to look more deeply at some of the virtues In the Letter to the Colossians which ought to be cultivated by a Christian, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of The Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, has a particular family focus since it builds to its conclusion about wives being submitted, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. Because...
  • The Humility that Heals – A Homily for Christmas

    12/25/2013 4:57:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/24/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I. The Paradox of this Night - In a way, we are too familiar with the Christmas story, and so many of its strange paradoxes and stunning “absurdities” fail to shock and amaze us. And yet it does not take long to consider that no human being would ever craft this sort of entrance of God into our world. Surely we would envision God’s entrance in Cecil B. DeMille proportions.  (DeMille was producer of “The Ten Commandments” and other classic Hollywood Epics, in case I’m showing my age). Yes, there would be grand sets, a cast of thousands, palaces, trumpets,...
  • St. Josemaria’s 17 Signs of a Lack of Humility

    12/30/2013 10:28:44 AM PST · by mlizzy · 30 replies
    St. Peter's List ^ | 3-18-13 | Gregory
    Listers from the moment our Holy Father Pope Francis stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s square, his manners and style were hailed as humble. Humility is a virtue which we all ought to develop to bring ourselves in greater conformity with Christ as we seek “to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately.”1 Mother of Fair Love, a gift of Josemaría Escrivá to the University of Navarra: John Paul II stated: “Love for our Lady is a constant characteristic of the life of Josemaría Escrivá.” – Wikipedia Below is an excerpt from the writings...