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  • Faith Alone v. Forgiving Trespasses: How the Lord's Prayer Contradicts the Reformation

    02/25/2015 11:50:17 AM PST · by NYer · 438 replies
    Catholic Defense ^ | February 25, 2015
    Lines from the Lord's Prayer, in various languages. From the Eucharist Door at the Glory Facade of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. It's Lent in Rome. That means it's time for one of the great Roman traditions: station churches. Each morning, English-speaking pilgrims walk to a different church for Mass. This morning, on the way to St. Anastasia's, I was once again struck by a line in the Our Father: “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” That's a hard thing to pray, It doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room. Even the Catechism...
  • Hand Gestures at Mass?

    02/25/2015 12:21:11 AM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 20 replies
    The Orans Position and holding hands during the Our Father[caption id="attachment_1144" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dominican Orans position at the Unde et Memores[/caption] Most people who attend a Novus Ordo parish or who simply attend Mass in what is known as the Ordinary Form (which most people attend) encounter two specific types of hand gestures that many of the laity engage in. The first type of hand gesture is that which is known as the "Orans Position" (praying with elevated hands). This type of gesture can be seen in several parts of the Mass such as when one of the laity elevates...
  • The Incarnational Drama of the Our Father [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    11/17/2014 8:37:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CE.com ^ | November17, 2014 | Stephen Beale
    The Incarnational Drama of the Our Father Stephen BealeThere once was an Eastern Church spiritual adviser who suggested beginning the Our Father backwards.We should begin with the last petition so that we end with Our Father, he said. Such is the pathway to Easter: from temptation in the desert to forgiveness and manna in the desert to our arrival in the promised land—so goes the thinking in an anecdote Pope Benedict XVI recounts in Jesus of Nazareth.There is some sense to this: we often approach God in prayer in times of temptation, to seek deliverance, to ask for a...
  • Why Does the Lords Prayer Ask God not to Lead us into Temptation Why Would God do Such a Thing?

    10/16/2014 2:41:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 15, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Most of you know that I write the Question and Answer Column for Our Sunday Visitor. And every now and then it is good to bring these works of mine together. An interesting question came in today (actually it is asked quite frequently) and I’d like to give my answer and add just a few things more that wouldn’t fit into the column. First the question, then the answer and a brief elaboration.Q: Why does the Lord’s Prayer ask God not to lead us in temptation? Why would God do that? I have also read texts in the Bible about...
  • "Orans" Posture and Hand-Holding During the Our Father -- Two Liturgical Abuses at Once

    05/15/2014 8:58:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 739 replies
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | July 07, 2008 | Dave Armstrong
    Monday, July 07, 2008 "Orans" Posture and Hand-Holding During the Our Father Are Against the Rubrics (Instructions) For the Mass   Two liturgical abuses at once: "orans" posture and hand-holding during the Our Father [ source ] Colin B. Donovan, STL, over at the EWTN website, states that the "orans' posture in the congregation (arms outstretched in a "praying" or adoration position) is contrary to the rubrics:The liturgical use of this position by the priest is spelled out in the rubrics (the laws governing how the Mass is said). It indicates his praying on BEHALF of us, acting as alter...
  • "Our Father Who Art in Heaven" (Sermon for Ash Wednesday on Matthew 6:1-21; The Lord's Prayer)

    03/05/2014 12:33:12 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 5, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Our Father Who Art in Heaven (Matthew 6:1-21; The Lords Prayer)You know, during Lent there is a strong tradition to do a series on some part of the Catechism. And thats what were going to do for this Lenten season. Today we begin a nine-part sermon series on the Lords Prayer. Im calling it Lord, Teach Us to Pray, which is what the disciples asked Jesus to teach them. And Jesus responded by giving them the Lords Prayer, as well as other teaching about prayer. Apparently, Jesus wants his Christians to pray. He thinks its important. He gives us instruction...
  • 5 Things You Dont Know about the Our Father

    12/04/2013 11:00:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Stephen Beale
    5 Things You Don’t Know about the Our Father by Stephen Beale on July 9, 2013 ·  50  It’s a prayer faithful Catholics say at least once a week at Mass, if not several times daily. The words are well-known and well-worn in our mind, but there is a lot more to the Our Father than at first meets the eye.Here are five things you did (or may) not know about this, the most central of all Christian prayers:1. Echoes Jewish prayer: There’s an ancient prayer that beings with these words: May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified...
  • 5 Things You Dont Know about the Our Father [Ecumenical]

    07/10/2013 2:00:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Stephen Beale
    5 Things You Don’t Know about the Our Father by Stephen Beale on July 9, 2013 ·    It’s a prayer faithful Catholics say at least once a week at Mass, if not several times daily. The words are well-known and well-worn in our mind, but there is a lot more to the Our Father than at first meets the eye.Here are five things you did (or may) not know about this, the most central of all Christian prayers:1. Echoes Jewish prayer: There’s an ancient prayer that beings with these words: May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified...
  • Pondering the Mysterious Word in the Lords Prayer No One Can Agree how to Translate

    06/21/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 20, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the breviary we are currently reading St Cyprian’s commentary on the Lord’s prayer. It is a prayer shared by and prized by all Christians. Few if any have not committed to memory.Yet within the Lord’s prayer is a mysterious word that both Greek and Biblical scholars have little agreement over or even a clear understanding of in terms of its precise meaning. Most Christians who do not read Greek are unaware of the difficulties and debate surrounding the word. They simply accept that the most common English translation of the Our Father is undisputed. To them the problem is...
  • Pope: it's wrong to think our enemies must go to hell

    06/20/2013 2:39:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    cna ^ | June 20, 2013
    Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013. Credit: Stephen Drsicoll/CNA. Vatican City, Jun 20, 2013 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis stressed that it's false to think our enemies “must go to hell” during his daily Mass at the Vatican's Saint Martha House June 20. “You cannot pray with enemies in your heart,” he said June 20. “With (both) brothers and enemies in your heart, you cannot pray.” “They must go to hell, right? I will have nothing to do...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PATER NOSTER, 09-20-12

    09/20/2012 8:34:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-20-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PATER NOSTER The prayer composed and taught by Christ to the Disciples (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4). Named from the first two words of the prayer in the Latin, Pater Noster (Our Father). The Pater Noster has been part of the Church's liturgy since apostolic times. It was part of the profession of faith for the reception of catechumens into the Church, has more commentary by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church than any other passage in the Bible, and, after baptism, is the best known bond of unity among Christians in every tradition. Its seven...
  • Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 2

    01/19/2010 7:59:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 200+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | January 19, 2010 | Father Frank Pavone
    Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 2 January 19th, 2010 by Fr. Frank Pavone Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Union with the will of God is the heart of salvation and the essence of holiness. It is also the cornerstone of the culture of life. To say, thy will be done is the opposite of saying, my will be done; its all up to my choice.When we see a child living in the womb, we see the will of God. The Lord never makes human beings by accident. Each child...
  • Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 1

    01/19/2010 7:53:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 203+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | January 5, 2010 | Father Frank Pavone
    Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 1January 5th, 2010 by Fr. Frank Pavone The Lord gave us the Our Father as the model of all prayer, and in each line we receive insight as to why we are pro-life. Prayer itself is inherently pro-life because it puts God at the center of our lives and choices. The pro-choice mentality, instead, puts us at the center.Our Father. There is one Father of us all, the one who gives both divine life and the natural human life which is its pre-requisite. The Father is the Creator, and if he...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Pt 4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,7th Petition:Deliver...Evil. Amen

    12/10/2009 9:22:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 305+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray SeventhPetition: Deliver Us from Evil. Amen Table of Contents The closing petition of the Lords Prayer is a compendium of everything from which we want God to deliver us, in this life and in the life to come. St. Cyprian, who wrote the first extensive commentary on the Pater Noster, teaches that we are here praying to be freed from the consequences of sin. The Church follows this teaching, which places our dread of evil into proper perspective.So far, in the Our Father, we have prayed for Gods mercy on our sins,...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,6thPetition:Lead Us Not into..."

    12/09/2009 10:14:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 309+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray SixthPetition: Lead Us Not into Temptation Table of Contents Temptation is an invitation to sin. The source of the temptation may be the attractive, sinful conduct of other people, called the world; or the disorderly desires of our own fallen nature called concupiscence; or the malicious urging of the evil spirit, whom we call the devil. When we pray not to be led into temptation, we are not asking to be freed from the testing of all human beings to prove their loyalty to God. Temptation as a test of our fidelity...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,5thPetition:Forgive Us Our Tr...

    12/03/2009 7:32:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 328+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray FifthPetition: Forgive Us Our Trespasses as We Forgive Those Who Tresspass Against Us Table of Contents This is no ordinary petition to God asking for His mercy. We not only ask Him to be merciful to us, but we dare place a condition and a norm on Gods forgiveness. What is this condition and norm? It is the practice and the measure of our forgiveness to others. What are we being told? We are being told that unless we are merciful to others, God will not be merciful to us. We further...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4:Lord, Teach Us To Pray, 4th Petition:Give Us This..."

    12/02/2009 11:11:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 254+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray FourthPetition: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Table of Contents This is the turning point in the Our Father. Where the first three petitions were directed to the glory of God, from now on they are concerned with our needs. The Churchs tradition finds two levels of request for nourishment in this petition. We ask for the food we need for our souls, and the sustenance we need for our bodies. Spiritual Nourishment When St. Pius X issued his decree on frequent Holy Communion, he explained that frequent means daily reception...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,3rd Petition:Thy Will Be Done..."

    12/01/2009 6:49:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 220+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray ThirdPetition: Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven Table of Contents This petition is an epitome of Christianity and a synthesis of our whole purpose for existence. Why do we have a free will? In order to do the will of God. Unlike the irrational creation that surrounds us, we can choose either to conform our wills to God or refuse to do so.The scope of this petition is the prayer that human beings on earth might do Gods will as the angels and saints are doing in...
  • TheEssentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 4: Lord,Teach Us To Pray, Second Petition:Thy Kingdom...

    11/30/2009 10:43:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 342+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray SecondPetition: Thy Kingdom Come Table of Contents The kingdom for which we are praying to come is the kingdom of which Christ so constantly spoke in the gospels. The Greek word Basileia (kingdom), which occurs in the Lords Prayer is the same term He used throughout His public ministry and, after the Resurrection, up to the time of His ascension into heaven. Jesus intended us to pray that the kingdom He described, in every sense, might come.There are two principal ways in which Jesus spoke of the kingdom. He described it as...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4: Lord,Teach Us To Pray; 1st Petition:Hallowed...Name

    11/27/2009 11:49:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 447+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Copyright 2002 Inter Mirifica
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray FirstPetition: Hallowed Be Thy Name Table of Contents The Latin words of the first petition bring out clearly what we are here asking for: Sanctificetur Nomen tuum. What we are asking is that the Name of God may be sanctified. This calls for some explanations. We are not asking that God might become more holy. That would be blasphemy. He is the All-Holy One because He is the Totally Other. He alone is the Necessary One, the Infinite One; there is no other God than He.Our petition is rather that God might...