“The Church's great liturgical tradition teaches us that fruitful participation in the liturgy requires that one be personally conformed to the mystery being celebrated… Otherwise, however carefully planned and executed our liturgies may be, they would risk falling into a certain ritualism. Hence the need to provide an education in eucharistic faith capable of enabling the faithful to live personally what they celebrate.” (Pope Benedict XVI, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS, 64)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

At the feet of the Vicar

Shawn Tribe posted some incredible insights from our Holy Father:
This is important: The faith is not only thought; it touches the whole being. Given that God made man with flesh and blood and entered into the tangible world, we have to try to encounter God with all the dimensions of our being. In this way, the reality of God, through faith, penetrates in our being and transforms it. For this reason, Rabanus Maurus concentrated his attention above all on the liturgy..."(Benedict XVI)

Go read his post, digest it, and use it in future mystagoguery.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I'm Speechless

I read this article today, and I can't help but to post it. I mean, it simply blows my mind. This guy almost won a pulitzer prize once.
Abortion is murder. In my view women have--and ought to continue to have--the right to murder their unborn babies. Each abortion is a tragedy, some necessary and others not, and all of them are murder. It's not a position that I'm comfortable with. But as sad and horrible as abortion is, I can't see telling a woman who doesn't want to carry a pregnancy to term that she has to do so.
I'd love comments, because I can't comment on the article on that site. And I'm having trouble processing it.