Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, August 25, 2013
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 8/25/2013
“People will come from the east and the west and from the
north and the south and will recline at a table in the Kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will
Luke 13:29-30 August 25, 2013
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
A few weeks ago, Pope Francis shocked many by saying that even
atheists are redeemed by the Blood of Christ! “We are created children
in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all.” The
Holy Father did not say that everyone, including the atheist WILL be
saved, but he simply repeated the teaching of the Second Vatican Council
that atheists can get to heaven.
Here is what is read in Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
(#16): “Nor shall divine providence deny the assistance necessary for
salvation to those, who, without any fault of theirs, have not arrived
at an explicit knowledge of God and who, not without grace, strive to
lead a good life.” Is not this what Jesus is saying in the gospel, that
many will come from east and west and take their place at table in the
Kingdom? God’s love reaches out to all, as this prayer reminds us. And
then we in turn show that love to others, as we “strive to lead a good
Eternal God, we live among peoples whose ways are different
from ours, whose faiths are foreign to us, whose tongues are
unintelligible to us. Help us to remember that You love all people with
Your great love, that all religion is an attempt to respond to You, that
the yearnings of other hearts are much like our own. Help us to
recognize You in the words of truth, the things of beauty, the actions
of love about us.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors