Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for December, 2014

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 20:34
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VATICAN CITY, 1 December 2014 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for December is: "That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will".

His intention for evangelization is: "That parents may be true evangelisers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith".

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Published by VISarchive - December 1, 2014

 

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Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for November, 2014

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:21
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VATICAN CITY, 31 October 2014 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for November is: "That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others".

His intention for evangelization is: "That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors".

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Published by VISarchive - October 31, 2014

 

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Language, meaning, culture and government fiat

Submitted by frlarry on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 16:11
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I don't wish to confuse anyone in my use of the term marriage, or of allied terms, such as matrimony, wedlock, wedding, etc. If the government decides that these terms mean something other than what they currently mean, I'm ultimately fine with that, although I would prefer that government not deliberately alter the meanings of common terms. The government can choose to call a circle a square, and vice versa.

Real love is oriented to God.

Submitted by frlarry on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:57
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Real love of neighbor, when it is the highest kind of love, is sacrificial and it is oriented along the love that God has for us. That love desires, by its nature, the redemption of the one loved, that the loved one will be with God for all eternity.

When our love is oriented in this way, we do not become tools of the loved one's sinful desires. In psychological terms, we don't become co-dependent and share in the addict's sickness.