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  • Praying for the Living and the Dead – A Spiritual Work of Mercy

    11/03/2016 8:07:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-02-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Praying for the Living and the Dead – A Spiritual Work of Mercy Msgr. Charles Pope • November 2, 2016 • What is the value of one prayer? I suspect it is far greater than any of us imagine. Prayer changes things, sometimes in obvious ways, more often in subtle and even paradoxical ways. But prayer is surely important, even when we don’t experience its immediate effects. Perhaps this is why Jesus taught us to pray always and never to lose heart (cf Luke 18:1). St. Paul echoed this with the simple exhortation, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17)....
  • Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy

    05/06/2015 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-05-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy By: Msgr. Charles PopeAt first glance, counseling the doubtful may seem rather similar to instructing the ignorant. However, teaching has learning as its goal while counseling aims to assist with decisions. Certainly giving counsel often includes some aspects of teaching, such as providing information and perspective, but its primary purpose is to assist a person in coming to a decision. This distinction is contained in the root meanings of the words “counsel” and “doubtful.”The English word “counsel” comes from the Latin consilium (con (with) + silium (a decision)). So to...
  • What Ever Happened to the Spiritual Works of Mercy?

    04/17/2015 6:38:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-16-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Ever Happened to the Spiritual Works of Mercy? By: Msgr. Charles PopeDuring daily masses at this time we are beginning to read through John Chapter 6. There of course is a glorious focus and teaching of the Lords true presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament.However, there is also another important teaching given at a critical moment in chapter 6 that is important for us to lay hold of today. It is a call to recover a greater awareness of the importance of the spiritual works of mercy. We will list what they are in the moment, but for now, consider that, despite living in rather...
  • Pope Francis's 10 Secrets to Happiness [Ecumenical]

    08/02/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Washington Post video ^ | August 1, 2014 | Pope Francis
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/national/pope-franciss-10-secrets-to-happiness/2014/08/01/ed283448-1996-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_video.html From this video it is apparent to me that he is talking to all people, even those who might have Sunday jobs. Words printed out the site.
  • The Works of Mercy for the Liberal Catholic

    09/19/2012 9:38:26 AM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 7 replies
    September 19, 2012 | Vanity
    The Works of Mercy for the Liberal Catholic The Corporal works: 1. Give cell phones to the workless 2. Money to the drug addict 3. Alcohol to the thirsty 4. Shelter the fugitive 5. Condoms to the promiscuous 6. Abortions to the pregnant 7. Bury the nation in debt The Spiritual works: 1. Admonish the successful 2. Instruct all godlessly 3. Comfort the careless 4. Bear charity impatiently 5. Perceive all things as injuries 6. Resent the employed 7. Pay for the living and the dead