Saturday of the Third Week of Easter “Does this shock you?” Jn 6:61 It is a time to help all our brothers and sisters to blossom as children of God, we do this by serving the spiritual and material needs of each other. Bishop Patrick J. Zurek
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Bringing Tenderness to the UCA
Friday of the Third Week of Easter quarreled among themselves, Jn 6:52 It is a time of Hope as dry limbs bud leaves and blossoms. Bishop Patrick J. Zurek
Where Does the UCA Money Go?
Nearly 40% of funds is directed to the Diocesan Pastoral Center, while less than 10% goes to “Social, Spiritual, and Pastoral Ministries”.
Love or Passivity
Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. Jn 3:21 Chapter 5 A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS THE EXCERCISE OF POLITICAL LOVE Sacrifices born of love 187. This charity, which is the spiritual heart of politics, is always a preferential love shown to thoseContinue reading “Love or Passivity”
Bishop Zurek Should’ve Understood
Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter “You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this?” Jn 3:10 Chapter 5 A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS THE EXCERCISE OF POLITICAL LOVE 186. There is a kind of love that is “elicited”: its acts proceed directly from the virtue of charity and are directedContinue reading “Bishop Zurek Should’ve Understood”
Where Did “the few” Go?
Monday of the Second Week of Easter “…you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Jn 3:8 Chapter 5 A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHARITY Effective love 185. CharityContinue reading “Where Did “the few” Go?”
Praying For, But Not Practicing Divine Mercy
Second Sunday of EasterSunday of Divine Mercy “…and whose sins you retain are retained.” Jn 20:23 CHAPTER 5 A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS Social and Political Charity Effective love 184. Charity is at the heart of every healthy and open society, yet today “it is easily dismissed as irrelevant for interpreting and giving direction toContinue reading “Praying For, But Not Practicing Divine Mercy”
“The Faithful and Loyal Disciples of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish”
Saturday in the Octave of Easter …rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart it… Mk 16:14 CHAPTER 5 A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS Social and Political Charity Effective love 183. “Social love” makes it possible to advance towards a civilization of love, to which all of us can feel called. Charity, with its impulseContinue reading ““The Faithful and Loyal Disciples of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish””
Political Love #3 and the “Original (Catholic) Fish Fry”
Friday in the Octave of Easter …they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it… Jn 21:9 CHAPTER 5 A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS Social and Political Charity Political love 182. This political charity is born of a social awareness that transcends every individualistic mindset: “‘Social charity makes us love the common good’, it makesContinue reading “Political Love #3 and the “Original (Catholic) Fish Fry””
Political Love #2
Thursday in the Octave of Easter Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled?…” LK 24:38 CHAPTER 5 A BETTER KIND OF POLITICS Social and Political Charity Political love 181. Every commitment inspired by the Church’s social doctrine is “derived from charity, which according to the teaching of Jesus is the synthesis of theContinue reading “Political Love #2”