2021-07-01 Family & Life Monthly eNews July 2021 Priest and Deacon Edition
“Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.” —Samuel Adams, Speech on August 1, 1776.
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PRIEST & DEACON EDITION
“…beloved sons, you who are priests, you who in virtue of your sacred office act as counselors and spiritual leaders both of individual men and women and of families—We turn to you filled with great confidence. For it is your principal duty…to spell out clearly and completely the Church’s teaching on marriage” (Humanae vitae,28).
Catholics (young and old) joining (and abandoning) the Church may (or may not) be a topic of interest for some. Personally, I think about it often since it speaks to Christ’s command to “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature” (Mk. 16:15). The below podcast/dialogue between Jordan Peterson and Bishop Robert Barron is an interesting discussion between two varying perspectives delivered through honest and civil discourse. Not only does the content strike me but also the manner in which it is presented. I cannot help but think that there are lessons to be learned from it as we repair our nets and set out into deep waters.
There are several time stamps I marked in my notes and I will note them here (please note the titles given are mine, not the podcast)…14:00 (Religious and Scientific traditions); 29:00 (Faith beyond Reason, not in spite of…); 34:00 (Identity within the greater reality of God, not self); 42:00 (Experiential Limits and Encountering God); 57:00 (Discussion of Jesus); 1:06/1:07 (The Ideal…to become like God. The Catholic Adventure demands everything and this is not understood or discussed); 1:09 (Responsibility vs. happiness):1:10 (Where is the heroism or the Call?)(Are we (we are) asking to LITTLE of ourselves?); 1:13/1:14 (The Good News and Worship, Evangelization, and Serving the Poor); 1:29 (Don’t Dumb it Down! Make a Compelling Argument to bring people back. People want to be intellectually engaged)
THE NEXT UNVEILED IN-PERSON MARRIAGE PREP RETREAT IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT THE CATHOLIC CENTER IN EVANSVILLE.