Daily Archives: September 9, 2012

Angelus: A small word of infinite meaning

(Vatican Radio) – A very small word that sums up Christ’s mission on earth was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s Angelus reflections this week: “Ephphatha,” which means, “Be opened. Drawn from the Sunday Gospel, Mark Chapter 7, which recounts … Continue reading

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Good News from the Islamic World: Iranian Pastor jailed for three years for converting to Christianity freed, and Girl with Down’s syndrome who was accused of blasphemy in Pakistan was released on bail

The first good news, from Foxnews (H/T Deacon’s Bench): Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was originally sentenced to death in his native country for his Christian faith, was acquitted of apostasy charges and released from custody. Nadarkhani, 32, was imprisoned for … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Quality communication By Fr. Thomas Rosica Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 9, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 In the magnificent piece of biblical poetry in Isaiah 35:4-7 (today’s first reading) … Continue reading

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