Friday Funnies: What Does Jesus’ Face Feel Like?

FRIDAY FUNNIES! 02/15/2013: Catholic reaction gifs
A weekly lighter look at the Faith from Fire of Thy Love.

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Benedict XVI Talking about Papal Resignation in 2010

The following are from an interview turned book by Peter Seewald called “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times” Peter Seewald: The great majority of [the abuse] cases took place decades ago. Nevertheless they burden your pontificate now in particular. Have you thought of resigning? Benedict XVI: “When the danger [...]

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Give Thanks in All Circumstances: The Path to my Wife

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1Thess 5:16-18.) When it was time for me to enter school, my parents took me to test for a private Christian (non-Catholic) institution.  I was not admitted to the school.  I was sad that [...]

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Monday Morning Apologetics: Judith Jarvis Thomson’s Violinist

In her set of thought experiments, as they are called, titled A Defense of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thomson sets up several analogies to make the case for legal and morally acceptable abortion.  Probably the most well known, and the one she touches on the most, is the analogy referred to as the “Famous Violinist Problem.” [...]

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Ordain a Lady Parody Reaches Pope, Massive Changes to Come (Friday Funnies)

FRIDAY FUNNIES! 01/11/2013: BREAKING NEWS FROM ROME!
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The Baptism of the Lord: It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness

In Baptism there is a passing on from the baptizer to the baptized.  When John was baptizing, he handed down to each person some of his authority, spirituality, and mission.  His disciples joined John in saying “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the [...]

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Friday Funnies: The First of 2013!

FRIDAY FUNNIES! 01/04/2013: Our first reaction gifs of 2013
A weekly lighter look at the Faith from Fire of Thy Love.

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Christian Joy and Christmas Every Day

We have a duty towards joy.  St. Paul tells us as much saying, rejoice always (1 Thess 5:16.)  He does not tell us to rejoice when we get the things we like but to rejoice always.  We have this duty towards joy in a twofold manner.  First, because we have the gift of life and [...]

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is one of the oldest Christmas/Advent songs still being used today.  The text of the song is based on “The Great O Antiphons” used at Vespers (Evening Prayer) on the last seven days of Advent.  Each of the antiphons begins with the exclamation O and then addresses Christ by one of [...]

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Abortion and the Crime of Rape

Lately, we’ve heard a lot about pro-life politicians struggling to express their views in an affirming and sensitive manner.  Their words, whether rightfully or otherwise, are taken to be ignorant and lacking in empathy.  Below I’ve prepared a response that I think could be used by any public figure that is asked, “Should abortion be allowed [...]

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Zacchaeus, Son of Abraham

On Sunday we discussed how Jesus might refer to the entire Church as “this generation” with the idea that the entirety of the elect could be referred to as a generation.  We see him doing this again today when he calls Zacchaeus a “son of Abraham.”  This should give great joy to those of us, [...]

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Does Jesus Know When the World Will End?

Sunday’s Gospel reading comes from the Gospel According to Mark and has some language that can be a bit confusing at first glance.  I want to take a moment to hopefully clear up some of Christ’s words and tackle what might be taken as either an errant prophecy and/or apparent contradictions.  As a note, FireofThyLove.com [...]

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