Posted by dorsborn on Dec 9, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 12/10/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: Immaculate Conception doctrine is simple: by the grace of God, from the very moment of the Virgin Mary’s conception she was free from all sin. The day also celebrates Mary as the Patroness of the United States. She teaches us that our job in life is to follow the will of God.
Posted by dorsborn on Dec 3, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 12/03/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: New Liturgical Year begins. Bishops Campbell pleads for appropriate celebration of Advent because it should be an opportunity to understand the meaning of our Faith and to prepare ourselves for the Lord’s coming.
Posted by dorsborn on Nov 25, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 11/26/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: Thanksgiving was instituted by US Presidents who wanted to unite the country. The virtue of gratitude and the habit of courtesy. Courtesy is habitual. Gratitude is deeper, a response to the undeserved gifts that God gives us.
Posted by dorsborn on Nov 19, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 11/19/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: Christ the King Feastday concludes the Liturgical Calendar, reminds us that Jesus is the Lord. Political ideologies like Communism, Fascism and crusade of Mexican government against Catholics of 20th Century prompted Pius XII to declare this feastday to emphasize that Jesus is King and cannot be replaced by a government or political ideology.
Posted by dorsborn on Nov 12, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 11/12/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: The end of time and THE END OF TIME, chronological finality and goal. The coming of Christ. Relationship to the end of the Liturgical Calendar. Living every moment in immediacy to the Eternity of God.
Posted by dorsborn on Nov 5, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 11/05/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: Feast of All Saints and All Souls important reality for us as Catholics: Our vocation is to become holy and Christlike. Be a saint! The four aspects of holiness that we can live. The meaning of the Communion of Saints and the teaching, “Outside of the Church there is no salvation.”
Posted by dorsborn on Oct 29, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 10/29/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: Forgetting the gift of time, the gift that God has given us to understand our experience, we can forget the patience of God and how He waits for us and follows our choices. “Teach us to count our days aright that we may gain wisdom of heart,” (Psalm 90). Practice examination of conscience at the end of each day, ask for forgiveness and give thanks.
Posted by dorsborn on Oct 21, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 10/22/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: The pastoral letters of 2nd Letter of St Paul to Timothy addressed to a second generation of Christians who heard about Christ but had not actually witnessed Him. They were entrusted with transmitting the Faith through the coming generations, often as martyrs. Importance of knowledge of and respect for our traditions; our responsibility to preach the Gospel with missionary zeal.
Posted by dorsborn on Oct 14, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 10/15/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: St. Luke’s gospel exemplifies St. Paul’s teaching. Especially, St. Luke recounts healings in the gospel which are not simply cures of physical health, they are accounts of restoration of the whole human person. “Arise and walk, your sins are forgiven.” Catholic apostolate of caring for the wellbeing of our neighbors through hospitals and hospitality, care and compassion.
Posted by dorsborn on Oct 7, 2019 in Bishop Campbell | Comments Off on 10/08/19-Bishop Campbell-Living The Catholic Life: The Carmelite lives and charism of St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Teresa of Avila, exemplars of life in cloister and contemplation. Contemplatives dedicate themselves to daily regimen of profound prayer, the heart of the Church. How do we make our time valuable in the most important dimension, eternity?