Tag: Vatican II

Interfaith Prayer Service To Open 2016 Legislative Session In Cheyenne

For the second year in a row, the Diocese of Cheyenne invited legislators and other government officials to gather at the Cathedral of St. Mary with faith community leaders for an interfaith prayer service.  Our crowd grew from last year to this year, and once again a tremendous amount of gratitude was expressed for the opportunity to bring the community together as an expression of unity and faith. Rabbi Larry Moldo from Mt. Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne represented the Jewish community, Dr. Mohamed Salih from the Southeast Wyoming Islamic Center in Cheyenne represented our Islamic […]

The Glory of the LORD

This Second Sunday of Lent we listen once again to the Gospel account of Jesus’ transfiguration.  As the Gospel acclamation was sung, and the deacon lifted the Book of the Gospels, I thought to myself: “We are fulfilling the command of God from the Gospel today.  This Gospel is Jesus, and we are listening to Him.” As the Gospel was proclaimed, I thought once again: “The Lord led Moses by a cloud by day and a column of fire by night.  God spoke to Moses from a burning bush, again when He gave Him the Ten […]

God’s Preference For Simplicity; Consecration To Immaculate Heart of Mary

Today’s readings for the 28th Sunday in ordinary time help us understand a basic principle of God.  Naaman is seeking healing from his leprosy.  Guided by his servant to turn to the God of Israel, he approaches the Prophet Elisha who tells him to go wash seven times in the Jordan.  Naaman expecting something grand for his healing nearly returns to his country after such a simple suggestion. However, he grudgingly follows the directive of the holy man and healed.  Similarly, the ten lepers who approach Jesus for healing from the same disease are simply […]

Spring Road Show Begins

As most of this readership knows, the Easter season begins the Confirmation season as well.  I will be on the road throughout Wyoming for most of the next two months.  My first seven day trip began Friday with a trip to Clark.  I arrived here in time to join our Carmelite Monks for dinner.  Today, Saturday, four of their members received minor orders. The Wyoming Carmelites are unique, in that they practice the ancient Carmelite Rite.  Their monastic life revolves around the Liturgy and their Marian devotion.  The ancient Carmelite Rite Liturgy is a usage […]

Vatican II on the Universal Call to Holiness

In light of yesterday’s post, and in keeping with the Year of Faith’s invitation to read the documents of Vatican II, here is an excerpt from one of the classical passages of Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: CHAPTER V THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO HOLINESS IN THE CHURCH 39. The Church, whose mystery is being set forth by this Sacred Synod, is believed to be indefectibly holy. Indeed Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit is praised as “uniquely holy,” (1*) loved the Church as His bride, […]

A Teaching on the Dignity and Sanctity of Marriage from Vatican II

In light of the Pastoral Statement issued yesterday regarding marriage and family, complimented by the invitation to spend time reading the documents of Vatican II in this Year of Faith, it seems appropriate to follow up the statement with some Church teaching around the beauty of marriage.  I offer today a paragraph from Gaudium et Spes. (48)  This Document from the Second Vatican Council was one of the final texts issued by the Church Fathers from this Council.  It is a beautiful expression of the life of the Church in the modern world.  This section […]

Vatican II on Religious Liberty

Given the significance religious liberty plays in this election season, prophetic wisdom from Vatican II in this Year of Faith: The Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom.  Freedom of this kind means that all men should be immune from coercion on the part of individuals, social groups and every human power so that, within due limits, nobody is forced to act against his convictions nor is anyone to be restrained from acting in accordance with his convictions in religious matters in private or in public, alone or in […]

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