"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

What the Angel told St. Joseph...

Virgin of the Sign
Behold a virgin shall conceive,
and bear a son,
and his name shall be called...
Emmanuel. - Is. 7:14

Is the same as what the Angel said to Ahaz.



  1. ADTP - I removed your comment because that particular site tends to cast suspicion upon what the Holy Father is saying and how he is handling matters in his reform of the curia.

    1. By the way, it is a sin to cast suspicion upon what the Holy Father is saying or to question how he handles a particular matter?

      Can. 212 comes to mind.

      I think it would especially relevant since the Holy Father himself, in his homily, seems to be casting suspicion upon the traditional dogmatic and pietistic understanding of Mary's faith, which is, as I'm sure you're aware, troubling for the faithful.

  2. Ok. Here is the text in question, which does not need that particular site for its basis as it came from Vatican Radio:

    "The Gospel tells us nothing: if she said a word or not ... She was quiet, but in her heart - how much she said to the Lord! 'You told me then - that's what we have read - that He will be great. You told me that You would give him the throne of his father David, that he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. And now I see Him there!' The Blessed Mother was human! And perhaps she would have wanted to say, 'lies! I have been cheated!'. John Paul II said this when he spoke of the Mother of God at one point. But she was overshadowed with the silence of the mystery that she did not understand, and with this silence, she has accepted that this mystery can grow and flourish in the hope ".


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