Angels have knowledge through the Creator, Angels: Day 027

Angels have knowledge through the CreatorLike us, says  St. Augustine, angels know things in themselves—that  is, by experience of  them. But they have a much deeper knowledge in the Word  of God, which is always  present to their souls and gives them a bright and clear knowledge of all things.The holy angels come to the knowledge of God not by words that they hear, but by the presence in their souls of immutable truth—that is, of the only- begotten Word of God. And they know this Word hi … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy

Review by Julie AbellI hesitated to pick up this book and read it. The cover photo is of a beautiful young woman with a surgical patch over her right eye and with the title Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy, I assumed it was going to be an incredibly sad story. The authors, Simone Troisi and Cristiana Paccini, friends of Chiara, wrote this story and in the summary on the back cover did not hide the fact that Chiara did die from a tumor at a very young age but only after encountering … [Read more...]

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Angels are limited; the Spirit is not, Angels: Day 026

Angels are limited; the Spirit is notAgainst those who would relegate the Holy Spirit to inferior status, St. Basil the Great points out that Scripture consistently treats the angels as limited be- ings: here but not there, in one place and not another. But the Spirit, as God, is everywhere at once. Of the rest of the powers of Heaven, each is believed to be in a limited place. The angel who stood by Cornelius (Acts 10:3) was not with Philip at exactly the same time (Acts 8:26); … [Read more...]

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Angels are spiritual, but still limited, Angels: Day 025

Angels are spiritual, but still limitedAn angel, says St. John of Damascus, is not limited by a physical body the way we are. But angels are still limited; they exist, mentally, in a particular place and at a particular time. Only God is everywhere at all times.The angel, although not contained in place with a particular shape, as a body is, is still said to be in a place because he has a mental presence and energizes in accordance with his nature; when he energizes somewhere, he is not s … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Father Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor, and since 1993 has served full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. He is the National Director of Priests for Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rac … [Read more...]

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Like the angels, but different, Angels: Day 024

Like the angels, but differentSt. Gregory Nazianzen says that we were created as a sort of  second world, both earthly and heavenly. Like the angels we have a spiritual  nature fit for praising God, but we also have a material nature that learns through suffering.The Creator, the Word took a body from matter that already existed, and placed his own breath in it. And the Word knew that this was an intelligent soul, and the image of God.Thus he made man as a sort of second world. He pl … [Read more...]

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