Comments for Cleansing Fire http://www.cleansingfire.org Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:06:30 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.9 Comment on Huh? by Dominick Anthony Zarcone http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/06/huh/#comment-123012 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:06:30 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44861#comment-123012 Cardinal Burke has courage for love of Christ Jesus, His saving good News, His Church!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/news/cardinal-burke-heres-what-the-formal-correction-of-pope-francis-will-look-l

Come Holy Spirit, come for love of Christ Jesus, come for love of His saving good News, come for love of His Church and Her Unity under His Holiness, Pope Francis

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Comment on St. Bernard’s On the Road – YOTE by christian http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/08/st-bernards-on-the-road-yote/#comment-123011 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:57:42 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44957#comment-123011 Wouldn’t it be a good idea if the Diocese of Rochester had a Eucharistic Congress for the Year Of The Eucharistic? It would be a great opportunity for education, inspiration, evangelization, and service to the poor and needy.

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by christian http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123010 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:25:31 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123010 Mass last evening at the Fellowship of St. Alban (at Church of the Good Shepherd) was indeed AWESOME!

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by Dominick Anthony Zarcone http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123009 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:56:56 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123009 Mass this evening at the Fellowship of Saint Alban for August 15 the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was AWESOME!

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by Dominick Anthony Zarcone http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123008 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:45:04 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123008 The Fellowship of Saint Alban Wednesday Evening Study of DEI VERBUM was not disappointing. In fact, one cannot help but be inspired and encouraged to read, reflect upon and discern how this, the Dogmatic Constitution On Divine Revelation, impacts our own faith in Jesus Christ.

A sentence from Chapter 1 Revelation Itself, Article 2, is particularly revealing. “This plan of revelation is realized by deeds and words having an inner unity: the deeds wrought by God in the history of salvation manifest and confirm the teaching and realities signified by the words, while the words proclaim the deeds and clarify the mystery contained in them.”

I have to admit, almost sounds like an explanation of sacraments and the dynamic of form and matter and the action making present the salvific reality proclaimed by the word. But that phenomenon and its unpacking should be left for another time.

Suffice it to say, salvation history is made up of God’s intervention, so to speak, in time. God has acted, wrought deeds, and made himself present by them. Yet, rather than leaving us wondering and asking without hope of an answer: what happened? what does it mean? or who are you?; God speaks (by the actions, by prophets, by the Son/Word) to proclaim/announce/make clear both God’s actions in time and the spiritual reality those actions and words make present in time.

Doesn’t this remind us of what the Book of the Prophet Isaiah asserts in Chapter 55?

“Yet just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
And do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
Giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,

So shall my word be
that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me empty,
but shall do what pleases me,
achieving the end for which I sent it.”

I believe the Hebrew for word in this context is DABAR which indicates “the word is an event”. This word/event seems to be like the revealing action/word of God which ultimately makes known “the deepest truth about God and the salvation of man (which) shines out for our sake in Jesus Christ, who is both the mediator and the fullness of all revelation.” DV, 2

Can’t wait for next week’s study of Dei Verbum facilitated by Father Evan Simington, Administrator of The Fellowship of Saint Alban.

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by Dominick Anthony Zarcone http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123007 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:17:00 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123007 The following prayers recited by both priest and laity during Mass at the Fellowship of Saint Alban this past Lord’s day moved me greatly as they encompassed the spirit of repentance, grace, mercy and conversion recorded throughout salvation history:

“Almighty God, Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, maker of all things, Judge of all men: we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed, against thy divine majesty, provoking most justly the wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; and remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honor and glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies.”

I wonder if the above prayers best represent a repentant sinner’s response to the Holy Spirit’s convincing of sin, of righteousness and of judgement…. (John 16:8)

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by christian http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123006 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 01:08:07 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123006 That is correct. Fr. Evan Simington is listed in the staff section of St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s church bulletin.

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by annonymouse http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123005 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:59:07 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123005 Father Simington has also been assigned by Bishop Matano to serve as Parochial Vicar at St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Irondequoit, I just read in the Courier.

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by christian http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123004 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:24:01 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123004 Amen!

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Comment on Fellowship of St. Alban Welcomes New Pastor by Dominick Anthony Zarcone http://www.cleansingfire.org/2017/07/fellowship-of-st-alban-welcomes-new-pastor/#comment-123003 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 22:37:11 +0000 http://www.cleansingfire.org/?p=44935#comment-123003 I encountered and experienced Our Lord Jesus Christ at the Fellowship of
Saint Alban. Lord willing, I will visit again.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

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