Establishing Christ’s Kingdom Requires the Freedom to Love 1

Reflection for the Second Week of Advent, by Fr Martin Connor

To establish the Kingdom is to teach Christ by giving Christ.

To give Christ is to teach that love is a choice, the choice of making yourself a gift to the other rather than use another as a means for some pleasure or end, which is so very common in our world.

Ultimately, love is a choice for Good over evil. More…

Bearing Fruit for Christ’s Kingdom 1

Well stated, as always, Fr John!

Also, from Fr John Bartunek:
Straight Talk about Contraception

Catholicism Pure & Simple

“Others may have their wealth, may drink out of jeweled cups, be clad in silks, enjoy popular applause, find it impossible to exhaust their wealth by dissipating it in pleasures of all kinds, but our delight is to meditate on the Law of the Lord day and night…”  – St. Jerome

By Father Bartunek
From Catholic Spiritual Direction

John 15:1-8: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit he cuts away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes to make it bear even more. You are pruned already, by means of the word that I have spoken to you. Make your home in me, as I make mine in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself, but must remain part of the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the…

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