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I have never been able to get through this song without crying. This awesome rendition by Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill is no exception. Watch especially the reaction of the members of this audience, who are mostly from the Country music world, a part of the entertainment world where Christians are still welcomed and appreciated. Seeing these big names being moved by this hymn is touching. So be prepared to thrill, weep and rejoice!
How Great Thou Art
Posted in Catholicism, Christianity, The Church in America, tagged awesomeness, bonafide, Catholic, Christianity, Conversion, Easter, Faith, Jesus, New Evangelization, video on April 24, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Catholicism, Culture, Goofy, Pop Culture, The Church in America, tagged Catholic, Christianity, funnies, liturgy, Mass, Men and women, Pope, Pope Benedict, video on April 18, 2011| Leave a Comment »
I saw this hilariously sad (or sadly hilarious) video linked over at Bad Vestments. BV writes that this video explains why he started his blog (which is dedicated to bad vestments, naturally).
Anyway, by the time I got to “Skull Mass”, I spewed out my nose. Ouch!
There is a Part 2, as well.
Posted in Catholicism, Sacred Scripture, tagged Catholic, Conversion, Cooperate with grace, Discernment, Fr. Robert Barron, God, God's plan, grace, liturgy, Men and women, Scripture, video on April 16, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Now there remained in the camp two of the men, of whom one was called Eldad, and the other Medad, upon whom the spirit rested; for they also had been enrolled, but were not gone forth to the tabernacle. And when they prophesied in the camp, there ran a young man, and told Moses, saying: Eldad and Medad prophesy in the camp. Forthwith Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, and chosen out of many, said: My lord Moses forbid them. But he said: Why have you jealousy for me? O that all the people might prophesy, and that the Lord would give them his spirit!” Num 11:26-30
John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in your name, who follows not us: and we forbade him. But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that does a miracle in my name and can soon speak ill of me. For he that is not against you is for you.” Mark 9:37-39
Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire Ministries gave a terrific homily a couple years ago at Church of St. Mary’s in Chicago. The homily is entitled, “Would that Everyone Could be a Prophet.” The Sunday readings he focused on were Numbers 11:25-29 and Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48.
From the readings, we see Joshua being jealous of the prophesying by the two elders who were not at the meeting with Moses. In the gospel, we see John complaining that some people are casting out demons in Jesus’ name, even though they were not part of his apostles. In both cases, Moses and Jesus chastise the complainers for trying to stop these works of God. Also, Fr. Barron tells us, this is the root of the problem between Saul and David, and Saul’s jealously of the divine gifts to David, threw Israel into civil war.
Fr. Barron reminds us that when we sow dissention, jealousy and turf wars, we waste the grace that God has extended to us. Instead, he challenges us to look for the grace in us, and in those around us, and cooperate with it:
The spiritual life is really about one thing: it’s about our cooperation with grace….Grace–God’s love–is surging into the world at all times, according to God’s purposes, God’s will. Our job is pretty simple: it’s to notice it and once we notice it to cooperate with it, get on board with it. Cooperate. Whether that grace is coming directly to me, or to someone else. Whether it is according to my expectations or outside my expectations…Whereever it appears, get on board, cooperate with it!
When the ego takes over, the flow of grace is blocked. That’s the central tragedy of sin. God’s love wants to surge into the world, but He gives us the privilege of cooperating with it. We can block it if we make our own ego central.
Watch the homily below.
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Aggie Catholics has posted a video that is awesome-epetus! It’s has a trio of favorites of mine: the fantastic musician Matt Maher at Franciscan University joined by Dr. Scott Hahn, making a guest appearance on guitar. Of course, my readers already know that Dr. Hahn plays guitar. Michael Barber told us.
Did I mention that it is awesome?