Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Redemptive Love










 "Man cannot live without love. He remains a being incomprehensible to himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him....This is the human dimension of the mystery of the Redemption....The man who wishes to understand himself thoroughly must, with his unrest, uncertainty, and even his weakness and sinfulness, with his life and death, draw near to Christ." (Bl. John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Confession









"The next [condition] is the confession of this sin before God, who desires only to receive this confession so that He can save man. To save means to embrace and lift up with redemptive love, with love that is always greater than any sin." (Blessed John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope)


 



When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning.... I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity;  then thou didst forgive.... (Psalm 32:3,5)




Friday, March 14, 2014

Sin

"The world that the Son of man found when he became man deserved condemnation, because of the sin that had dominated all of history....[The world] refuses to accept the reality of sin....Convincing the world of the existence of sin is not the same as condemning it for sinning. Convincing the world of sin means creating the conditions for its salvation. Awareness of our own sinfulness is the first condition for salvation.
(Blessed John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Call










"Dear friends, at every moment the earth is full of the mercy of God, and nature itself is a lesson for all the faithful in the worship of God....With a return of that season marked out in a special way by the mystery of our redemption and of the days that lead up to the paschal feast, we are summoned more urgently to prepare ourselves by a purification of the spirit."--St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church, d. 461