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Ye Are Gods

Father Cassilly comments on the Psalmist’s declaration “Ye are gods” (Ps 81:6) and its awesome implication that the just man shares in the Divine nature. He notes that theologians “explain that the grace which makes man share the Divine nature … Continue reading

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Participation in the Divine Nature

“‘What is essential and substantial in God,’ says St. Thomas, ‘exists in the soul, which partakes by grace in the Divine love, as a quality superadded to its nature.’ Elsewhere the Angelical Doctor, in agreement with St. Basil, compares the … Continue reading

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Praying For Temporal Things

Father Girardey writes: “As to temporal matters, we have a kind of claim to be heard when we pray for the necessaries of life, for our divine Saviour Himself has taught us to do so in His admirable prayer, the … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer – Part 10 of 10

“But deliver us from evil” “We ought to pray not only that we may not be led into evil from which we are at present free; but further that we may be set free from that into which we have … Continue reading

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