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The Mystical Body

Father Cassilly says that the children of the family of God are members of the Mystical Body of Christ, and they fall into three groups: the blessed in heaven, the souls awaiting release from purgatory, and the wayfarers on earth. … Continue reading

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Children Great and Small

Father Cassilly writes: “Both St. John and St. Paul, after the example of our Lord Himself, call the Christians ‘little children.’ There is quite a difference between little and older children. . . . The child, according to the golden-tongued … Continue reading

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Christ in the Sufferer

Father Benson concludes his consideration of the problem of suffering by quoting the Apostle: “‘I fill up,’ says St. Paul, ‘those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ’ (Col 1:24). ‘I work out, that is,’ the sufferer may … Continue reading

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Solidarity With the Suffering Christ

Continuing his reflection on the problem of suffering, Father Benson remarks: “When we turn to Christ crucified, knowing who and what He is, we see the problem set before us in its most acute form. It is not a man … Continue reading

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Christ in the Priest

Father Benson says: “We have considered various modes in which Christ’s Friendship is made accessible to us; and have seen how it does not consist merely in an interior adherence to Him, but in an exterior recognition and an exterior … Continue reading

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Where There Are Two or Three Gathered

Father Benson notes: “It has been pointed out that in the Gospels Christ again and again utters His desire to form a Friendship with souls. It is equally clear in the Gospels that this is not to be merely an … Continue reading

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A New Commandment

At the Last Supper, Christ said to His disciples: “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” “The true significance of the ‘new commandment’ which … Continue reading

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