Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Faith Works!

Fr. Dwight Longnecker has started A new e-newsletter called Faith Works. You can read the initial issues here. From my initial reading, it appears that it is to be an attempt to give a Benedictine approach to the joining of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

Most of us are good at one or the other of these- but few are good at both, and those who are, often get labeled Saints by the people around them.

Back in the 1970s when I was growing up, the Catholic Church was not so good at teaching either of these; the more formal spiritual works of mercy were being suppressed, the corporal works of mercy were being limited to charity for the poor for the most part. Well, there's more to life than just working in soup kitchens. But I fear we're beginning to be headed the other way now.

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