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To submit news, send e-mail to the contact team. The truly Catholic Newman was faithfully expounded in seven books written by Fr Stanley Jaki and still in printalbeit nearly ignored, as they do not flatter modern readers. Today I would like to make good on my claim that Newman would oppose just about every trend Stand Up - Mike Mareen - MP3 Collection the Church today, except for the active role taken on by laity — I mean, by conservative and traditional laity who pass on and defend the Catholic and Apostolic Faith in spite of the resistance or indifference of their shepherds, a situation that echoes the fidelity of the laity during the Arian crisis, as Newman carefully documented.
I shall quote particularly sparkling passages from his writings. The virtues of Israel are the virtues of Christians, and their vices our vices. A splendid example of his approach is the following passage, in which he explains that it would make no difference to have miracles, if we have not faith and love, illustrating the more general and uncomfortable truth that Christianity does not somehow automatically make us better than the ancient Israelites.
It gives us more access to truth and grace — that is all. We can still imitate their disbelief, even as the best of them foreshadowed our saints and indeed are counted among our saints. What is the real reason why we do not seek God with all our hearts, and devote ourselves to His service, if the absence of I Thank You (Love To Infinity Mix) - Various - National Anthems be not the reason, as most assuredly it is not?
What was it that made the Israelites disobedient, who had miracles? Paul informs us, and exhorts us in consequence. We like any thing better than religionas the Jews before us.
The Jews liked this world; they liked mirth and feasting. They wished to be let alone; they liked ease; they liked Candy Man Blues - The McCoy Brothers* -- Charlie* & Joe McCoy - Complete Recorded Works In Chronolog own way; they disliked to make war against the natural impulses and leanings of their own minds; they disliked to attend to the state of their souls, to have to treat themselves Sibel No.2 - Lulo Reinhardt & Uli Krämer - Live @ Neidecks spiritually sick and infirm, to watch, and rule, and chasten, and refrain, and change themselves; and so do we.
They disliked to think of God, and to observe and attend His ordinances, and to reverence Him; they called it a weariness to frequent His courts; and they found this or that false worship more pleasant, satisfactory, congenial to their feelings, than the service of the Judge of quick and dead; and so do we : and therefore we disobey God as they did, — not that we have not miracles; for they actually had them, and it made no difference.
We act as they did, though they had miracles, and we have not; because there is one cause of it common both to them and us — heartlessness in religious matters, an evil heart of unbelief; both they and we disobey and disbelieve, because we do not love. Parochial and Plain Sermonsvol. We can quarrel and commit blasphemy towards Christ just as the Jews of His day did: If He is still on earth, yet is not visible which cannot be deniedit is plain that He keeps Himself still in the condition which He chose in the days of His flesh.
I mean, He is a hidden Saviour, and may be approached unless we are careful without due reverence and fear. I say, wherever He is for that is a further questionstill He is here, and again He is secret; and whatever be the tokens of His Presence, still they must be of a nature to admit of persons doubting where it is; and if they will argue, and be sharpwitted and subtle, they may perplex themselves and others, as the Jews did even in the days of His flesh, till He seems to them nowhere present on earth now.
And when they come to think him far away, of course they feel it to be impossible so to insult Him as the Jews did of old; and if nevertheless Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This! 66 is here, they are perchance approaching and insulting Him, though they so feel. And this was just the case of the Jews, for they too were ignorant what they were doing. It is probable, then, that we can now commit at least as great blasphemy towards Him as the Jews did first, because we are under the dispensation of that Holy Spirit, against whom even more heinous sins can be committed; next, because His presence now as little witnesses of itself, or is impressive to the many, as His bodily presence formerly.
If we cannot bring ourselves to go to church at a set time to meet the Lord and to concentrate our minds on Him when the means are provided to us, why should we presume that we will succeed in putting our minds on Him elsewhere, when no consistent means are given?
As we know, one of the principal goals of twentieth-century liturgical reform in the Catholic Church was to Weve Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals - The Animals all the ceremonies, because they were considered too long for Modern Man.
Newman has something helpful to say to this self-sabotaging reformism: If any one alleges the length of the Church prayers as a reason for his not keeping his mind fixed upon them, I would beg him to ask his conscience whether he sincerely believes this to be at bottom the real cause of his inattention? Does he think he should attend better if the prayers were shorter?
This is the question he has to consider. If he answers that he believes he should attend more closely in that case, then I go on to ask, whether he attends more closely as it is to the first part of the service than to the last; whether his mind is his own, regularly fixed on what he is engaged in, for any Στο Κελί 33 - Various - Ζεϊμπεκιές (72 Μεγάλες Επιτυχίες) in any part of the service?
If, on the other hand, he answers that he can fix his thoughts for a time, and during the early part of the service, I would have him reflect that even this degree of attention was not always his own, that it has been the work of time and practice; and, if by trying he has got so far, by trying he may go on and learn to attend for a still longer time, till at length he is able to keep up his attention through the whole service.
You will look in vain in the Prayer Book for long or vehement Prayers; for it is only upon occasions that agitation of mind is right, but there is ever a call upon us for seriousness, gravity, simplicity, deliberate trust, deep-seated humility. Many persons, doubtless, think the Church prayers, for this very reason, cold and formal.
They do not discern their high perfection, and they think they could easily write better prayers. Idea of a UniversityPart II, ch. We pick up the thread where he is telling us how much we are supposed to keep learning from the Old Testament. And such, in fact, has ever been the temper of the Christian Church; in evidence of which I need but appeal to the impressive fact that the Jewish Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This!
66 has been the standard book of Christian devotion from the first down to this day. I wish we thought more of this circumstance. Can any one doubt that, supposing that blessed manual of faith and love had never been in use among us, great numbers of the present generation would have clamoured against it as unsuitable to express Christian feelings, as deficient in charity and kindness? Nay, do we not know, though I dare say Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This!
66 may surprise many a sober Christian to hear that it is so, that there are men at this moment who I hardly like to mention it wish parts of the Psalms left out of the Service as ungentle and harsh? See this link for a full listing of the omitted verses.
I would go further and say that Newman, of all modern theologians, is the one whose thought stands most opposed, as a matter of principle, to the postconciliar liturgical reform. These two kinds of professed Christians ever have been — Church Christians and Christians not of the Church; and it is Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This!
66 , I say, that while, on Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This! 66 one hand, reverence for sacred things has been a characteristic of Church Christians on the whole, so, want of reverence has been the characteristic on the whole of Christians not of the Church.
As if continuing his train of thought, Newman says in a different sermon: It is scarcely too much to say that awe and fear are at the present day all but discarded from religion.
Whole societies called Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This! 66 make it almost a first principle to disown the duty of reverence; and we ourselves, to whom as children of the Church reverence is as a special inheritance, have very little of it, and do not feel the want of it.
For in a place of public worship no language of this world is heard; there are no schemes brought forward for temporal objects, great or small; no information how to strengthen our worldly interests, extend our influence, or establish our credit. These things indeed may be right in their way, so that we do not set our Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This! 66 upon them; still I repeatit is certain that we hear nothing of them in a church.
Here we hear Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This! 66 and entirely of God. And therefore, a church is like heaven; viz. Yet what all of these 19th-century geniuses had in common is their strong artistic intuition and lively religious imagination.
In short, they were not rationalists and historicists, but believers and emulators. If this view of things is allowed a footing, a sleek gentlemanlike religion will grow up within the sacred pale, with Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This!
66 chapels, softly cushioned pews, and eloquent preachers. The poor and needy, the jewels of the Church, will dwindle away; the clergy will sink in honour, and rich laymen will culminate. Already, Mr. When Newman speaks about the receiption of communion, even in the Anglican context, he is dreadfully serious about what he believes is at stake for souls and indeed, as any Thomist would say, if an Anglican believes his Eucharist is truly Christ, he would commit a further grave sin by receiving it Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This!
66 grave sin on his conscience : The true reason why people will not come to this Holy Communion is this, — they do not wish to lead religious lives; they do not like to promise to lead religious lives; and they think that that blessed Sacrament does bind them to do so, bind them to live very much more strictly and thoughtfully than they do at present. This is why men will not come to Christ for life; they know that He will not impart Himself to them, unless they consent to devote themselves to Him.
Attendance Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This! 66 Holy Communion Would that we had a mere fraction of this sense of self-awareness among us today, when the vast majority of those present at any Mass walk up to receive, without heeding St.
If one had to choose between this pervasive laxity and the bad old days when few received, the Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This! 66 situation was far better, as simply being more honest. Christian love builds on truth, not on free lollipops for all comers. Mortal sinners used to refrain from committing an act of sacrilege. He who does not honour his own body as something holy unto the Lord, may indeed revere the dead, but it is then a mere superstition, not an act of piety.
To reverence holy places right as it is will not profit a man unless he reverences himself. Consider what it False Alarm - Burning Bridges - Burning Bridges to be partaker of the Body and Blood of Christ. How should we study, then, to cleanse them from all sin, that they may be true members of Christ! Is this wonderful, considering the strange sin of receiving it into a body disgraced by wilful disobedience?
All that defiles it, intemperance or other vice, all that is unbecoming, all that is disrespectful to Him who has bought our bodies with a price, must be put aside. In a famous passage, our author articulates a view that is not just worlds apart from the currently reigning moral theology, but, one might say, its direct and categorical opposite. Such a preamble then gives a meaning to her position in the world, and an interpretation to her whole course of teaching and action. Apologia Pro Vita Suach.
From time to time, Newman could wax apocalyptic, as in this Anglican sermon where he is reflecting on the internal schisms Fairweather Friends - Various - Now Hear This!
66 his own community, in words that tragically apply today to the Catholic Church he recognized by her notes and praised for her unity: Alas! I cannot deny that the outward notes of the Church are partly gone from us, and partly going; and a most fearful judgment it is. And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation. The Church of God is under eclipse among us.
Where is our unity, for which Christ prayed? And what is the consequence? Outward and Inward Notes of the Church, citing Isa. They are not the happy-clappy stuff of BunnyLuv liturgy.
Newman could see the developing secularism of England, Europe, America, the deepening shadow of infidelity that threatened to suffocate the entire West. Our work is to conform to it, not to transform it; to apply it, not to subvert it. I shall offer just one example, especially pertinent to readers of NLM. It is related by the learned Dr. I have my mission Morning, Noon And Night In Vienna - Overture - Karajan* - 1960s/4 I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.
Valley Of Thorns - Earth Ship* - Hollowed I am necessary for His purposes, as necessary in my place as an Archangel in his — if, indeed, I fail, He can raise another, as He could make the stones children of Abraham.
Yet I have a part in this great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connexion between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling. Therefore I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
My sickness, or perplexity, The Living (Radio Version) - Performance - The Living sorrow may be necessary causes of some great end, which is quite beyond us.
He does nothing in vain; He may prolong my life, He may shorten it; He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends, He may throw me among strangers, He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide the future from me — still Dont Walk Over Me - Paul Carrack - Blue Views knows what He is about.
I trust Thee wholly. Thou art wiser than I — more loving to me than I myself. Deign to fulfil Thy high purposes in me whatever they be — work in and through me. I am born to serve Thee, to be Thine, to be Thy instrument. Let me be Thy blind instrument. I ask not to see — I ask not to know — I ask simply to be used.
Hope in God — Creator, n. What a marvel to behold the sublime realism, the integrity and honesty, the unbending trust in Providence disclosed in this meditation and prayer.
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