Digital Desert

Great tips for limiting Internet and screen time. This Lent I need to work on relationship with God and others.

Musings in Catholic Land

We are into the third week of Lent and it’s time to evaluate our Lenten observances. It’s not uncommon to have failed after having resolutely and faithfully followed our Lenten practices for the first few days. So what should I do?

Easy – make an examination of conscience and start over. The first step is to ask yourself why you aren’t able to stick to the plan. What are the obstacles that are keeping you from prayerfully keeping the season of Lent. Second, spend time in prayer and offer these obstacles to the Lord and ask for His assistance. Third, fast from food for a day to mark the beginning of your renewal and to orient yourself in the right direction. Fourth, it is sometimes recommended to have maybe a page with the days of Lent printed out, so that you can tick off at the end…

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Is new Vatican document on neo-Pelagianism at odds with Pope’s preferred pejorative?

From LifeSiteNews:

ROME, March 1, 2018

In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis refers to the “self-absorbed promethean neo-Pelagianism of those who ultimately trust only in their own powers and feel superior to others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently faithful to a particular Catholic style from the past.”

He added that “a supposed soundness of doctrine or discipline leads instead to a narcissistic and authoritarian elitism, whereby instead of evangelizing, one analyzes and classifies others, and instead of opening the door to grace, one exhausts his or her energies in inspecting and verifying.”

Such people, he said in the apostolic exhortation, are not really “concerned about Jesus Christ or others.”

Many have taken the Pope’s comments on neo-Pelagianism to refer to those whom he has said “rigidly” adhere to doctrine and tradition, particularly in light of other similar comments he has made in the course of his pontificate.

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