Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Around The Blogosphere
First up in this edition of Around the Blogosphere is a new e-book from fellow Catholic blogger, Victor at Time For Reflections. Victor's latest e-book is Fr. Ignatius Teaches. If you have ever visited Victor's blog, you have surely read a post or two featuring the kind and wise priest, Fr. Ignatius. Victor is offering a free download of his e-book. Click the book's title above to find out more. Thank you for this generous offer, Victor.
Next, Mary at The Beautiful Gate has a series of posts that really are a must read. In The Kingdom of Darkness; Reality? Whose? Mine or Yours?; and The Kingdom of Light, Mary courageously writes about our need to heed the "wake up call" of the Holy Spirit. The second post is really a segue into the last. While they each stand on their own, you really should read all three (if you haven't already).
Finally, this link is from the Catholic News Agency. They report on Pope Benedict XVI's homily for Divine Mercy Sunday in which the Holy Father talks about Holy Mass is an encounter with the risen Jesus.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.