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Isolation kills. We need to be connected. To be reconnected by the Divine touch.
2/9/2012 5:46:24 AM
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Brian Bricker
I think that this homily was okay as far as it went, but I feel that you missed a wonderful opportunity to name the modern day lepers in our Church, gays, the divorced and remarried, women etc. I have always thought it very sad that it is easier to get into Jesus' circle than into the Church.
2/10/2012 8:42:52 AM
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Cecily Kumor
Really Brian? I'm a converted and proud catholic woman who has never felt like a leper in my Holy Catholic Church. Those who were in Jesus' circle were repentent, meek and humble. Twelve who were placed above the rest to teach and lay the foundation of His church. The foundation of which the gates of hell will not prevail over. Your modernist ideas of "I'm ok, your ok" will not fly when we come before our God. Thank Him who came to give us this awesome place called church to guide us as we walk these pit filled paths we take in life.
I will refer to paragraph 39 of the 1990 instruction "Donum Veritatis" on the ecclesial vocation of the theologian, signed by then cardinal Ratzinger as prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith:

> Donum veritatis

This entire paragraph 39 of this instruction concerns the foundation of the truths of faith, which cannot be determined by "democratic" voting or what seem to be the prevailing truths(?) being murmured by the blinded:

"39. The Church, which has her origin in the unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is a mystery of communion. In accordance with the will of her founder, she is organized around a hierarchy established for the service of the Gospel and the People of God who live by it. After the pattern of the members of the first community, all the baptized with their own proper charisms are to strive with sincere hearts for a harmonious unity in doctrine, life, and worship (cf. Acts 2:42). This is a rule which flows from the very being of the Church. For this reason, standards of conduct, appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy, cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church. Even less can relationships within the Church be inspired by the mentality of the world around it (ct. Rom 12:2). Polling public opinion to determine the proper thing to think or do, opposing the Magisterium by exerting the pressure of public opinion, making the excuse of a 'consensus' among theologians, maintaining that the theologian is the prophetical spokesman of a 'base' or autonomous community which would be the source of all truth, all this indicates a grave loss of the sense of truth and of the sense of the Church."
2/10/2012 2:10:32 PM
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RE: Brian
Have you heard or read about the Saint, Dorothy Day, who was divorced, had an abortion, raised a child alone? I think her veneration was posted in 1980 or so. God Speed!
2/10/2012 2:10:49 PM
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Avila Power
Very excited . Fr Barron going to Brisbane next month and I will be going down from Hervey Bay to hear him. "Catholicism" loved by the Parishioners. We are up to No 5 next week. Avila Power
2/11/2012 1:03:53 AM
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Anthony Krason
Thank you for opening my eyes to this Gospel.Everyone can embrace the compassion that Jesus felt for the leper but past homolies have left the impression that Jesus had no fear to touch the leper as we would,but love,healing,and power flowed from Jesus.Leprosy nor death could touch the Lord til he willingly gave up his life,no power could take it.The shock effect of the leper fearlessly approaching Jesus and the more shocking touch would have shaken up the culture and staus quo of the times,just what Jesus intended.
2/11/2012 9:22:58 AM
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Fr. Alphonse Gollapalli
The Living God creates and recreates. The healing of the leper by the Son of God is a re-creation of human life. God wants us His children to take part in the Creative work of God of Re-Creation of Human life by being compassionate to the lepers of modern day. During the work of creation "Touching the person" matters to God. Thank you Father Barron for your inspiring homily.
2/11/2012 12:51:30 PM
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Juan Jaramillo
Thank you, Fr Barron, for a weekly solid homily. That is one of your acts of mercy where you also "touch" a lot people, though the wonders of the Internet. I only hope more and more Priests listen as well, so they learn from you as well about how to preach more effectively. God Bless !!!
2/12/2012 7:09:25 AM
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steve ham
Thank you for that succinct statement of Truth and refutation of yet another complaint that the Church does not bend to all the wants and desires of the modern "society".
2/12/2012 7:25:20 AM
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Thank you Father Barron. You continue to inspire me each and every day. Standing for what is right, even if it's in the minority (especially these days) is something that should be celebrated.
2/12/2012 8:24:22 AM
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Thank you for this insightful sermon, Fr. Barron. Thank you for unapologetically reminding us of the loving universal invitation Jesus extends to all, that we may enter into communion in Him, in the Church, in all our uniqueness and all our brokenness. What has brought me back to the Church and what has kept me there is this loving invitation into universal connection in Jesus--in God. During times of division and conflict, in society and in the Church, may we recall that Jesus calls all of us to be sisters and brothers in Him.
2/13/2012 9:43:16 PM
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