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My Imitation of Christ: Book 3 Chapter 4 - Exteriour Things

 + JMJ   CHAPTER XLIV OF NOT TROUBLING OURSELVES ABOUT OUTWARD THINGS "My Son, in many things it behoveth thee to be ignorant, and to esteem thyself as one dead upon the earth, and as one to whom the whole world is crucified. Many things also thou must pass by with deaf ear, and must rather think upon those things which belong unto thy peace. It is more profitable to turn away thine eyes from those things that displease, and to leave each man to his own opinion, than to give thyself to discourses of strife. If thou stand well with God and hast His judgment in thy mind, thou wilt verily easily bear to be as one conquered." 2. O Lord, to what have we come? Behold a temporal loss is mourned over; for a trifling gain we labour and hurry; and spiritual loss passeth away into forgetfulness, and we rarely recover it. That which profiteth little or nothing is looked after, and that which is altogether necessary is negligently passed by; because the whole man sl
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Rorate-Caeli: Ten Points in Favour of Communion on the Tongue

 + JMJ  I sometimes wonder if the prelates of the Catholic Church who promote communion on the hand and resist communion on the tongue (or worse) kneeling really believe in the real presence and all it entails. This article from Rorate is a worthy read for the novice Traditional Catholics, but also for the veterans. P^3   Courtesy of Rorate-Caeli      Ten Points in Favor of Communion on the Tongue—and the Sordid History of Communion in the Hand Rorate is pleased to publish this comprehensive study of a most urgent question that has everything to do with authentic (as opposed to glitzy or bureaucratic) Eucharistic revival . The author shows, among other key points, that the conditions established by Rome for the granting or retention of an indult for communion in the hand were never and are not now met in the USA, which means this practice's introduction was  duplicitous and its continuation illicit .—PAK     Ten Points in Favor of Communion on the Tongue—and the Sordid