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Acknowledging Christ Minute Meditations
Eye contact is more than a polite gesture - it is a simple yet meaningful acknowledgement of Christ in the other.
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Monday, February 1, 2016
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Irenaeus: The Church is fortunate that Irenaeus was involved in many of its controversies in the second century. He was a student, well trained, no doubt, with great patience in investigating, tremendously protective of apostolic teaching, but prompted more by a desire to win over his opponents than to prove them in error. 
<p>As bishop of Lyons he was especially concerned with the Gnostics, who took their name from the Greek word for “knowledge.” Claiming access to secret knowledge imparted by Jesus to only a few disciples, their teaching was attracting and confusing many Christians. After thoroughly investigating the various Gnostic sects and their “secret,” Irenaeus showed to what logical conclusions their tenets led. These he contrasted with the teaching of the apostles and the text of Holy Scripture, giving us, in five books, a system of theology of great importance to subsequent times. Moreover, his work, widely used and translated into Latin and Armenian, gradually ended the influence of the Gnostics. </p><p>The circumstances and details about his death, like those of his birth and early life in Asia Minor, are not at all clear.</p> American Catholic Blog Remember this: the Lord wants us to be at peace, and the closer we are to Him, the more peaceful we feel. Peace is a good indicator that our actions are pleasing to Him. On the other hand, a persistent lack of peace typically indicates that the Lord is trying to get your attention. Give Him that attention, and He will show you what's up!

 
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CATHOLIC GREETINGS
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End this month as you began the year. Share peaceful thoughts with friends and family.

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Remember the commitment that religious priests, brothers and sisters make every day of every year.

Sacrament of Confirmation
Through confirmation we are anointed with the same Spirit and the same power as Jesus.

Sympathy
Let a Catholic Greetings e-card help you remind others that for Christians death is a transition, not an ending.




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