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November 11, 2019

From Today's Readings:

Alleluia PHIL 2:15D, 16A

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Shine like lights in the world,
as you hold on to the word of life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Gospel for today shares how we are not to cause anyone to sin. And when others do sin, and repent, to forgive them.

This is a way to strive towards virtue.

The word saint literally means “holy,” and, broadly speaking, are all of us who follow Jesus Christ and live our lives according to His teaching.

Catholics, however, also use the term narrowly to refer to especially holy men and women who, through extraordinary lives of virtue, have already entered Heaven.

One of the best ways to pursue holiness is to follow the saints of the Church, who many were born with shortcomings and transformed them into virtues or goodness.

In other words, some have said that saints are sinners who did not give up trying, which, for us, might make them easier to relate to. This relates to the instructions of forgiveness in the Gospel and that their "shortcomings" were not transformed through their efforts alone.

This is where CMCSVirtues comes from, to hold onto the saints as we strive to live a life of virtue.

Make it a great week!

The CMCS-Team

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Frank's Photo of the Week
Photo: ' God in the World' by Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved.

Having faith sometimes is like looking into the clouds and seeing nothing, and yet other times like seeing colors in the sky.

There are circumstances where we have lack of faith, and other times where our faith has saved us.

The important thing, I think, is to learn from each what either didn't work or what did. So that we can do better tomorrow.

Our purpose on earth, to those of us who believe, is to bring hope to the poor in spirit, and thus foster our own poverty through living out our faith .... and get each other to Heaven. 

Thanks for Reading.

Make it a great week. See you in your inbox again next Monday.

Frank J Casella,
CMCS Executive Director

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CMCS is a Catholic Apostolate of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Executive Director, Frank J Casella

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