But Ankara’s objective went beyond fighting extremists. Turkey is also aiming to contain the expansion by Syria’s Kurds, who have used the fight against IS and the chaos of Syria’s civil war to seize nearly the entire stretch of territory along Syria’s northern border with Turkey. their websiteAbove all, Ankara seeks to avoid Kurdish forces linking up their strongholds along the border. The U.S. has backed its NATO ally, sending a stern warning to the Syrian Kurds with whom it has partnered in the fight against IS to stay east of the Euphrates River. The river crosses from Turkey into Syria at Jarablus. — 2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in DURANT, Miss. (AP) Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in and vehicle theft, officials said Thursday. Authorities would not say if they have a suspect but disclosed that they’d recovered a car missing from the home and were towing it to a crime lab for analysis.
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Nor.s there any trace of an exception in the Fathers of the Church : they insist on the general application of the evangelical counsels, and on the importance of following them without delay; and on the other hand, they declare that the choice is free, without danger of incurring the loss of God’s favour. A religious priest is a member of a religious community who has received the Sacrament of Orders. Catholic interpreters, however, basing their conclusion on the Fathers of the Church, are at one in saying that God bestows this gift either on all that pray for it as they should, or at any rate on the generality of those who dispose themselves to receive it see Beelen, Kanbenbauer, on this passage. We agree with Liguori when he declares that whoever, being free from impediment and actuated by a right intention, is received by the superior is called to the religious life . Moreover, in this life a person often enters into indissoluble bonds which God desires to see respected after the fact. Visit our page for prayers and readings that the USC CB offers to assist you in the discernment process. xv P.L., LXXVII, 603; St. When we give time and attention to knowing God and knowing ourselves, light will shine on our next step. There is no paved main road to take us where were supposed to be no path set in stone carved with our name. Thus, when they teach with the authority of the Church then Christ teaches; when they absolve sins in the sacrament of Penance then Christ forgives; when they offer the Sacrifice of the Mass then Christ offers that Sacrifice; when they love, support and care for God’s people then Christ is present with his people.
Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lexington, Miss., shows a smartphone photograph taken last December 2015, of Sisters Paula Merrill, left, and Margaret Held. Rogelio V. Solis / AP The women, both nurse practitioners, were found Thursday morning when they didn’t report to work at a nearby clinic, where they provided flu shots, insulin and other medical care for children and adults who couldn’t afford it. “They were two of the sweetest, most gentle women you can imagine. Their vocation was helping the poor,” said Plata, who oversees a 35-member Catholic church the sisters attended. Maureen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, said there were signs of a break-in at the home. advertisement Authorities didn’t release a motive and it wasn’t clear if the nuns’ religious work had anything to do with the slayings. “I have an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach,” said Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee, who is Catholic. Police Chief John Haynes said officers are canvassing the area and trying to look at video from surveillance cameras in town to see if they spot anything unusual. Merrill, 68, had worked in Mississippi for more than 30 years, according to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky. She was from Massachusetts and joined the order in 1979.
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