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In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism. Whether it is or is not more efficacious I do not know.
The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
Augustine of Hippo
God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.
Voting is a civic sacrament.
Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament. What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it.
Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament... the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy.
Voting is a civic sacrament - the highest responsibility we have as Americans.
Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually... even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit.
I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.
The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament.
If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.
I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.
No more doth it hurt to say that the body and blood are not in the sacrament.
Funny you mention my dinner parties when I have just suggested that inviting close friends over to share a meal with candlelight and wine at your table could be a form of religious experience for some people. To me it's a form of sacrament.
And there is a difference between the essence of a Sacrament and its use.
Christ made the bread the sacrament of his body only: wherefore as the bread is no similitude of his blood, so am I not bound or ought to affirm, that his blood is there present.
The inviolability of the seal of confession is so fundamental to the very nature of the sacrament that any proposal which undermines that inviolability is a challenge to the rights of every Catholic to freedom of religion and conscience.
Baptism is not only a sacrament of our union with Christ; it is also a sacrament of our communion as the body of Christ.
I enjoy ritual and ceremony. What I don't like is when it's badly done or sloppily done. This is actually a theological issue - the forms we adopt, the actions we take, the way we do things, are, as it were, a sacrament.
As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.
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