A Dutch Bishop
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A Dutch bishop called for greater devotion to the Holy Spirit and to angels.
"Our problem is not so much a visible adversary, but the invisible evil powers," said Auxiliary Bishop Evardus de Jong of roermond. " It was Pentecost that started the first evangelization, and we need a new Pentecost. We should, therefore, pray first of all fervently and constantly to the Holy Spirit ... this should be the first element of a worldwide strategy of teh new evangelization.
"Maybe the Holy Father will introduce the Benedictine prayers at the end of Mass (compare the Leonine prayers of Leo XIII), or a constant novena to ask Him to come, " bishop de Jong continues. "We should promote the prayer to the angels and archangels in the new evangelization."
he added: "Still sin has its influence on the openness to the gospel-message. Pornography, sexuality outside of marriage of man and woman, contraception, abortion, will close the heart. Who, indeed, can say yes to God, the giver of life in abundance, if he or she, consciously or unconsciously, says no to human life? this means that the Church should courageously promote the gospel of life, including the theology of the body, natural family planning, and at the same time announce teh very merciful God."
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(10-18-2012, 05:38 AM)Poche Wrote: A Dutch bishop called for greater devotion to the Holy Spirit and to angels.
"Our problem is not so much a visible adversary, but the invisible evil powers," said Auxiliary Bishop Evardus de Jong of roermond. " It was Pentecost that started the first evangelization, and we need a new Pentecost. We should, therefore, pray first of all fervently and constantly to the Holy Spirit ... this should be the first element of a worldwide strategy of teh new evangelization.
"Maybe the Holy Father will introduce the Benedictine prayers at the end of Mass (compare the Leonine prayers of Leo XIII), or a constant novena to ask Him to come, " bishop de Jong continues. "We should promote the prayer to the angels and archangels in the new evangelization."
he added: "Still sin has its influence on the openness to the gospel-message. Pornography, sexuality outside of marriage of man and woman, contraception, abortion, will close the heart. Who, indeed, can say yes to God, the giver of life in abundance, if he or she, consciously or unconsciously, says no to human life? this means that the Church should courageously promote the gospel of life, including the theology of the body, natural family planning, and at the same time announce teh very merciful God."
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This poor bishop is outdated. Didn't he notice that the "new Pentecost" began with the last council VATII according to the own words of John XXIII?
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No comment.

We all know this bishop in my country.

No wonder they sent him to that - what is it? - Synod about evangelisation?
Sigh... soooo interesting....  :sleep:
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benedictine prayers at the end of mass
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You guys are missing the significance of this.

Right now, there is a bishop. Who believes in the Devil. In the NETHERLANDS.

If this isn't progress, I don't know what is.
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