Papal Zingers: Liberal and Traditionalist Errors

Papal Zingers: Liberal and Traditionalist Errors

The Synod on the Family has created a confused media storm.  The workings of the Church are impenetrable to secular analysis.  To clear up a few abused papal stereotypes, consider Pope Francis’ closing remarks. He really hit the nail on the head.

The Traditionalist Temptation: “a temptation to hostile inflexibility, that is, wanting to close oneself within the written word, (the letter) and not allowing oneself to be surprised by God, by the God of surprises, (the spirit); within the law, within the certitude of what we know and not of what we still need to learn and to achieve. From the time of Christ, it is the temptation of the zealous, of the scrupulous, of the solicitous and of the so-called – today – “traditionalists” and also of the intellectuals.”

The Liberal Temptation: “The temptation to a destructive tendency to goodness [it. buonismo], that in the name of a deceptive mercy binds the wounds without first curing them and treating them; that treats the symptoms and not the causes and the roots. It is the temptation of the “do-gooders,” of the fearful, and also of the so-called “progressives and liberals.”

Book Club Calendar 2014 3.0!

Please feel free to join either of our book clubs.  Dinner is always provided, and book club dinner starts at 6:30pm.  Please email asimplehouse@gmail.com or any volunteer to get the address where the next book club is meeting. The Simple House Book Club meets in Washington, DC on the second Monday of the month.
The Simple House Book Club in KC has had a schedule change and it will meet on the first Monday of the month.   Due to the schedule change, November will be a short month for the KC book club.  The club will be ready Pope Francis’ encyclical, Lumen Fidei.

Simple House Podcast on Itunes!

Simple House content is being repackaged for car rides and other audio situations. You can find the audio podcasts on itunes. You can find the podcast by searching “A Simple House” in the podcast section of your itunes program. You can also download the podcasts app onto your phone or tablet. Please enjoy these talks as you drive, work, or workout!

Are you Herod?! Fr. Adam

Fr. Adam continues a discussion on managing thoughts. He reviews Dr. Zhivago and asks the serious question, “Are you Herod?”

This video is from the Simple House Winter retreat at Conception Abbey 2014.

 

Pope Francis Center Ribbon Cutting!

A few months ago, we made a decision to merge our food pantry with the Assumption food pantry.  Assumption wanted to make their food pantry a more spiritual endeavor, and they wanted Ryan’s help.  So they renovated a building and launched the Pope Francis Center!  Ryan Hehman will be the new director of the center!

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Cardinal Wuerl and Fr. Ivaney are cutting the ribbon. Special thanks to Fr. Ivaney for making this happen! For those of you who are worried, Ryan will still be the house director of Simple House DC.

New Missionaries for 2014!

There is an excellent bunch of new missionaries this year.  Three of the new missionaries will be in Kansas City, and two of them will be going to DC.  Here are a few photos from training!  Here is a picture of the new volunteers and a few old ones…

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Chesapeake Bay Day

During Training we took a fun day to the Chesapeake Bay! Our crab boat’s engine broke, and we had to row it back to shore.  We only caught one crab, and one of our friends fell off the boat dock.  Luckily, Maryland special agents were having a training session nearby, and she was saved by 10 handsome guys wearing swat gear.

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Managing the Mind by Fr. Adam

Book Club Calendar 2.0!

Please feel free to join either of our book clubs.  The Simple House Book Club meets in Washington, DC on the second Monday of the month.  The Simple House Book Club meets in Kansas City, MO on the second Tuesday of the month.  Dinner is always provided, and book club dinner starts at 6:30pm.  Please email asimplehouse@gmail.com or any volunteer to get the address where the next book club is meeting.

Flannery O’Connor Moments

Can we all agree that Flannery O’Connor is the most strange yet real Catholic author?  This video that relates Flannery O’Connor to a real life story.