(parentesis religioso)

[…] No te dejes vencer por el mal,
                                                              por el contrario,
                                                                                             vence al mal
                                                                                                                       haciendo el bien. […]

Romanos 12.14

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My Priest! ….

Beach photos land priest Alberto Cutié in hot water with churc

padre cutie

Popular Miami priest Alberto Cutié is scheduled to meet with Archbishop John Favalora to discuss photos that appear of the handsome priest in a Spanish-language television magazine, in which he supposedly is on the beach with a woman.

Cutié now faces possible removal from performing church functions at his parish, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Miami Beach. Church leaders believe he violated his vow of chastity.

A source at the diocese, who asked to remain unnamed until a press release is issued, said the archbishop has called for a meeting with Cutié, who hosts a popular radio show on Radio Paz and writes an advice column in El Nuevo Herald.

Favalora issued a statement saying: “I am deeply saddened by the news surrounding Father Alberto Cutié. I apologize on behalf of the church in Miami to the parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Parish, where he serves as administrator, to the listeners and supporters of Radio Paz and Radio Peace, and to the entire Archdiocese. “Father Cutié made a promise of celibacy and all priests are expected to fulfill that promise with the help of God.

“Father Cutié’s actions cannot be condoned despite the good works he has done as a priest. I ask for everyone’s prayers at this time. Scandals such as this offer an occasion for the church on all levels to examine our consciences regarding the integrity of our commitments to the Lord and to his church.”

Isabel Bucaram-Montana, communications director for Spanish Broadcasting System’s Mega TV, said that about a month and a half ago a paparazzi came to the station with a video of Cutié and tried to sell it for six figures.

She said Mauricio Gerson, vice president of programming, viewed the tape and it indeed showed Cutié on the beach with the woman, but the station decided against paying for it.

”They wanted six figures, and we were not going to pay,” Bucaram-Montana said. `We did not feel two or three days worth of ratings were worth it.”

She said the sellers told the station that they had been shopping the video to other local stations.

I dropped a book…

…and here’s what I saw in its wide open, vulnerable, surrended pages:

 

A beggar has been sitting by the side of a road for over 30 years, a stranger walks by “Can you spare any change?” mumbles the beggar. “I’ve nothing to give you” said the stranger, then he asked “What is that you are sitting on?” “Nothing”, replied the beggar “just an old box. I’ve been sitting on it for as long as I can remember” “Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger. “No”, said the beggar. “What’s the point? there’s nothing in there” “have a look inside”, insisted the beggar. He managed to remove the lid: with astonishment and disbelief, he saw that the box was filled with gold.

I am that stranger who has nothing to give you, and who is telling you to look inside.

“But I’m not a beggar”, I can hear you say.

Those who look outside for pleasure and fulfillment, for validation, security or love while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things, but it’s infinetely greater than anything the world can offer, are beggars.

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From

The Power of NOW

Author

Eckhart Tolle

(parentesis religioso)

[…]

                 Queridos míos,
                      
no se extrañen de la violencia
                                    que se ha desatado contra ustedes
                                                           para ponerlos a prueba,
                                                               como si fuera algo extraordinario.

[…]

Pedro 4.7

(parentesis religioso)

[…]

            la fe es la garantia
                       
de los bienes que se esperan,
                                         la plena certeza de las realidades
                                                       que no se ven.

                                                                                                                           […]

El Nuevo Testamento
Hebreos 11.11