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June 6 - THURSDAY HOMILY: You Are Not Far From the Kingdom of God
Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days
Gospel from St. Mark, Jesus encounters a sincere scribe. The
passage offers us an insight into the Kingdom of God and our own
role in spreading its influence: And when Jesus saw that he
answered with understanding, he said to him, "You are not far
from the Kingdom of God." And no one dared to ask him any more
questions." (Mk. 12:28-34)
The kind of all
consuming, single minded, all encompassing love for God offered
in the response of the Scribe is what Jesus affirmed.
It is also the key which opens the door to living now in the
Kingdom of God.
Jesus has inaugurated
the Kingdom. The Catholic Catechism explains
"To carry out the will of the Father
Christ inaugurated the kingdom of heaven on earth." Now the
Father's will is "to raise up men to share in his own divine
life". He does this by gathering men around his Son Jesus
Christ. This gathering is the Church, "on earth the seed and
beginning of that kingdom". (CCC #541)
We can spread the
kingdom by living in the heart of the Church for the sake of the
world. There, living in His Body,
we continue His redemptive mission and
advance the spread and influence of the Kingdom. Our membership
in the Church is a participation in the life of God; what the
Apostle Peter referred to as a "participation in the Divine
nature". (2 Peter 1:4)
It is thereby a participation
in the kingdom of which the Church is both a seed and sign.
In one of its numerous and rich expositions of the mystery of
the kingdom, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains: "It
was the Son's task to accomplish the Father's plan of salvation
in the fullness of time. Its accomplishment was the reason for
his being sent. "The Lord Jesus inaugurated his Church by
preaching the Good News, that is, the coming of the Reign of
God, promised over the ages in the scriptures."
To fulfill the Father's will, Christ ushered in the Kingdom of
heaven on earth. The Church "is the Reign of Christ already
present in mystery." (CCC #763)
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June 1 - The biometrics boom
Article: Technoloigy And Global Monetary System
What is biometrics? It is the science of
identifying individuals by their unique biological characteristics. The best
known and earliest example is fingerprints, used by ancient Babylonians as a
signature and by police since the turn of the 20th century to identify
But in the last decade there has been a boom in more advanced biometric
technology, allowing people to be identified, and
sometimes remotely tracked, by their voices, the irises of their eyes, the
geometry of their faces, and the way they walk. The FBI is currently
consolidating existing fingerprint records, mug shots, and other biometric data
on more than 100 million Americans into a single $1.2 billion database.
When it is completed, in 2014, police across the
country will theoretically be able to instantly check a suspect against that
vast and growing array of data. Law-enforcement officials are enthusiastic about
this growing power, while civil libertarians are aghast. "A society in which
everyone's actions are tracked is not, in principle, free," said
William Abernathy and Lee Tien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "It may be
a livable society, but would not be our society."
Every person has unique patterns within the colored part of his or her eye.
A device scans
your iris and compares it with photos of irises on record, identifying people
with accuracy rates of 90 to 99 percent, depending on the conditions and system
used. Iris scanners are now widely used on military bases, in federal agencies,
and at border crossings and airports. An improved version can remotely assess up
to 50 people per minute, making it possible to scan crowds for known criminals
or terrorists whose iris patterns are on file.
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