Holy Madness – Round of 32 – Day 4

Here are the match ups for Day 4 of our Holy (March Madness). These are the last match ups for week 1! Next week we will finish the first round and also find out who make its to the sweet 16

6 – Pamela Cooper-White – from the book The Cry of Tamar
We are called by baptism to be reconcilers, that is, restorers of the concilium – the whole community of God, called and blessed as God’s children equally precious in God’s sight. We are called to make the connections between violence against women and all forms of violence – racism, heterosexism, classism and all forms of oppression, all of which serve to maintain structures of power and privilege at the expense of the majority of the planet’s people and creatures.


3 – Jurgen Moltmann – from the book The Crucified God
When God becomes man in Jesus of Nazareth, he not only enters into the finitude of man, but in his death on the cross also enters into the situation of man’s godforsakenness. In Jesus he does not die the natural death of a finite being, but the violent death of the criminal on the cross, the death of complete abandonment by God. The suffering in the passion of Jesus is abandonment, rejection by God, his Father. God does not become a religion, so that man participates in him by corresponding religious thoughts and feelings. God does not become a law, so that man participates in him through obedience to a law. God does not become an ideal, so that man achieves community with him through constant striving. He humbles himself and takes upon himself the eternal death of the godless and the godforsaken, so that all the godless and the godforsaken can experience communion with him


6 – Pope Francis
It hurts me when I see a priest or nun with the latest-model car. You can’t do this. A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but, please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world.


3 – William Wilberforce
Is it not the great end of religion, and, in particular, the glory of Christianity, to extinguish the malignant passions; to curb the violence, to control the appetites, and to smooth the asperities of man; to make us compassionate and kind, and forgiving one to another; to make us good husbands, good fathers, good friends; and to render us active and useful in the discharge of the relative social and civil duties?

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