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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“In my capacity as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, I continue to remind all that the celebration toward the East (versus orientem) is authorized by the rubrics of the missal, which specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people. A particular authorization is, therefore, not needed to celebrate Mass facing the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016

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Security or Jesus?
published 28 July 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

I was running through fantasies about secure futures for myself in my older, old age with a priest-friend. After awhile it just became apparent that the problem wasn’t which one would be better but that the desperate search for security in the future is a symptom of lack of trust in God. Not, of course, that we shouldn’t plan and look into things, but the enterprise of dangling 5 possible options with A-Z on each one has to be foolish if not also an offense to God.

I heard the Holy Spirit ask me: “So if you had a choice between security or Jesus, what would you pick?” Of course, Jesus. The priest remarked: “there is a simpler word for this: faith!”

Later, in Confession, another priest gave me Ven. Charles de Foucauld’s Prayer of Abandonment which includes these wonderful lines: “Father…do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you.”

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