Faith is a Gift From God We Should Not Take for Granted, by Peter Kwasniewski

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: His Word Was with Authority and Power 
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Dominican Sister prays before a Crucifix in the St Cecilia Motherhouse in Nashville, TN.Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. (Creative Commons)

‘Faith cometh by hearing,” says St. Paul, ‘and hearing by the preaching of Christ.’

By Peter Kwasniewski, LifeSiteNews, Sept. 1, 2020

Peter Kwasniewski, Thomistic theologian, liturgical scholar, and choral composer, is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in California (B.A. Liberal Arts) and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy). …

Peter KwasniewskiSeptember 1, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — At the start of September, the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church offers us an interesting conundrum. From 1955 to 1970, September 3 was the feastday of St. Pius X, while March 12 remained the feastday of St. Gregory the Great (being the actual day on which he died, and still celebrated as such in the Tridentine calendar and among Eastern Christians). However, in 1969, the committee that revised the liturgical calendar moved St. Gregory to September 3, the date of his episcopal consecration, and moved Pius X to August 21, the day after this pope died. So however one looks at it, these two popes are mysteriously connected to one another. And it is indeed fitting that they be so associated, for Gregory established the final form of the Roman Canon, the central prayer of the Latin Mass, while Pius reestablished the primacy of the chant called Gregorian, the central music of the Roman rite.

Both of these popes were men who lived heroically by the theological virtue of faith; both were great preachers and proclaimers of the Catholic Faith.  …