Amidst the suffering in which we are all immersed, we constantly question what is “ours to do”. Fr. Keating’s words help us understand the transformative process which must take place within ourselves so as to “call forth” the Christ in every situation.
“We are all localized vibrations of the infinite goodness of God’s Presence. So love is our very nature…The effectiveness of social action depends upon the source from which it springs…The contemplative state, like the vocation of Mary, brings Christ into this world.” -Fr.Thomas Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart
Antioch’s Newsletter now has a new editor and a new name! Be sure not to miss the current issue of “The Voice” which can be found in the newsletter section of our website. Congratulations to Fr. Ron Catherson, our new editor, for a great beginning!
In this time of pandemic, when many are exhausted from caring for their loved ones, Blessed Charles de Foucauld reminds us that “No matter what is encountered, it is Jesus in every situation”. For those who are feeling a loss of identity and control in their lives, may meditating on the Prayer of Abandonment give you the peace and comfort of living in Christ.
“This is the most propitious time to experience the Christ Initiation. It presents us with the Opportunity to rise into a newness of life. … Let’s take some time out to experience the central event and experience the Holy Madonna and the Glorious Newborn Christ at Christmas-time!”
Herman Adrian Spuit, The Eternal Madonna, Jan. 15, 1984
We are about to begin the season of Advent, the time of expectancy and waiting. This year the season begins as we in the United States are finishing our Thanksgiving celebrations.
We may want to reflect on this and continue observing our blessings during Advent and then carry this practice into the new church year. We so often overlook the little things that can truly be wonderful blessings.
….. It is never too late. Ours is the gospel of the ultimate chance. We are living at a time when our towns are dark, when our lives are dark with something other than night. But the light at the end of the tunnel spells out the dream of Hope. It proclaims the story that it’s love that turns on the light inside us and our world.
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.To fulfill this promise, we are in the process of reviewing our site to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us provide a site that is accessible to all our site visitors.This website utilizes various technologies that are incorporated to make it more accessible.What Are We Presently Doing to Make our Website More Usable for People With Disabilities?
We utilize an interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the older fashioned method of providing all users with the same, lesser but accessible design or user interface. Some of the interface’s capabilities are Font handling, Color Handling and more
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level by resolving HTML issues:
Identify the Site’s Language in Header Code
Label All Images on the Website with Descriptions of the Image (Alt-Tags)
Fix Empty Links, so Website is Easier to Use
Remove Empty Headings
Remove Empty Form Labels
Fix Menu Broken ARIA
Fix Missing Form Labels
Handling NoScript Elements
Handling Autoplay Attributes
Additional capabilities are being researched and added as timing and budget allow
Interface to Adjust the Website’s UI
High Contrast Mode
Dark Contrast Mode
Font Size Adjustment
Big Mouse Cursor
Our efforts are ongoing as ADA standards and guidelines may change, or we may find additional compliance items that need to be edited on our website.Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, and/or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible.