Daily Archives: March 1, 2012

Newsflash: DC priest denies Communion to lesbian; archdiocese apologizes

Now it is really confusing: we Catholics are told that we should confess our sin before we go to communion. But now the Diocese Washington apologized that one of its priests denied communion to a lesbian who is living in … Continue reading

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St John Vianney – Catechism on the Prerogatives of the Pure Soul

CHAPTER 6: Catechism on the Prerogatives of the Pure Soul Nothing is so beautiful as a pure soul. If we understood this, we could not lose our purity. The pure soul is disengaged from matter, from earthly things, and from … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on the Real Presence

CHAPTER 11: Catechism on the Real Presence Our Lord is hidden there, waiting for us to come and visit Him, and make our request to Him. See how good He is! He accommodates Himself to our weakness. In Heaven, where … Continue reading

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Lenten reading from St John Vianney: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

CHAPTER 10: Catechism on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass All good works together are not of equal value with the sacrifice of the Mass, because they are the works of men, and the holy Mass is the work of … Continue reading

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The Origins of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness. Juan de Flandes. Have you ever wondered why we bother to practice prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent? “For all that is in the world is the concupiscence of the flesh and the concupiscence … Continue reading

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