Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

The Holy Father and Mexico’s Spiritual Crisis

Pope Benedict XVI prepares for trip to a Mexico torn by violence on the street—and in the womb. Matthew Cullinan Hoffman writes from Mexico: A billboard is seen March 12 before a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Leon, Mexico. … Continue reading

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The Irish Apostolic Visitation: Full text.

  The Visitation to the Dioceses was carried out in the four Metropolitan Sees during the first few months of 2011. The four Visitators, accompanied by qualified and authorized persons and in coordination with the Archbishops of the Sees concerned, … Continue reading

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Reading From the treatise On Prayer by Tertullian, priest

The spiritual offering of prayer Prayer is the offering in spirit that has done away with the sacrifices of old. What good do I receive from the multiplicity of your sacrifices? asks God. I have had enough of burnt offerings … Continue reading

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Lenten reading from St John Vianney: on Temptations

CHAPTER 5: On Temptations We are all inclined to sin, my children; we are idle, greedy, sensual, given to the pleasures of the flesh. We want to know everything, to learn everything, to see everything; we must watch over our … Continue reading

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