Monthly Archives: April 2012

“Have you been saved?” – Seven Lessons Every Catholic Should Know About Justification

Have You Been Saved? Deacon Mike Bickerstaff In Acts 4, St. Peter delivers a powerful sermon. He concludes by saying, “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race … Continue reading

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After Seven Years, the Secret of Pope Ratzinger

Benedict XVI will be remembered more for his homilies than for his encyclicals. And for his audacious, unconventional actions. Like in Madrid, in front of a million young people and right in the middle of a violent storm… by Sandro … Continue reading

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Beware of ‘secular Catholicism’

by Archbishop John C. Nienstedt I hope you had a joy-filled Easter! A priest friend of mine from Detroit gave a most thought-provoking and challenging homily to his parishioners on Easter Sunday. I found his description of a “secular Catholicism” … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. E.F. Third Sunday of Easter.

Jesus, the beautiful and noble shepherd By Father Thomas Rosica Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 29, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Acts 4:7-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 E.F:1 Peter 2: 11-19,  John 16: 16-22 In the Bible … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Tolerance

by Jason Chatraw Being a Christian in the age of “tolerance” can present quite a challenge. After all, it’s much easier to judge people and move on. What Christian wants to be convicted or confronted by attitudes that don’t exactly … Continue reading

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Bibles are ‘homophobic’, Scots police are told

From the Christian Institue Scottish police forces have been told not to accept a gift of free Bibles from the Gideons because the book “condemns homosexuality”. The Bibles have been offered to Scottish police forces featuring each force’s badge. But … Continue reading

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At 85, Pope Benedict is more inspiring than ever

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility By Francis Phillips The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo) Reading the very moving testimony of Pope Benedict XVI on his 85th … Continue reading

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Letter to Priests From Congregation for Clergy: Full Text.

We have accepted the invitation to ‘sanctify ourselves’ and to become ‘ministers of sanctification’ for our brothers” VATICAN CITY, APRIL 26, 2012 ( Leading up to the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of the Clergy, held on the … Continue reading

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Knowing Mary Through the Bible: Mary’s Holy Hour

Dr. Edward Sri “Madonna and Child” by Sassoferrato Making Room for Our Lady One crucial theme in John’s Gospel can shed much light on Mary’s unique role in salvation history. This theme is so foundational that it will help us … Continue reading

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Old sins in New Town

O Jesus, my Saviour and Redeemer, Son of the Living God, behold, we kneel before thee and offer thee our reparation: we would like to make amends for all the blasphemies uttered against thy holy Name, for all the injuries … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 26 April 2012 (VIS) – The Commission for the Catholic Church in China, established by Benedict XVI in 2007 to study questions of major importance regarding the life of the Catholic Church in that country, held its fifth … Continue reading

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Single by Vocation

Those who remain single are able serve their families, communities, and the Church in unique and varied ways. From Catholic World Report by Jim Graves “The unmarried man gives his mind to the Lord’s affairs and how he can please … Continue reading

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Men and Abortion

From Catholic Lane By Mark Pickup In 1971, my girlfriend became pregnant with our baby. I pressured her to have an abortion; eventually she succumbed to the pressure and had an abortion. For decades I regretted my role in that … Continue reading

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Prayer the breath of the soul. Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series on the Christian school of prayer today with a reflection on the importance of prayer and works of charity in the life of the Church. Speaking in Italian he said the Church has the “primary … Continue reading

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Communion in the Hand – Video explanation Part 1 & 2

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