Monthly Archives: November 2012

Supply and Demand

Believe it or not, temptation obeys the laws of supply and demand. We pray: “Lead us not into temptation”, yet we love to be tempted. The forbidden fruit tastes sweetest. How contrary, how fallen. If temptation did not exist, then … Continue reading

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Silly EU-Censorship – European Commission advised National Bank of Slovakia to remove Christian cross and aureoles from Slovakian 2-Euro coin.

From Euractiv.com Slovakia, responding to requests from some fellow eurozone countries, has removed the halos from a €2 coin commemorating the 1,150th anniversary of the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Moravia. Slovakia, a eurozone member since 2009, will … Continue reading

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Steps towards a deeper prayer life

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Wednesday General Audience and Holy Father appeals for help in fight against HIV/AIDS

(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI issued an appeal on Wednesday in behalf of efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. The call came at the end of his weekly General Audience in Paul VI Hall, and looked forward to the UN-sponsored World Day … Continue reading

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The Vision at Knock: symbol of the Holy Eucharist and the Rosary

It was a grey and rainy evening on 21st August 1879, when Mrs Mary McLoughlin, 45, housekeeper to Archdeacon Kavanagh, locked up the small parish church of St. John Baptist at Knock, a little village in County Mayo, Ireland. To … Continue reading

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LATINA LINGUA: Apostolic Letter given motu proprio on the founding of a Pontifical Academy of the Latin language

(@CardRavasi/Twitter: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is President of the Pontifical Council for Culture)   On 12th. Nov. 2012, Pope Benedict XVI issued the Motu Proprio Latina Lingua, which establishes the new Pontifical Academy for Latin. The Academy is meant to promote the knowledge and study of … Continue reading

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The Jewish Understanding of Angels and Afterlife

First, a short summary found in the Baltimore Catechism on Angels (for more details and further explanation click here): 328 The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. The witness of … Continue reading

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Words of Blessed Pope John XXIII

Yesterday, the 25th. Nov., was the birthday of Pope John XXIII. It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake … Continue reading

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The making of new Cardinals

Here is a video of the new Cardinals receiving the ring and red hat from Pope Benedict. Please pray for these Princes of the Church: James Harvey (archpriest of St Paul’s Outside the Walls), Bechara al-Raï (Maronite patriarch of Antioch), … Continue reading

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POPE’S HOMILY AT SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING MASS

From Zenit.org: Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Solemnity of Christ the King

A Royal Truth Readings: Daniel 7:13-14 Psalm 93:1-2,5 Revelation 1:5-8 John 18:33-37  by Dr. Scott Hahn What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year? It’s the truth that in Jesus, God … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Responsibility of Laity

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Nativity story’s significance continues to unfold today, pope writes

From the Catholic Sun (Diocese Phoenix) VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Nativity story, like the whole story of Christ, is not merely an event in the past, but has unfolding significance for people today, with implications for such issues as … Continue reading

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TWO KINGS, TWO KINGDOMS (JOHN 18:28-40)

by Father John Bartunek From The Catholic Spiritual Direction “Jesus responded to the questions of the Roman governor affirming that he was King, but not of this world. He did not come to dominate peoples and territories, but to free … Continue reading

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The Rosary and the Holy Souls

The rosary is a very powerful prayer. In fact, St. Alphonsus Liguori stressed the best way to help the souls in Purgatory, after having Masses said for them, is to pray rosaries and join the Confraternity of the Rosary.  He … Continue reading

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