Monthly Archives: April 2013

We do not want you to be like whose who have no hope – A Reflection on Modern Christian Attitudes Toward Dying

By: Msgr. Charles Pope At a recent meeting wherein an elderly relative was preparing advanced medical directives, a friend of the family, a secular Jew, expressed the discomfort the speaking about dying brings something to most people.  I happened to mention … Continue reading

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Future of Catholic weddings in Britain in doubt, MPs and Peers told

From: THE future of Roman Catholic weddings in England and Wales is now in doubt because of David Cameron’s gay marriage bill, the church’s chief legal adviser on the issue has disclosed.  (Photo: Alamy) By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor Prof Christopher … Continue reading

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‘True Devotion to Mary’ through the teachings of St. Louis de Montfort

 Today is the feast day of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31st January, 1673 – 28th April, 1716). In order to become a more true and faithful devotee of Mary, Fr. John Hardon S.J. takes a closer look at the Marian … Continue reading

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Homily of Pope Francis celebrating Confirmation Mass this morning (Full Text)

(Vatican Radio) Below is an English language translation of the Pope’s Homily at Holy Mass in St Peter’s Square with the Rite of Confirmation. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Confirmands, I would like to offer three short and simple thoughts … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter

The New Jerusalem, Coming Down Out of Heaven From God by Fr. Thomas Rosica  5th Sunday of Easter, Year C – April 28, 2013 The readings are Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a, 34-35 In light of today’s second reading from the … Continue reading

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Pray for the Christians in Syria

Pray for the Christians in Syria From ACN: Dear Reader, The situation in Syria is very grave. We ask your prayers so that the country does not fall into the hands of extremists. We ask for your prayers for the safe … Continue reading

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Our God Sits High, Yet Looks Low. A meditation on the fact that our presence on this planet is virtually invisible from Low Earth Orbit

By: Msgr. Charles Pope There is a rather humorous aspect of the story of the Tower of Babel in the Book of Genesis. You likely know the basic story which begins with the men of that early time saying,Come, let us … Continue reading

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Catholics in the United States Can Kneel Now!

from:  by Jeff Ostrowski ID EVERYBODY EXCEPT ME ALREADY KNOW THIS?  It seems that Catholics in the United States are now completely free to kneel for the reception of Holy Communion. Any restrictions that existed before 2011 seem to have been removed, according to the United States … Continue reading

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The former Pope’s master of ceremonies opens to the recognition of gay couples

From: Archbishop Piero Marini  Former papal master of ceremonies (Archbishop Piero Marini, NOT to be confuses with current MC Monsignor Guido Marini) made a bold statement in the press. “It is necessary to recognize the union of persons of the same … Continue reading

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The courage to do great things, the humility to appreciate little things

The Holy Father: The courage to do great things, the humility to appreciate little things (Vatican Radio) In his homily for Mass Thursday morning at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis focused on how Christians should proclaim the Good News … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience(full text): Holy Father urges Christians to be generous with their God-given talents

Dear brothers and sisters, Good morning! In the Creed we profess that Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” Human history begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness … Continue reading

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Scottish Catholic midwives win appeal over conscientious right not to participate in abortions

BY DEACON NICK DONNELLY, Mary Doogan  and Concepta Wood, Scottish Catholic midwives, with the support of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child [SPUC], have won their appeal against a ruling by Judge Lady Smith that would have … Continue reading

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Femen-Attack on Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels during an academic conference at a University in Brussels

Not a pleasant sight.  (Source: Facebook Lúcio Paulo)

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Devotion To The Holy Rosary: A Surefire Way To See In The Encroaching Darkness!

From Courageous Priest The following are quotes about the power of the rosary from popes, saints, and Our Lady herself. As the times continue to darken, let us entrust the care of our souls and our family member’s souls to … Continue reading

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If you are reading this, then I can assure you that you are indeed conscious. But what about all those people who are asleep, or in a coma? Are they still human when unconscious? Indeed, are they still human when … Continue reading

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