Category Archives: Faith Reflections

A tale of two churches

Originally at: http://www.catholicnewworld.com/cnwonline/2014/0907/cardinal.aspx by Cardinal George Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior that God sent, his … Continue reading

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THE COVENANT OF MARRIAGE

Originally at: George Weigel by George Weigel My son Stephen and I spent an unusual, albeit unusually moving, Independence Day: We attended the golden wedding anniversary celebration of my friends Piotr and Teresa Malecki, which began with a Mass of thanksgiving in … Continue reading

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Getting to the Crux of why Catholicism matters

Originally at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2014/08/30/getting-crux-why-catholicism-matters/eAyP1yaC0JzWav2ilmzEGP/story.html by John Allen Anyone conducting a global news search over the past few days under the terms “Catholic” and “politics” would find the usual wealth of material, including the following five storylines from around the world: ■ In the … Continue reading

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9/11

9/11 affords us every year the opportunity to reflect on the mystery of evil and suffering in the light of belief in the God of Jesus Christ. This year I offer a selection of quotes for your reflective meditation. In … Continue reading

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The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady: A Homily by St. John of Kronstadt

Originally at: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/39253.htm Thy Nativity, O Theotokos Virgin, Has brought joy to all the inhabited earth: For from Thee has sprung forth the Son of Righteous, Christ our God. We solemnly celebrate, dear brothers and sisters, the Nativity of the Most … Continue reading

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What the alcoholic St Monica teaches us about redemption

Originally at: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/08/27/what-the-alcoholic-st-monica-teaches-us-about-redemption/ by FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH It is commonly said that St Augustine is the most knowable man of antiquity; and it may well be the case that his mother, St Monica, is the most knowable woman of antiquity. We … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa

Originally at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/08/26/mother-teresa-quotes/14364401/ by Jessica Durando When told, in 1979, she had won the Nobel Peace Prize, she said, “I am unworthy.” She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003. On the anniversary of her birth on Aug. 26, 1910, … Continue reading

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