Monthly Archives: October 2014

NOW OUR DUTY IS TO PRAY WITH ALL OUR ZEAL SO THAT THE LORD MIGHT RECONCILE OUR LIVES

Originally at: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/73798.htm Valaam, September 19, 2014   Last Sunday, the visit to Valaam of Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin), confessor of the Optina Monastery’s brethren and an Orthodox elder famous all over Russia, came to an end. This year he has turned … Continue reading

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Extraordinary life of a confessor who speaks the language of Jesus from Nazareth

Originally at: http://www.georgianews.ge/society/27675-extraordinary-life-of-a-deacon-who-speaks-the-language-of-jesus-from-nazareth.html?fb_action_ids=290675547784898&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582 36-year-old deacon Father Seraphime is Assyrian by ethnicity and his native language is Aramaic. The deacon lived an ordinary life until 24 years of age, trained in Eastern wrestling and was head of security of a government member … Continue reading

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The exclusive interview with Pope Francis

Originally at: http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20130919_1.htm by Antonio Spadaro, S.J. 2013 interview of Pope Francis [excerpts] “I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. … Continue reading

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Giving Soon-to-Be Blessed Pope Paul VI his due

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3401/giving_pope_paul_vi_his_due.aspx by Russell Shaw When Pope Francis on October 19 formally declares Pope Paul VI “Blessed,” the event will recall one of the most painful periods in the history of the Church together with the long-suffering servant pope who stood … Continue reading

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Running Toward the Plague

Originally at: http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/26237 by Eric Metaxas It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of the doctors waging war on Ebola in Africa are Christians. It’s a story as old as the faith itself. I’ll explain. Between 250 and 270 A.D. a … Continue reading

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How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

Originally at: http://catholicstand.com/fight-prosperity-gospel/ by Leticia Adams This morning I woke up and read an article about the Osteen Predicament. It was kind of weird because the issue of the prosperity gospel has been coming up a lot lately. I watched the video … Continue reading

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Martyrdom, John F. Kennedy and Catholic Social Teaching

Martyrdom confounds the modern mind… and how could it not? Living in an age of religious skepticism and scientism, we “enlightened” Westerners are unable to speak the same language or see the same world as the martyr, who found himself or … Continue reading

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St. Teresa of Ávila

Nada te turbe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycy0a5eHgVs#t=99  BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Saint Teresa of Avila Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the course of the Catecheses that I have chosen to dedicate to the Fathers of the … Continue reading

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Remarkable open letter to Brittany Maynard

Dear Brittany Maynard, This morning my best friend and I read your story. My heart ached for you, and I’m simply grieved by your terminal brain tumor, for the less than 6 months the doctor’s gave you, you just past … Continue reading

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St. John Chrysostom and Pope Francis: What they have in common

Originally at: http://catholicexchange.com/st-john-chrysostom-pope-francis-common by JESSICA ARCHULETA Being an Eastern Catholic, I live in two worlds. For  many of my fellow Eastern Catholics and I, these two worlds live side by side while blending harmoniously together (most of the time) and are exactly … Continue reading

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