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Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Pope Francis, Striking Out or Hitting a Home Run?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, September 26, 2013, In : OLP Newsline 
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is certainly right when he says that Pope Francis “wants to shake us [Catholics] up.” But is he doing more harm than good?

Among his most quoted recent statements are:

“I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.”

And, “The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jes...
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Our Lady The Untier of Knots

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : Our Lady's Promise 

(Mary Undoer of Knots)

Pope Francis, then Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was studying in Germany when he fell in love with a painting of Mary. He decided to bring a copy back with him to Argentina and then promoted the devotion of "Mary Untier of Knots." It quickly became a very popular devotion, novena and prayer.

This painting is located in Perlach, Germany. It was painted from the inspiration of St. Irenaeus of Lyons who ...

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The Light of the East. Film about Eastern Catholic Churches (Part 2)

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Byzantine Catholics 

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The Light of the East. Film about Eastern Catholic Churches (Part 1)

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Byzantine Catholics 

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What is a “Byzantine” Catholic?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, September 13, 2013, In : Byzantine Catholics 

What is a “Byzantine” Catholic?

Byzantine Catholics are followers of Jesus Christ, Who came into the world and assumed our human nature by becoming a man so that He could save us from our sins by His passion, death, resurrection and ascension to Heaven. We are the witnesses to God’s saving action in human history, and the bearers of the Good News of Christ to the end...

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Comparison of Catholic and Orthodox Liturgical Practices

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, September 12, 2013, In : Byzantine Catholics 

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A Conversation on the Philokalia

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : Byzantine Catholics 

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Pope Francis Gives New Hope to Catholic-Orthodox Reconciliation

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : Byzantine Catholics 
Is Pope Francis’ preference to refer to himself as “bishop of Rome” more than other traditional titles for the papacy a hopeful sign for Catholic-Orthodox relations?

That question was on the minds of those taking part in the recent Orientale Lumen Conference in Washington, D.C. The informal Catholic-Orthodox dialogue, which has been meeting since 1997, held discussions about steps toward full communion between Eastern and Western ...

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OUR LADY OF QUITO Queen of Ecuador

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, September 8, 2013, In : Our Lady's Promise 
Part 1 of 3
We are going to relate a prodigious event that occurred on April
20th, 1906 in the capital of Ecuador, and which the ecclesiastical
authorities, after meticulous examination, declared to be a miracle.
But before, for a better understanding of this, we recall the
historical circumstances.
Ecuador was the first nation that officially consecrated itself to
the Sacred Heart of Jesus on March 25, 1874 and on August 6, 1892 to
the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In the solemn consecration of 1874, ...
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