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Browsing Archive: December, 2014

Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, In : OLP Newsline 
Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major newsmagazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, taking an opportunity to consider some major question about Christianity and the modern world. Leading the journalistic pack for years, both TIME and Newsweek dedicated cover article after article, following a rather predictable format. In the main, scholars or leaders from very liberal q...
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The Messiah Was Made Under The Law…A Nativity Sermon pt 5

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, December 20, 2014, In : Our Lady's Promise 

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5)

When God became a man, He put himself under the law. In every sense possible Jesus was yoked underneath the heavy load of the Law of God. The entire moral, sacrificial and ritual law were pla...


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The Messiah Was Made of a Woman…Nativity Sermon pt 4

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, December 20, 2014, In : Our Lady's Promise 

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5)

When the apostle Paul proclaimed the coming of Christ into this world, He spoke of the Messiah as being “Made of a woman”. What is the apostle referring to? In what way could we say that Sa...


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God Sent Forth His Son…A Nativity Sermon pt 3

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, December 20, 2014, In : Our Lady's Promise 

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  (Galatians 4:4-6)

The Incarnation was the Father’s plan. There is one eternal God, eternally ma...


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The World Prepared For the King…a Nativity Sermon pt 2

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, December 20, 2014, In : Our Lady's Promise 

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5)

Five centuries before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Daniel had a vision which showed him all of the Gentile rulers who would dominate the Jews until the end of the “Times of the Gentil...


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In The Fulness Of Time… A Nativity Sermon pt 1

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, December 20, 2014, In : Our Lady's Promise 

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5) 

The birth of Jesus was a predicted event. Centuries before it occurred it was described  as to its place, time and significance. The Prophets anticipated the birth of the one who would come to crush the serpent’s head and remove the primal curse, and announced beforehand the condit...


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THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CONTAIN SOME VALUABLE LESSONS

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Byzantine Catholics 

THE PAST AND PRESENT OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CONTAIN SOME VALUABLE LESSONS FOR ROMAN CATHOLIC IN THE PAPACY OF POPE FRANCIS

December 15, 2014


Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

Atheism and Orthodoxy in Modern Russia

By Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

In this talk I propose to outline the history of atheism in Russia during the last hundred years. I will start by considering the kind of atheism present in Russia before the Revolution. Then I will ...


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Straight Answers: Who Were the Magi?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Byzantine Catholics 
By: Fr. William Saunder

Who were the Magi?

The Gospel of Matthew mentions the Magi who came from the East to worship the newborn Christ child (cf. Matthew 2:1-12). Exactly who the magi were though remains somewhat of a mystery.

Oftentimes, the English translations of the Bible use the word astrologers for magi. In Greek, the original language of the Gospel' the word magos (magoi, plural) has four meanings: (1) a member of the priestly class of ancient Persia, where astrology and as...


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Top Ten Books for Fallen-Away Catholics

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, December 5, 2014, In : Book Reviews 

  By:  Sr. Theresa Aletheia Nobel

I have just started some of the publicity for my new book, The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church and I have found that a lot of people want to buy the book to give to their fallen-away loved ones.

I don’t think this is a bad idea.

I actually think my book would be helpful for fallen-away Catholics who are open and lingering around the door, wondering whether to make a move. It also would be helpful for Catholics who are going ...


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24 Quotes About Purity That Every Young (& Old) Catholic Should Know

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, In : Daily Meditations 

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
-- Matthew 5:8

 

“Holy Purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.”
-- Saint John Bosco

“We must be pure. I do not speak merely of the purity of the senses. We must observe great purity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.”
-- Saint Peter Julian Eymard
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Pope blasts Christian, Muslim fundamentalists while leaving Turkey

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, In : OLP Newsline 
Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype.

Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that ...
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Francis rolls out ‘social gospel’ case for Catholic/Orthodox unity

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, In : Byzantine Catholics 

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Sometimes what a pope doesn’t say can be just as important as what he does, and such was the case in Turkey on Sunday as Pope Francis laid out his vision for unity between Catholics and Orthodox Christianity.

Francis offered several motives for pursuing closer ties, yet conspicuously absent was the imperative most often cited by more conservative Catholics and Orthodox: Making a common stand against secularism, especially permissive sexual morality.

In effect, the...


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Pope Francis: I seek communion with Orthodox Churches

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, December 1, 2014, In : OLP Newsline 

(Vatican Radio)  In an address upon conclusion of the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Istanbul, Pope Francis said “the one thing that the Catholic Church desires and that I seek as Bishop of Rome…is communion with the Orthodox Churches.”

Below, please find the complete text of the Holy Father’s address:

            When I was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, I often took part in the celebration of the Divine...


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