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Browsing Archive: April, 2015

How the Saints Overcame Evil

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, April 24, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

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Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Postulator for the cause of Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote, “Her beatification challenges us to take a closer look at the question of holiness and its relevance in contemporary society.”

The saints not only teach us volumes about the spiritual life; their stories enkindle the heart with a desire to do what they did. That is, to make a radical gift of self to God. Do I really, truly desire holiness of life? If so, how am I putting my desire into action and...


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Nigerian bishop says rosary will bring down Boko Haram

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 
After vision of Christ, Nigerian bishop says rosary will bring down Boko Haram 

A Nigerian bishop says that he has seen Christ in a vision and now knows that the rosary is the key to ridding the country of the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme says he is being driven by a God-given mandate to lead others in praying the rosary until the extremist group disappears.

“Towards the end of last year I was in my chapel before the Blessed Sacrament… p...
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What Ever Happened to the Spiritual Works of Mercy?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, April 18, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

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During daily masses at this time we are beginning to read through John Chapter 6. There of course is a glorious focus and teaching of the Lords true presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

However, there is also another important teaching given at a critical moment in chapter 6 that is important for us to lay hold of today. It is a call to recover a greater awareness of the importance of the spiritual works of mercy. We will list what they are in the moment, but for now, consider th...


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Two Gifts of Deeper Prayer: Silence and Spaciousness

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 
One of the great spiritual battles and journeys is to get beyond, and outside our self. St. Augustine described one of the chief effects of sin was that man was curvatus in se (turned in on himself, i.e. turned inward). Forgetful of God we loose our way. Called to look outward and upward, to behold the Lord and his glory, instead we focus inward and downward, on things that are passing, noisy, troubling, and far less noble. No longer seeing our Father’s face and experiencing joyful ...

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The Case for a Mass Conversion of Men

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 
Despite the fact the New Evangelization has been an ongoing emphasis by the Catholic Church for over forty years, it has failed to stem the disastrous losses of the faithful in the U.S. Since 2000, 14 million Catholics have left the faith, parish religious education participation of children has dropped by 24%, Catholic school attendance has dropped by 19%, baptisms of infants has dropped by 28%, baptism of adults has dropped by 31% and sacramental Catholic marriages have dropped by 41%...
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Christ’s Words from the Cross: 7 Weapons of Victory Over Evil

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

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In Venerable Fulton Sheen’s classic, The Life of Christ, we read, “He had already said that no one would take away his life from Him, but that he would lay it down Himself. Death did not lay its hand on his shoulder and give him a summons to depart. He went out to meet death. In order to show that he would not die from exhaustion, but by an act of the will, his last words were spoken.”

From the pulpit of the Cross, Christ’s seven last words are proclamations of victory over e...


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