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Browsing Archive: February, 2015

Forgiveness Sunday - Cheesefare (the Eve of Great Lent)

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, February 22, 2015, In : Byzantine Catholics 
The Sunday of Forgiveness, the last of the preparatory Sundays before Great Lent, has two themes: it commemorates Adam’s expulsion from Paradise, and it accentuates our need for forgiveness. There are obvious reasons why these two things should be brought to our attention as we stand on the threshold of Great Lent. One of the primary images in the Triodion is that of the return to Paradise. Lent is a time when we weep with Adam and Eve before the closed gate of Eden, repenting with th...
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Coptic Orthodox Pope Canonizes the 21 New Martyrs of Egypt & Libya

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, February 22, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 

The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar.

Pope Tawadros II announced that the names of the martyrs will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxarium, the Oriental Church’s equivalent to the Roman Martyrology. This procedure is also equivalent to canonization in the Latin Church.

According to terrasanta.net, the martyrdom of the 21 Christians will be comme...
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Q&A 4: Why is Peter the first pope?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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Q&A 3: How can you take practical steps to evangelize?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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Q&A 2: Why is joy important for Evangelization?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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Q&A 1: How can pastors encourage parishioners to be intentional disciples?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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"A testimony that cries out to the world"

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 
Pope Francis: The blood of Christians slaughtered in Libya “a testimony that cries out” to the world

Call this a contrast of leadership. In a meeting today with a delegation from the Church of Scotland, who traveled to the Vatican on an ecumenical visit, Pope Francis decried the slaughter of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Speaking in his native Spanish, the pontiff used the ecumenical audience of Presbyterians to declare that the Copts wer...


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C.S. Lewis and Catholic Converts

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, February 7, 2015, In : Book Reviews 
On November 22, 1963, at 2:30 pm central time, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. An hour earlier, across the Atlantic, C.S. Lewis had died at his home in Oxford. A few short hours later, in Los Angeles, the English writer Aldous Huxley, author of the dystopian classic Brave New World, would also die. This strange and somewhat morbid coincidence would later inspire Peter Kreeft to write Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Ald...
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