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Browsing Archive: June, 2015

On the Martyrdom of Evangelization

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, June 28, 2015, In : Evangelization 


 St. Paul speaks plainly of the suffering he endured to deliver the Good News for us:

… afflictions, hardships, constraints, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, vigils, fasts; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned love, in truthful speech, in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left; through glory and dishonor, insult and praise. We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful; as unrecogn...


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Catholic Leaders Resolve to Hold Firm to Biblical Marriage Teaching

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, June 28, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 

WASHINGTON — (NCR) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right, in a long-awaited decision that will have sweeping and unpredictable consequences for U.S. jurisprudence, cultural norms and religious freedom.

Catholic leaders, legal scholars and marriage experts reacted with dismay to the landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges and three related cases.

But they also expressed resolve that the decision would not discourage their efforts to ...


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Our Lady of the Rockies

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

Who is this that approaches like the dawn, as beautiful as the full moon, as pure as the sun…

Song of Solomon, 6:10

The third tallest statue in the United States bears the image of the Blessed Mother and stands astride the jagged Rocky Mountain Continental Divide 3,000 feet above the city where I grew up. The massive 90-foot tall, sixty-ton steel statue is called Our Lady of the Rockies, overlooking Butte, Montana.

For being one of the world’s great engineering marvels, she is a gem t...


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The First 10 Popes of the Catholic Church

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

Painting of Saint Peter by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the saint as Pope (1611-1612) – Wikipedia

1. Pope St. Peter (32-67)

St. Peter held a primacy amongst the twelve disciples that earned him the title “Prince of the Apostles.” This primacy of St. Peter was solidified when he was appointed by Jesus to the Office of the Vicar – demonstrated by Christ giving St. Peter the Keys to the Kingdom. To understand St. Peter, one must first understand Christ and the Church Christ came to...


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Biblical Typology: The Best Method To Read Scripture

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Catechism Lessons 

Chelsea - breviary

One of the most interesting ways to read the Bible is through the lens of typology. Typology is where a person or event in the Old Testament foreshadows a greater person or event in the New Testament. The word “typology” comes to us from St. Paul himself, in Romans 5:14, where he referred to Adam as a “type” of Christ. So let’s get started on this most interesting study.

Desert Wanderings

Remember the story about the Israelites coming up out of the water of the Red Sea and wan...


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Why Catholic Orthodox Men Love Church

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, June 13, 2015, In : Byzantine Catholics 



In a time when churches of every description are faced with Vanishing Male Syndrome, men are showing up at Eastern Orthodox churches in numbers that, if not numerically impressive, are proportionately intriguing. This may be the only church which attracts and holds men in numbers equal to women. As Leon Podles wrote in his 1999 book, “The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity,”

“The Orthodox are the only Christians who write basso profundo church musi...


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Patriarch condemns ‘death of the world’s conscience’ over Syria

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, June 11, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 

Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic patriarch, visiting war-torn Syria, has condemned “the death of the world’s conscience” in its response to the violence in the Middle East.

In a homily on Sunday at the Maronite Cathedral of St. Anthony in Damascus, Cardinal Bechara Rai also issued a call for peace, “for stopping the war, for political solutions and for the honored return” of the 12 million Syrians who have been uprooted by the country’s four-year civil war.

“We condemn injust...


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