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Browsing Archive: May, 2015

What Is the Deepest Root of Sin?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, May 22, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 
It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think

By: Msgr. Charles Pope

mirror of pride

In polling friends as to what they think is the deepest root of all sin, I got three main answers. One was a shrug indicating no answer at all (i.e., “I dunno”). Another was to refer to Scripture: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils (1 Tim 6:10). I’ll discuss below why this is an inadequate answer. The third main response was that original sin (and the concupiscence that ...


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How Can the (Catholic) Church Teach Angels?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, May 21, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

In John 5:43, Jesus declared:

I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.

With the advent of Protestantism and the confusion that followed, and that continues to this day, Christians, outside of the Catholic Church, have, at best, an incomplete understanding of the power of these words. When Jesus says, “I come in my father’s name,” he reveals the nature of the authority he possesses from God, the Father...


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Pope Francis Canonizes First Palestinian Saints of Modern Times

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 



VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday sent a powerful message of solidarity and encouragement to Christians in the Holy Land, as he canonized two Palestinian religious sisters, the first Palestinian saints of modern times.

Marie-Alphonsine, founder of Palestine’s first congregation, the Sisters of the  Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem, and Mariam of Jesus Crucified Baouardy, the founder of Carmelite Convents in Bethlehem and India, were raised to the altars on Sunday, along with ...
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Judge to protesters: End 11-year vigil inside closed church

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, May 16, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 

BOSTON (AP) — Parishioners of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church must end their 11-year protest vigil and vacate the shuttered Roman Catholic church, a judge ruled Thursday.

But the Friends of St. Frances, the group that has been occupying the Scituate church day and night since 2004, say they're not going anywhere. They intend to ask the state court to stay the ruling pending an appeal.

"As of today, nothing changes," Jon Rogers, one of the organizers, declared late Thursday. "From...


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Husband, father, deacon—and soon, a priest

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 

James Cardosi-CC

Thirteen years ago Jim Cardosi’s wife, Cindy, discovered she had little time left to live.

In 2002 she experienced symptoms resulting from a neurological illness that by 2005 would be identified as frontotemporal dementia or Pick’s Disease, which Cindy developed in her mid-40s.

She required full-time care, so Jim retired from the military. They raised five kids together and built their lives around each other.

Jim’s faith kept him poised throughout the illness, and he felt the call t...


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Pax et Bonum!


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