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Browsing Archive: October, 2015

Pope Francis tells youth: ‘The Bible is your most precious treasure, now read it!’

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, October 26, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 


Pope Francis gives a thumbs up (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SCANDAL Oct. 14, 2015.

Francis encourages young people to read the Bible, sharing his own reading habits in his prologue for the new YoutCat German Bible

The Bible is a “dangerous book” that young people should read daily rather than letting it gather dust on their shelves.

“The Bible is not meant to be placed on a shelf, but to be in your hands, to read often – every day, both on your own and together with others,” the Pope wrote in the prologue for a youth bible published in Germ...


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What is the Wrath of God? A Study of a Common Biblical Theme

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

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In Tuesday’s reading at daily Mass (Tuesday of the 28th Week) there was a reference to the wrath of God: The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth (Romans 1:18). St. Paul goes on to set forth a host of social ills that result from the suppression of the truth, including the approval of homosexual acts, as evidence of a darkened intellect and debased mind (Rom 1:28).

But what is Go...


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The Family Today Is ‘Under Ferocious and Enormous Attack’ by ‘Satan’

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Byzantine Catholics 

Archbishop Peter Fulop Kocsis, head

of the Hungarian Greek Catholic

Church. (Photo: Szolnoki Naplo)

One of the Catholic archbishops participating in the Vatican synod on the family objected to the document the bishops are working on because it does not address the fundamental reason for social turmoil, which is that the family today is “under a ferocious and enormous attack” by “the Devil."

The Vatican document – Instrumentum Laboris (working instrument) ...


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The Impractical Catholic’s Guide to Infallibility

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, October 12, 2015, In : RCIA 
There are two common and distinct approaches to the question of the infallibility of the Church’s teaching authority. Non-Catholics deny that any human person or institution can be infallible in any meaningful way. Many Catholics, by contrast, hold that the Church can and does teach infallibly on matters pertaining to faith and morals — except when she teaches something they don’t want to believe.

Infallibility is at the same time one of the most controversial and least understood ...


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Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever – A Reflection on a Serious Problem

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, October 12, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 

A 2012 report on men and marriage by the Pew Research Center shows statistically what many of us have noticed anecdotally: men are finding marriage less desirable than in the past and are now marrying later, if at all.

In today’s post I want to present some excerpts from a hard-hitting article that appeared at Lifesite News in 2013, commenting on the Pew study. The full article can be read here: Men Giving Up on Marriage.

As usual, I present the text from the...


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Holy Tunic of Argenteuil, Seamless Garment, To Be Displayed in 2016

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, October 12, 2015, In : OLP Newsline 

In honor of the Year of Mercy decreed by Pope Francis — which begins on December 8, 2015 — Stanislas LaLanne, Bishop of Pontoise and “Guardian of the Holy Tunic” has announced that the Holy Tunic of Argenteuil – purported to be the seamless garment worn by Christ on Calvary – will be exhibited to the public for a very brief time: from March 25 to April 10, 2016.

This tunic was originally documented as being seamless and of-a-piece, fitting the description found in t...


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Fasting for Non-Monastics

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, October 8, 2015, In : Byzantine Catholics 

INTRODUCTION

Your Eminence, Your Grace, Reverend Fathers and Brothers!

First I must apologize. In the presence of our brother-monastics and senior clergy, clearly, I should be learning from those with much more experience and knowledge in the subject of fasting, instead of pretending that I have something to say as I will attempt to do next.

    

A curious phenomenon can be observed in the interactions between pastors and their parishioners at the beginning of each ma...


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What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, October 3, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 
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We are often told to trust in God. And most of us have counseled others who are anxious or downcast to trust in God. But what does it mean?

In too many cases what people mean when they counsel trust is this: “Don’t worry, God will eventually give you what you’re looking for. Just keep praying and trust that He’ll come through for you.” What is meant by “coming through for you” is some answer on your terms; it’s as i...


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Blessed Titus Brandsma

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, October 3, 2015, In : Saint of the Day 
Blessed Titus Brandsma

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October 7, 2015 Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, October 1, 2015, In : Our Lady's Promise 

The Queen of Heaven's Rosary

History of a Binding Prayer:

This Feast of "Our Lady of the Rosary" was instituted by Pope Saint Pius 5th on the anniversary of the naval battle at Lepanto (1571) on the 7th of October. It was said that the Christians were victorious because of the "Help" of the Holy Mother of God, invoked by the saying of the Rosary.

Devotion to the Rosary through the Ages:

Our Lady at various times has appeared and requested that her Rosary be said for specific ...
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