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Browsing Archive: September, 2016

Feast of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, September 26, 2016, In : Byzantine Catholics 
The Holy, Glorious All-laudable Apostle and Evangelist, Virgin, and Beloved Friend of Christ, John the Theologian was the son of Zebedee and Salome, a daughter of St Joseph the Betrothed. He was called by our Lord Jesus Christ to be one of His Apostles at the same time as his elder brother James. This took place at Lake Gennesareth (i.e. the Sea of Galilee). Leaving behind their father, both brothers followed the Lord.

The Apostle John was especially loved by the Savior for his sacrifi...

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100,000 Catholics Gather in the Vatican to See Pope Francis Make Mother Teresa a Saint

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, In : OLP Newsline 
Mother Teresa has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in front of 100,000 Catholics this morning.

Mother Teresa, the tiny nun who cared for the world's most unwanted and became an icon of the Catholic Church, was canonised at a ceremony in St Peter's Square.

Two supposedly miraculous cures have been attributed to Mother Teresa by the Vatican, paving the way for her sainthood.

At least 100,000 pilgrims and tourists were expected at the ticketed ceremony this morning, as well as dozens...

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Teachings on Human Labor from the Catechism

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, In : Catechism Lessons 


Today is Labor Day in the United States. With this in mind, I thought it would be good to reflect on some teachings about human labor that are given in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The text from the catechism is shown in italics, while my commentary is in blue.

  1. Human labor precedes original sin and hence is not an imposition due to sin but part of our original dignity. God places [Man] in the garden. There he lives “to till it and keep it.” Work is not yet a burd...

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Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, In : OLP Newsline 
.- Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age – sometimes before the age of 10 – and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” the author of a new report claims.

“Those that are leaving for no religion – and a pretty big component of them saying they are atheist or agnostic – it turns out that when you probe a bit more deeply and you allow them to talk in their own words, that they are bringing up...

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