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An Appeal for the Heart That Conquered Death: Reflections for a Catholic New Year A CATHOLIC LIFE - January 1, 2017 ... dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: "What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? What could one give in exchange for his life? Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this faithless and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels" (Mark 8:36-38). This dissent can be blamed in part on numerous evils afflicting our world ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/8p_U26e9w6s/an-appeal-for-heart-that-conquered.html
Catholics Agree: It's a Wonderful Life CRISIS MAGAZINE - December 20, 2016 This year marks the 70th anniversary of Frank Capra's beloved Christmas movie, It's a Wonderful Life . It debuted December 20, 1946, just a year after World War II ended. (Remember, the film begins and ends with the expected return of war hero Harry Bailey.) The film offers several Catholic perspectives. How many movies today would begin with eight people praying? But, in a world afflicted by the culture ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/wbxHvevpAD4/catholics-agree-wonderful-life
Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - November 27, 2016 ... Advent marks the beginning of a time of prayer and fasting in preparation for the coming of the Lord, it is placed as the first Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar. Today marks the First Sunday of cycle A of the Liturgical Year. What "coming" are we preparing ourselves for during the Advent Season? We are preparing ourselves for the coming of the Lord Jesus in three ways: (1) First of all, we are preparing ourselves for the coming of the Lord as the Judge, ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2016/11/homily-for-today_27.html
Fr Yu Heping, a Year After His Death, "His Love and Sacrifice Are Still Alive in the Church in China" CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 9, 2016 In the past few days, many Catholics in and outside of China have remembered Fr Yu Heping, also known as Heping (peace in Chinese), on the first anniversary of his death. On 8 November exactly a year ago, his family received news that his body was found that day. The priest's body was found in a river near the city of Taiyuan (Shanxi). Since then, the police maintained that the clergyman's death was a suspected suicide, ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/fr-yu-heping-year-after-his-death-his.html
To Trace All Souls Day INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - November 2, 2016 To Trace All Souls Day Fr. Brian Van Hove, S.J. Ignatius Insight As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger once said so well, one major difference between Protestants and Catholics is that Catholics pray for the dead: "My view is that if Purgatory did not exist, we should have to invent it." Why? "Because few things are as immediate, as human and as widespread—at all times and in all cultures—as prayer for one"s own departed dear ones." ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/11/to-trace-all-souls-day.html
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, 'The Little Flower' — Virgin and Doctor of the Church BIG C CATHOLICS - September 30, 2016 ... tuberculosis, AIDS sufferers, illness and loss of parents. Her perfect trust in God, deep faith and patient suffering is an example for us to follow. Saint Pius X called St. Thérèse the "greatest saint of modern times." Marie Thérèse Martin was born at Alençon, France on January 2, 1873, the youngest of five daughters. Her father, Louis Martin, was a watchmaker, and her mother, Zélie Martin, who died of breast cancer when Thérèse was four, was a lace ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/09/st-therese-of-lisieux-little-flower.html