Starts small in a country in Africa. Blows up and spreads to other countries. Then to other continents.
No cure. No vaccine. Massive deaths around the world, and it just came to your city.
What do you do?
Could you leave…?
DECISION POINT- the Confirmation experience developed by Dynamic Catholic, will transform the Confirmation experience by engaging students, parents, sponsors, and teachers through a series of FREE web-based resources.
Very powerful message…
Scott Hahn gives awesome Biblical Explanations to some great questions about Catholic teaching. Why did God change names of Biblical Characters? Why worship on Sunday? Why is eating the Body of Christ in the Eucharist not cannibalism? What difference does it make whether or not we are Catholic? What’s wrong with the “Jesus and me” mindset?
Dr. Scott Hahn answers question about Purgatory, Sunday or Sabbath… etc….
Translation makes a BIG difference, particularly in Sacred Scripture. This article opens up a whole meaning to the Lord’s Prayer that most people don’t know about.
Most folks, when praying the Lord’s Prayer, simply assume that the phrase “our daily bread” is a request for food. At one level, that’s true. But at a more accurate level, we are actually requesting the grace to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, each day.
Each time we pray the Our Father, we are asking for the Eucharist. And that’s true whether or not we are Catholic Christians.
The word “daily” in “give us this day our daily bread” is the Greek word epiousios. In a certain sense, it’s a difficult word to translate because it’s a brand new word. Before Christ, nobody had used this word. This word is found no where else in Greek literature. Jesus actually coined this word. Perhaps he did so to give this petition special significance.
“Epi” means highest, above, or superior. As a prefix, this gives us “super-“. Next we have the word “ousios,” which means essence, substance, or nature.
Welcome to Holy Week!
Each year, the Church celebrates the entire week before Easter Sunday. We are all familiar with the various celebrations and customs associated with with this week, but do we know how they came about?
Our Sunday Visitor has put together a “Guide To Holy Week” for those who want to know more about this holy time.
There’s also a short quiz to test your knowledge of the events and people involved in those events, list of ideas for things to do during the week to make it more meaningful, explanations of the customs associated (palm crosses, colored eggs, house cleaning, etc.) and more.
I think you’ll like it!
Over time, the practice of observing Holy Week spread throughout the Christian world, with prayers, historical re-enactments and special liturgies. During the Middle Ages, the celebration of the Easter Vigil gradually fell out of practice. The important days of the week were Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Worship God… Thank God… Renew our faith… Pray for the person who has died…
Funerals are meant to help us cope with the loss of a loved one, but that is only one of many deeper purposes they serve. In this video, Fr. Mike shares the wisdom of the Church in making funerals a time to recall God’s mercy, and pray for the faithful departed.
Some great stories about the Rosary. Fr. Gill tells of Lepanto, Bl. Bartolo Longo, some of his own experiences, how to pray it and even how the Rosary came about.
Short but really good…
When you have prayed one Rosary for each time you have committed the sin you are addicted to, you will be free of that addiction.”
“The Rosary is looking at Christ through the eyes of Mary.
This is a very good article describing what a mortal sin is. It also goes through nine of the ten commandments and breaks them down to clarify why specific sins in each commandment are mortal, as well as sins against faith, hope and charity.
This is a great way to examine your conscience before confession.
So what kind of Sins are Mortal?
In order for a sin to be mortal, it must meet three conditions:
- Mortal sin is a sin of grave matter
- Mortal sin is committed with full knowledge of the sinner
- Mortal sin is committed with deliberate consent of the sinner
This means that mortal sins cannot be done “accidentally.” A person who commits a mortal sin is one who knows that their sin is wrong, but still deliberately commits the sin anyway. This means that mortal sins are “premeditated” by the sinner and thus are truly a rejection of God’s law and love.