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Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. In the desire to renew the liturgical practices of the Church, should be given greater emphasis in the liturgy and in liturgical catechesis.
The communion of the saints is a sublime doctrine, one that typically provokes feelings of wonder among Catholics, providing comfort and encouragement to believers. Yet, many non-Catholics and Catholics fail to understand the term, or realize the fullness of the doctrine.
I greet you with great joy which comes with the season of Christmas. Christmas in Latin means “Gathering together for Christ.” Mass is a Latin word meaning “gathering together.” Christmas is the very essence of humanity. During the few days of Christmas everyone and everywhere is filled with an air of relief, joy, charity, hope etc.
It’s been proven time and time again that the most successful people tend to be early risers. The person you spy out your window going for an early morning jog while you’re still in your pyjamas probably knows some secrets to success.
In the early martyrologies, three different St. Valentines are mentioned, all sharing February 14 for a feast day. Unfortunately, the historical record is sparse. The first St. Valentine was a priest and physician in Rome. He along with St. Marius and his family comforted the martyrs during the persecution of Emperor Claudius II, the Goth.
There are three kinds of arrogance. There is the most surface sort of arrogance that seeks to justify sin. Often this will take the form of saying to ourselves, "But no one was hurt." We say this being blind to how our sin damages both ourselves and our relationship with God.
Saint Josephine Bakhita »
Feast Day: February 8
Patron Saint Of: Sudan
Saint Josephine Margaret Bakhita was born around 1869 in the village of Olgossa in the Darfur region of Sudan. She was a member of the Daju people and her uncle was a tribal chief. Due to her family lineage, she grew up happy and relatively prosperous, saying that as a child, she did not know suffering.
Steve Ray "Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response"»
Steve Ray speaks about "Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response" at the Defending the Faith Conference in Steubenville, Ohio.
Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates»
A look at Pope Francis' remarks during an interreligious gathering in Abu Dhabi.