The Real PRESENCE Of The EUCHARIST – Mary, The Mother Of GOD & Penance: The Forgotten Sacrament In the Catholic Church, the Communion bread is fervently revered in view of the Church’s doctrine that, when bread and wine are consecrated during the Eucharistic celebration, they cease to be […]
Heal The Sick, Raise The Dead, Cleanse Lepers, Cast Out Demons. Freely You Received, Freely Give. Raise the dead. The words are omitted by the best MSS., and their absence is more in accordance with the facts of the Gospel history, which records no instance of that highest […]
I Send You As Sheep In The Midst Of Wolves. Be Ye Therefore Wise As Serpents And Simple As Doves I send you forth. The nominative pronoun is emphatic, “It is I who send,” and that not so much as an assurance of protection, but, as the words […]
Our Spiritual War + The Natural Law & Its Moral Significance A number of prayers and practices against the Devil exist within the Roman Catholic tradition. The Lord’s Prayer includes a petition for being delivered “from the evil one”, but a number of other specific prayers also exist. […]
The Devil Cannot Defeat This Woman (The Most Blessed Virgin Mary) The Holy Rosary (/ˈroʊzəri/; Latin: rosarium, in the sense of “crown of roses” or “garland of roses”), also known as the Dominican Rosary, or simply the Rosary, refers to a set of prayers used in the Catholic […]
You Will Be Afflicted And Even Killed. You Will Be Hated By All The Nations Because Of My NAME Then shall they deliver . . .–The adverb, here and in Matthew 24:10, points to synchronism rather than sequence in its connection with Matthew 24:8.To be afflicted.–Literally, unto affliction. […]
The Eternity Of Hell The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, “eternal fire.” The chief punishment of […]
The Heaven And The Earth Shall Pass Away, But My Words Shall Not Pass Away Heaven and earth. The tone is that of One who speaks with supreme authority, foreseeing, on the one hand, death and seeming failure, but on the other, the ultimate victory, not of truth […]
Happiness Of Heaven The love of Christ is a central element of Christian belief and theology. It refers to the love of Jesus Christ for humanity, the love of Christians for Christ, and the love of Christians for others. These aspects are distinct in Christian teachings—the love for […]
Watch Ye Therefore, Because Ye Know Not What Hour Your LORD Will Come Practical exhortation drawn from the uncertainty of the last day: Watch. Verse 42. – Watch therefore. The end will be sudden, the final separation will be then completed; be ye therefore always prepared. Few exhortations […]
Pathways To Peace (Excellent Catholic Audiobook) This booklet explains in a very important way what the angels meant when they sang: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill.” The second part sums up the reason why Jesus came to earth – […]
The Essence Of Christian Perfection & The Struggle Requisite For Its Attainment The spiritual life is a constant combat against the power of satan. JESUS IS on your side, trust in HIM.
And HE Touched Her Hand, And The Fever Left Her, And She Arose And Ministered To Them She arose, and ministered unto them.–The fact is stated as showing the completeness of the work of healing. The “great fever” had not left behind it its usual sequel of weakness […]
There Is An Ongoing Battle Against The Forces Of Evil Fr. Ho Lung, MOP of the Missionaries of the Poor leads us on a series of reflections on what the spiritual life is about.
HE (JESUS) Drove Out The Evil Spirits With A Word, And Healed All Who Were Sick When the even was come.–Or, as St. Luke has it, “While the sun was setting.” There were two reasons why the time should be thus specified. (1) It was natural that the […]
The Certainty Of Death
The Devil Wants To Destroy You, But CHRIST Wants To Save You! GOD wants you to live.
The Death Of The Sinner Get closer to GOD now that you are able.
The Virgin Mary Will Undoubtedly Lead You To GOD To Jesus Christ through Mary, his mother.
HE (JESUS) Took Our Infirmities, And Bore Our Sicknesses Himself took our infirmities.–The citation is interesting as showing St. Matthew’s way of dealing with Messianic prophecies. We see in Isaiah 53 throughout a picture of our Lord’s spiritual work of redemption, and the words quoted are almost the […]
Follow ME (JESUS), And Let The Dead Bury Their Own Dead Let the dead bury their dead.–The point of the half-epigrammatic, half-proverbial saying, lies in the contrast between the two meanings of the word “dead.” “Let those who have no spiritual life linger in the circle of outward […]
The Death Of The Just
Why Are Ye Fearful, O Ye Of Little Faith? Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?–St. Luke puts the question more strongly: “Where is your faith?” as though it had all drifted away under the pressure of their fears. Yet the word “of little faith” was […]
On The Means Of Preparing For Death