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Trust In Our Helplessness

Trust In Our Helplessness Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God’s command. This is what man’s first sin consisted of. All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his […]

Eucharistic Miracles

Eucharistic Miracles Eucharist (from εὐχαριστία, “thanksgiving”) here refers to Holy Communion or the Body and Blood of Christ, which is consumed during the Catholic Mass or Eucharistic Celebration. “At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and […]

On Avoiding The Occasions Of Sin

On Avoiding The Occasions Of Sin The Gospel is the revelation in Jesus Christ of God’s mercy to sinners.113 The angel announced to Joseph: “You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”114 The same is true of the Eucharist, the sacrament […]

On The Evil Effects Of Bad Habits

On The Evil Effects Of Bad Habits Death is a consequence of sin. The Church’s Magisterium, as authentic interpreter of the affirmations of Scripture and Tradition, teaches that death entered the world on account of man’s sin. Even though man’s nature is mortal God had destined him not […]

The Mass Explained

The Mass Explained The Mass is the central liturgical rite in the Catholic Church, encompassing the Liturgy of the Word (Mass of the Catechumens) and the Liturgy of the Eucharist (Mass of the Faithful), where the bread and wine are consecrated and become the Body and Blood of […]

Trust In Desolation

Trust In Desolation In the fourth petition, by saying “give us,” we express in communion with our brethren our filial trust in our heavenly Father. “Our daily bread” refers to the earthly nourishment necessary to everyone for subsistence, and also to the Bread of Life: the Word of […]

On Concealing Sins In Confession

On Concealing Sins In Confession Confession to a priest is an essential part of the sacrament of Penance: “All mortal sins of which penitents after a diligent self-examination are conscious must be recounted by them in confession, even if they are most secret and have been committed against […]

Religious Pictures In The Home

The Christian veneration of images is not contrary to the first commandment which proscribes idols. Indeed, “the honor rendered to an image passes to its prototype,” and “whoever venerates an image venerates the person portrayed in it.” The honor paid to sacred images is a “respectful veneration,” not […]

The Threefold Love Of Saint John

The Threefold Love Of Saint John John the Apostle[6] (Ancient Greek: Ἰωάννης; Latin: Ioannes[7] c. 6 AD – c. 100 AD) or Saint John the Beloved was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Generally listed as the youngest apostle, he was the son of […]

What Will Happen Before CHRIST Comes?

What Will Happen Before CHRIST Comes? The Catholic view regarding the end times. According to the Catholic Church, the second coming will bring about the fullness of the reign of God and the consummation of the universe, mankind, and salvation.[19] The Catholic Church believes there are three things […]

The Role Of The Saints

The Role Of The Saints The Church encourages us to prepare ourselves for the hour of our death. In the ancient litany of the saints, for instance, she has us pray: “From a sudden and unforeseen death, deliver us, O Lord”; to ask the Mother of God to […]

Delusions Of Sinners

Delusions Of Sinners Only the light of divine Revelation clarifies the reality of sin and particularly of the sin committed at mankind’s origins. Without the knowledge Revelation gives of God we cannot recognize sin clearly and are tempted to explain it as merely a developmental flaw, a psychological […]