Christian Life

Home Altars and Family Prayer

{ 1 Comment \ Tags: , , \ May31 }
One greatly misunderstood feature in Catholic homes is the prayer altar. Non-Catholics would look at it as a pantheon for the "idols" they allege Catholics keep. The truth about these altars run deeper and is very biblical. These ...
Catechism, Liturgy

“Holy Family” in the Catechism

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“Holy Family” in the Catechism
In preparation for the feast of the Holy Family, I did a search in the Catechism for the words "holy NEAR family". I received fourteen hits through the Catechism search engine of the St. Charles Borromeo website. Below ...
Catechism, Liturgy

Jesus and the Good Thief in the Catechism

{ 1 Comment \ Tags: , \ Nov20 }
The Gospel reading for the feast of Christ the King (Year C) is mentioned in several places in the Catechism. To be noted among these are the historical notes (440, 591, 597), and the observations relevant to prayer (2605, ...

He is Seated at the Right Hand of God

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Since the Ascension God's plan has entered into its fulfillment. We are already at "the last hour". "Already the final age of the world is with us, and the renewal of the world is irrevocably under way; it is even ...
Catechism, Liturgy, Theology

The Assumption of Our Lady

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Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption. Catholics have become so used to the idea that when fundamentalists confront them with a question about the feast itself and the dogma of Pius XII declared in 1950, they are led ...

Some Thoughts on the Feast of the Transfiguration

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During today's masses, I had the opportunity to talk about two aspects of the Transfiguration in two different occassions.  One was based on Peter's reaction to the experience, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here." and the other ...

Peter and Paul

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Today is the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. Both are remembered in a special way by the Church not only because both are apostles but also because of the roles each played in the history of Christianity. ...

In Honor of the Sacred Heart

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The Catholic Encyclopedia states this about the object of the devotion to the Sacred Heart

Invested with Power From on High

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Pentecost is a Jewish feast that recalls the giving of the gift of the Law. It is believed that fifty-days after the coming out of Egypt the Law was given to Israel through the agency of angels. It ...

For the Immaculate Conception

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Here is a resource link for those who will preach on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The link brings you to the website that is connected to the figure of Scott Hahn; you know, the former Episcopalian ...

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