THE IMPORTANT CHURCH BOOKS & DOCUMENTS EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD READ :

THE IMPORTANT CHURCH BOOKS & DOCUMENTS EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD READ :

The HOLY BIBLE. No replacement for Divine Inspiration. Several good commentaries available. The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Compendium of Catechism of the...
The HOLY BIBLE. No replacement for Divine Inspiration. Several good commentaries available. The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Compendium of Catechism of the Catholic Church - The basics of the faith in an accessible format. The first general catechism in nearly 400 years. I recommend the Pauline edition. The YouCat is a decent stand-in, with a more readable format. The 4 Dogmatic Constitutions of Vatican II. • Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy) • Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) • Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) • Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the...
THE UNASSUMING MONK WHO COMPOSED THE MOST GREATEST HYMNS

THE UNASSUMING MONK WHO COMPOSED THE MOST GREATEST HYMNS

The inspiring story of how a blind, crippled monk composed the SALVE REGINA Bl. Herman was born with a cleft palate, cerebral palsy and spina...
The inspiring story of how a blind, crippled monk composed the SALVE REGINA Bl. Herman was born with a cleft palate, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, but he also had a brilliant mind. God often uses weak instruments to bring about a greater good. Such was the case of Bl. Herman of Reichenau. Herman was born with a cleft palate, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. His childhood proved to be extremely difficult, but his parents wanted the best for him. When he was seven years old, they arranged for him to stay at a nearby Benedictine monastery where he would...
A MESSAGE FROM POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI…

A MESSAGE FROM POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI…

“Very soon I will stand before the ultimate judge of my life. Although I may have many reasons for fear and fear when I look...
“Very soon I will stand before the ultimate judge of my life. Although I may have many reasons for fear and fear when I look back on my long life, I am however happy because I firmly believe that the Lord is not only the righteous judge, but also the friend and brother who already suffered Himself my deficiencies and by that, as a judge, is also my advocate (Paraclitus). In view of the judgment hour, the grace of being a Christian becomes evident to me. Being a Christian gives me the knowledge and more so friendship with the Judge...
ON THE WAY TO MOUNT SINAI – MOSES , ISRAEL AND GOD. WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM THIS STORY OF GOD ?

ON THE WAY TO MOUNT SINAI – MOSES , ISRAEL AND GOD. WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM THIS STORY OF GOD ?

While Moses was feeding the sheep of his father-in-law Jethro, a Midianite priest, he once led the sheep into the wilderness and came to God's...
While Moses was feeding the sheep of his father-in-law Jethro, a Midianite priest, he once led the sheep into the wilderness and came to God's mountain Horeb. Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the center of the bush. Moses saw that the bush was on fire, and it was not burned by it. Then Moses said to himself, “I will go over to see this extraordinary phenomenon. Why is the bush not burning? ”. And when the Lord saw Moses coming to see, God called to him from the middle of...
PRAYER TO ST. PHILOMENA FOR PROTECTION AGAINST EVIL SPIRITS

PRAYER TO ST. PHILOMENA FOR PROTECTION AGAINST EVIL SPIRITS

O illustrious St. Philomena, whose name is glorified in Heaven and feared in hell, I, thy devout client, turn unto thee today. To thee I...
O illustrious St. Philomena, whose name is glorified in Heaven and feared in hell, I, thy devout client, turn unto thee today. To thee I have recourse in all the dangers which daily surround me. I beg thee to protect me from the harmful presence of the devil. Help me overcome all the attacks of hell, be my strenght in the battle against the forces of darkness and preserve me, both body and soul, from all demonic retaliation. I humbly ask thee, by the power of Jesus Christ, thy Spouse, to expel the evil spirits that haunt me and accompany...
THE SECRETS BEHIND WHY RELIGION MAKES US HAPPIER

THE SECRETS BEHIND WHY RELIGION MAKES US HAPPIER

Being “spiritual but not religious” is selling yourself short of all the benefits that come with practicing a religion. The fastest growing move in religion...
Being “spiritual but not religious” is selling yourself short of all the benefits that come with practicing a religion. The fastest growing move in religion is, surprisingly, not a religion at all. One in five Americans identify as spiritual but not religious, and the number of people in this category is booming. I can’t help wondering if people who have faith, but aren’t involved in a church community, are missing out. If the latest social science findings are to be believed, being a person of faith who doesn’t belong to a church—that is, being “spiritual but not religious”—is selling yourself...
LOVE & RESPONSIBILITY: The Battle for Purity

LOVE & RESPONSIBILITY: The Battle for Purity

by Dr. Edward Sri In this column Dr. Sri delves into Karol Wojtyla's, "Love and Responsibility" focusing on the battle for chastity. He says that...
by Dr. Edward Sri In this column Dr. Sri delves into Karol Wojtyla's, "Love and Responsibility" focusing on the battle for chastity. He says that ultimately it is a matter of the heart discussing the two fronts mapped out by the pope — emotional egoism and sensual egoism. The battle for purity is ultimately fought deep in the recesses of the human heart. Our hearts were made to love, but since the Fall, they have been tainted by a desire to use others. This effect of original sin is seen perhaps most dramatically in our encounters with the opposite sex,...
‘JUDGE NOT’ DOESN’T MEAN IGNORE EVIL

‘JUDGE NOT’ DOESN’T MEAN IGNORE EVIL

Jimmy Akin CHALLENGE: “Christians shouldn’t criticize others’ lifestyles or actions. Didn’t Jesus say not to judge?” DEFENSE: Jesus didn’t tell us that we should close...
Jimmy Akin CHALLENGE: “Christians shouldn’t criticize others’ lifestyles or actions. Didn’t Jesus say not to judge?” DEFENSE: Jesus didn’t tell us that we should close our eyes to moral evil in the world. The exhortation not to judge is found in Jesus’ major ethical discourse (Matt. 5:1–7:29, Luke 6:17–49). The point of the discourse is to give moral instruction. In it, Jesus discusses what conduct counts as good and bad, and he expects his followers to acknowledge the difference. Not only does he expect them to distinguish between good and evil in their own behavior, he also expects them to...
Have you ever wondered why certain religious orders wear large rosaries?

Have you ever wondered why certain religious orders wear large rosaries?

For the Dominicans it is considered as their “sword”. They keep their greatest spiritual weapon at their side for battle. Let us equip ourselves for...
For the Dominicans it is considered as their “sword”. They keep their greatest spiritual weapon at their side for battle. Let us equip ourselves for battle. Make a commitment to pray the Rosary every day – and keep it. The inconvenience of praying the Rosary daily, which can seem at first tedious or burdensome, grows lighter with every recitation. "To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces... the Rosary will be a very powerful armor against Hell. It will destroy vice, deliver from sin, and dispel heresy."
Day 4:  De Monfort’s Consecration (Part two) || Consecration to Mary Podcast

Day 4: De Monfort’s Consecration (Part two) || Consecration to Mary Podcast

Today is Day 4 and we will continue reading, learning, and reflecting on St Louis De Monfort's Consecration. if you want to join us in...
Today is Day 4 and we will continue reading, learning, and reflecting on St Louis De Monfort's Consecration. if you want to join us in our Marian Consecration journey of 33 days click on the link below or subscribe to this YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/pNxrT8F4C2A The Podcast is available on Spotify for you to listen seamlessly without having to watch the video. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2N8Il1Zbq18nnjFb84vvL8?si=8bb7bcaf190540cd We are using the book 33 Days To Morning Glory by Father Michael e Gaitley, MIC. You can get the book by clicking on the Buy Now button. Buy Now