GOD DOES NOT ABANDON US AT THE HOUR OF DEATH

GOD DOES NOT ABANDON US AT THE HOUR OF DEATH

Written By St. Francis de Sales As a gentle mother, leading her little child with her, helps it to walk, carries it according as she...
Written By St. Francis de Sales As a gentle mother, leading her little child with her, helps it to walk, carries it according as she sees necessity, allows it to make some steps by itself in places which are very smooth, and not at all dangerous, sometimes taking it by the hand and steadying it, sometimes lifting it up in her arms and carrying it for a while. So Our Lord has a continual care over the guidance of His children, that is to say, of those who have charity, making them walk before Him, reaching them His hand in...
THE ROSARY HAS ALWAYS SURVIVED

THE ROSARY HAS ALWAYS SURVIVED

A recent article by The Atlantic, a newspaper in the USA made waves for its anti-Catholic bias as it tried to claim that the Rosary...
A recent article by The Atlantic, a newspaper in the USA made waves for its anti-Catholic bias as it tried to claim that the Rosary has become a symbol of radical extremism and Catholics are quickly becoming a dangerous group. This isn’t the first time the Rosary has been targeted by anti-Catholic bias. It’s true. In 1649, anti-Catholic sentiments had taken strong hold in England. Oliver Cromwell was sent from England to Ireland to begin a brutal suppression of the Catholic faith. His plan was to enforce Penal Laws that essentially outlawed being Catholic. Catholics were banned from holding public...
THE VIRTUE OF PATRIOTISM

THE VIRTUE OF PATRIOTISM

Will Wright The Virtue of Justice Before we can begin to understand patriotism as a virtue, we have to first look to the broader virtue...
Will Wright The Virtue of Justice Before we can begin to understand patriotism as a virtue, we have to first look to the broader virtue of piety. And before we can begin to understand piety, we have to understand the broader cardinal virtue of justice. The word “cardinal” comes from the Latin word meaning “hinge” and, so, a cardinal virtue is a virtue upon which all the subordinate virtues hinge. These are prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Justice exists between beings that can act morally towards one another. As a virtue, it regulates the way that human beings operate and...
SINS OF HABIT

SINS OF HABIT

“Let not sin reign in your mortal body.” -Romans 6:12 It is a great evil to accustom ourselves to evil. A habit of sinning is...
“Let not sin reign in your mortal body.” -Romans 6:12 It is a great evil to accustom ourselves to evil. A habit of sinning is a fatal chain which binds the soul and renders it a slave to crime. It blinds the spirit, hardens the heart, stifles the voice of conscience and gives a death-blow to modesty and virtue. The oftener we sin, the less pain we feel in the indulgence of it. At first we regard the sin by which we are tempted with horror, then with fear, and soon with more assurance; in a little while with complaisance;...
CATHOLIC MORALITY

CATHOLIC MORALITY

■ Made in the Image of God The most basic principle of the Christian moral life is the awareness that every person bears the dignity...
■ Made in the Image of God The most basic principle of the Christian moral life is the awareness that every person bears the dignity of being made in the image of God. He has given us an immortal soul and through the gifts of intelligence and reason enables us to understand the order of things established in his creation. God has also given us a free will to seek and love what is true, good, and beautiful. Sadly, because of the Fall, we also suffer the impact of Original Sin, which darkens our minds, weakens our wills, and inclines...
WHAT HAPPENS TO UNBAPTIZED BABIES WHEN THEY DIE ?

WHAT HAPPENS TO UNBAPTIZED BABIES WHEN THEY DIE ?

St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote to a couple that had a miscarriage. In response to their question, “What is going to happen to my child?...
St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote to a couple that had a miscarriage. In response to their question, “What is going to happen to my child? The child didn’t get baptized,” St. Bernard said, “Your faith spoke for this child. Baptism for this child was only delayed by time. Your faith suffices. The waters of your womb — were they not the waters of life for this child? Look at your tears. Are they not like the waters of baptism? Do not fear this. God’s ability to love is greater than our fears. Surrender everything to God.” Here are five theories...
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...