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St. Joseph: Model of the Just Man

. . .St Luke presents the Virgin Mary as “a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David” (cf. Lk 1: 27). The Evangelist Matthew, however, places a greater emphasis on the putative father of Jesus, stressing that through him the Child belonged legally to the lineage of David and thus […]

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Why Are 2 Different Popes Telling Us to Read “Lord of the World”?

Aletetia: It’s a somewhat obscure apocalyptic novel, much overlooked since its publication in 1907, and yet it comes with a recommendation that just about any best-selling author would covet: the spiritual leader of the whole world says it’s a good read. And not just the current pope, the previous one too. Pope Francis raised eyebrows […]

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Politics Today: Looking for Messiahs in All the Wrong Places

Elections sometimes boil over with passionate fervor that contains a religious component, but it is false religion Aleteia, March 18, 2016: Watching the bizarre personality cults being built around our political candidates, I’m wondering, “Has our country gone crazy?” Gone are the days of dull-but-decent candidates laying out feasible, unglamorous policy positions. If we doubted […]

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What can we learn from St. Jerome?

What can we learn from St Jerome? It seems to me, this above all; to love the Word of God in Sacred Scripture. St Jerome said: “Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ”. It is therefore important that every Christian live in contact and in personal dialogue with the Word of God given to […]

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Psalms 141(140) and 142(141)

With this evening liturgy, we begin the itinerary of a new liturgical year, entering into the first of its seasons: Advent. In the biblical reading that we have just heard, taken from the First Letter to the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul uses precisely this word: “coming”, which in Greek is parusia andadventus in Latin (1 Thes 5: 23). According […]

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The Eucharist unites us

… Saint Augustine helps us to understand the dynamics of Holy Communion when referring to a kind of vision he had, in which Jesus said to him: “I am the food of the mature: grow, then, and you shall eat me. You will not change me into yourself like bodily food; but you will be […]

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The Message of Fatima: An Interpretation

The first and second parts of the “secret” of Fatima have already been so amply discussed in the relative literature that there is no need to deal with them again here. I would just like to recall briefly the most significant point. For one terrible moment, the children were given a vision of hell. They […]

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Pope Francis carries forward papal commitment to peace

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2013 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In calling for a day of fasting and prayer for peace on Sept. 7, Pope Francis is following a long tradition of Popes showing a deep commitment to peace. There is “an evolution of the theology of peace” from the pontificate of Pope Pius IX […]

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Pope Benedict’s Astonishing Predictions

The reaction to the commentary, Benedict’s renunciation and the wolves within the church, was unexpected. Many of the 150 comments are well worth reading and I was able to add more information in response to some of the comments. It should be emphasized that the article was written because of a truly extraordinary action by Pope Benedict […]

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Fatima: Is Benedict the “Pope” Jacinta saw?

At Fatima was a quiet, largely unknown vision reported a while after the formal apparitions by the young girl, Blessed Jacinta Marto, who in her vision one day “saw” the Holy Father praying alone in a room while people outside “shouted ugly things and threw rocks through the window.” Another time, Jacinta saw a Pope […]

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