Our contemporaries, including many Christians, reject the notion of hell as something incompatible with God’s love and mercy. In fact there have been those who have maintain that at the end even Satan will be reconciled to God, a heresy called apocatastasis, meaning a restoration to the original state, that the Church has rejected as contrary to the teachings of the Faith.READ MORE
40 Hours Devotion: Beginning at the 12:15pm Sunday Mass and closing Tuesday at 7:00pm Mass.
Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday and Monday until 10:00pm and on Tuesday until 7:00pm.
Processions with the Eucharist after the 12:15Mass and after the Mass on Tuesday evening.READ MORE
We are placed between the things of this world, and spiritual goods from which eternal happiness consists: so that the more we cleave to the one, the more we withdraw from the other, and vice versa.
Wherefore whoever cleaves wholly to the things of this world, so as to make them his reason for living, and to look upon them as the reason and rule of all he does, falls away altogether from spiritual goods. Hence this disorder is removed by the commandments.READ MORE
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them.3 It is written: "You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve."READ MORE
The greatest of the saints is the Blessed Virgin. The original feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is celebrated on August 22 and is kept in the traditional liturgy. In the ordinary form of the Mass clergy can offer a votive Mass to the Immaculate Heart of Mary since the month of August is dedicated to her Immaculate Heart.READ MORE
August 19 is the feast of St. John Eudes the great apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Since August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, click here to read an article about St. Jean Eudes, this devotion, and the Rosary.
A Latin hymn on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has the following:READ MORE
Based on Cardinal Ratzinger’s talk to the American Bishops before becoming Pope Benedict XVI
1. Presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion should be a conscious decision, based on a reasoned judgment regarding one’s worthiness to do so, according to the Church’s objective criteria, asking such questions as: “Am I in full communion with the Catholic Church? Am I guilty of grave sin? Have I incurred a penalty (e.g. excommunication, interdict) that forbids me to receive Holy Communion? Have I prepared myself by fasting for at least an hour?” The practice of indiscriminately presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion, merely as a consequence of being present at Mass, is an abuse that must be corrected (cf. Instruction “Redemptionis Sacramentum,” nos. 81, 83).READ MORE
In union with and venerating the memory of, in the first place, the glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Lord Jesus Christ, but also blessed Joseph, spouse of the same Virgin, and your blessed Apostles and Martyrs, Peter and Paul, Andrew, James and John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Thaddeus: Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and all your Saints by whose merits and prayers grant that we may in all things be fortified by the aid of your protection."READ MORE
We can’t help but notice today the barrage of advertising directed at getting us to buy products designed to enhance our bodies. “Infomercials” abound with this or that vitamin, health food that will give eternal youth, better looks, and lasting health. In the area of sexuality this trend has developed into the “potency industry” promising ecstasy in human relationships. Noteworthy, also, in this aspect of modern living is the tendency of contemporary society to look at our bodies as machines so that the goal is to develop a fine-tuned, high-powered engine.READ MORE