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Before the Crib - Fr. Leonard M. Puech, O.F.M.
When we look at the crib a text of St. Paul comes to mind: "You know the graciousness of our Lord Jesus Christ; how, being rich, he became poor for your sakes, that by his poverty you might become rich" (2 Cor. 8,9). This text was dear to St. Francis, who alludes to it in his rule, when he recommends poverty to his disciples. Email This Article
Benedict XVI's first message as Pope - Pope Benedict XVI
Following is the complete text of the first message of Pope Benedict XVI which he delivered in Latin at the end of Mass on Wednesday April 20, 2005 with the members of the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel. Email This Article
Beware of ‘Gentlemen’ - Rev. Paul Scalia
St. Josemaria Escriva once warned against “the man, the ‘gentleman,’ ready to compromise” — because he would, in the saint’s estimation, “condemn Jesus to death again.” Email This Article
Bishops be what you are - Spiritual Fathers - Terry Mattingly
Sometimes the bishop calls the priest and sometimes the priest calls the bishop. But one way or another, bishops and priests make appointments to meet over two cups of coffee. On one level, it is a meeting between employer and employee. On another, it's supposed to be an encounter between a father and a son. Email This Article
Black Catholics Number 200 Million Worldwide - NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER
Catholics may make up a relatively small percentage of the population of African-Americans, but "there are 200 million black Catholics worldwide," said the head of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Detroit. "It’s the largest religion in the world for people of African descent," he noted. Email This Article
Bringing Christmas to Life Again - Fr. Roger J. Landry
In 1223, St. Francis of Assisi inaugurated a pious practice that in places today has become so common that many think that it always existed. Email This Article
Bringing our fallen-away relations back to Church during Advent - Rev. John Horgan
Each Christmas, our churches are thronged with people who come to pray before the Manger, join in the singing of carols, and feel the warmth of the Saviour's love. Some of these men and women are not Catholic; others do not practice the Faith regularly. Email This Article
Buddhism - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
Apologists of Buddhism describe it as the richest, broadest and most lasting of Aryan religions. Yet the name itself is of recent origin and refers to the vast system of teachings that trace their ancestry to the Indian sage, Gautama or the Buddha, who lived and died about the fifth century before the Christian era. Email This Article
Calumny and detraction - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
It is possible to injure another's good name either by telling lies about that person or by revealing hidden faults which should not be revealed. Email This Article
Can Anyone Say “Forever”? - Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
Once a man has been ordained a priest, he can never again really be a layman. He has been “ontologically” changed, that is, changed at the very core of his being, just as in Baptism and Confirmation. The priest, therefore, is not simply a “marked man” because he wears a Roman collar; he is “marked” in a profoundly spiritual way — touching his very soul. Email This Article
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