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"For each one of you, as for the apostles, the encounter with the divine Teacher who calls you friends may be the beginning of an extraordinary venture: that of becoming apostles among your contemporaries to lead them to live their own experience of friendship with God, made Man, with God who has made himself my friend."

- Pope Benedict XVI

 

The Fulfillment of All Desire

Introduction - Ralph Martin

The whole purpose of our creation, the whole purpose of our redemption is so that we may be fully united with God in every aspect of our being.

Called to Holiness - Ralph Martin

Jesus summed up his teaching in a startling and unambiguous call to His followers: "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48).



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Are You Falling Away?: Three Warning Signs - Paul Thigpen

What a frightening prospect is the destiny of the backslider!  Yet even for the worst of us sinners, God offers hope. Read more...

The Fulfillment of All Desire - Ralph Martin

The whole purpose of our creation, the whole purpose of our redemption is so that we may be fully united with God in every aspect of our being. Read more...

Called to holiness - Ralph Martin

Jesus summed up his teaching in a startling and unambiguous call to His followers: "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48). Read more...

The peaceful path to liberty - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Why are Palestinians still, in 2014, choosing the path of violent force when other more secure paths to independence and autonomy have proved more successful? Read more...

We cannot avoid making judgments - Bishop David McGough

When we avoid a rush to destructive judgment and accusation we allow the possibility that the good within us might ultimately flourish and come to fruition. Read more...

The Consequences of Redefining Marriage - Ryan T. Anderson

There are good reasons why conjugal unions have been distinguished from all others since antiquity. Read more...

Jesus' Sweet and Light Yoke - Father John Tauler, O.P.

Now, to what people is this yoke sweet and light, as they accept it and bear it along? Read more...

Moral clarity in Gaza - Charles Krauthammer

Rarely does international politics present a moment of such moral clarity. Read more...

NFP: The Myth of the “Contraceptive Mentality” - Father Ryan Erlenbush

It should be clear that a couple who uses (or even misuses) natural family planning will never be in danger of a falling into a contraceptive mentality. Read more...

We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia - Theo Boer

In 2001 The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia and, along with it, assisted suicide. Read more...


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