A Prayer for Lent O gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel. In still in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments, so that having curbed all carnal desires, we may… Continue reading 5 prayers you should say this Lenten Season
If you want to know the basics of the Catholic faith, look no further than the articles of Catholic faith. This list of twelve articles mirrors the Apostles’ Creed, a prayer that sets out Catholic tenets: Article 1: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. This affirms that God exists, that he’s a Triune God (one… Continue reading The Twelve Articles of Catholic Faith
Q – A few years ago, it was announced that the term “Yahweh” is no longer to be used (removed from all songs). It seemed like an odd decision and with all that is going on in the world, a huge waste of time to make a big deal about. Why did we do this?… Continue reading Why Don’t We Use “Yahweh” In Mass Any More?
Question: Is it really a sin to receive the Eucharist in mortal sin? Answer: No, it isn’t simply a mortal sin but a form of sacrilege; it is worse than a mortal sin to receive Jesus in mortal sin. The once life-giving body and blood of Christ becomes judgement to the soul. It is important… Continue reading How is the Holy Eucharist dangerous for the soul of the unprepared?
The History Channel released a new documentary called “The Jesus Strand,” in which scientists work with a man of the cloth to hunt for Jesus Christ’s DNA. The History Channel explains it will use “the latest advances in DNA technology” to investigate the recently discovered bones of John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin. By investigating John… Continue reading Hunt for Jesus: Scientists aim to find descendants of Jesus
A classic work, published in 1930, helps to fill in the gaps left by the Gospels It is Holy Week, thus hard to engage with literature that is not specifically concerned with the great events of our salvation. What Jesus Saw from the Cross, by A G Sertillanges (Sophia Press) provides the answer: written by… Continue reading The book that captures the drama of Christ’s final days on earth
We all love to celebrate Easter with brightly colored hard boiled eggs, candy, cute pictures of bunnies and chicks and we all love to gather together to party! Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, don’t forget the real reason for the holiday. Jesus Christ lived a life without sin and selflessly gave it away for… Continue reading 8 thought-provoking Easter quotes to inspire
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) offered a glimpse of nails used in crucifixions in and around Jerusalem and Galilee during the first century C.E. AFP reported the IAA opened its storerooms to reveal recent archaeological discoveries. The artifacts each hold significance of Christ’s time and his life. There were nails used in crucifixions, jewelry, ossuaries… Continue reading Physical evidence of Jesus' life revealed
‘The emphasis of pro-life medicine…has always been bringing Jesus Christ back as the divine physician.’ Dr. John Bruchalski once killed babies for a living; now, he fights to keep them alive. Dr. Bruchalski once weighed babies who were born prematurely to mothers who didn’t want them to determine whether they should be classified as “medical… Continue reading Baby murderer encounters the Holy Virgin, who transforms him into a pro-life advocate
Strength. The world tells us, in the spirit of survival of the fittest, that we need to depend on our own strength and avoid any possible signs of weakness at all costs. Conversely, the Bible tells us there is strength in weakness and weakness in strength. These two perspectives are in direct opposition to each… Continue reading Top 5 Scriptures to Strengthen You
We admit that shadows lurk within our hearts. “I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.” (Romans 7:18) Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Nobel prize winner and long-term prisoner of the Russian Gulag, said that “the battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” It’s… Continue reading Lenten Series: The Seven Deadly Sins
Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know there is more to it? Recently the Independent released their list of “5 things you might not know about Lent,” which prompted Catholic Online to join in the fun. Catholics already… Continue reading 5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn
A woman trashed her life and was living at a friend’s place, thoroughly addicted to drugs, when a moment of divine intervention changed her life forever. According to Christianity Restored, “Deb” was a heroin addict who grew up in a home without the Lord’s presence. Even with a spiritually empty background and drug-addicted future, God… Continue reading 'While high on heroin, I started reading the New Testament' – Amazing true story of a life forever changed
The Christian mission today means facing new challenges with simplicity, holiness, and openness to God, Pope Francis told an audience with the Marian Fathers on Saturday. “Many still await knowledge of Jesus, the sole Redeemer of man, and many situations of injustice and moral and material hardship challenge believers,” the Pope said Feb. 18. “Such… Continue reading Pope Francis shares words of wisdom
Recently, a large number of miraculous sightings have been reported. The sightings range from unusual and unnatural cloud formations, to weeping statues of the Virgin Mary and more. Is this a sign that something great is about to happen? Are we prepared for the moment, if it should come soon? Supernatural appear to be on… Continue reading A WARNING? The several Sightings of the Virgin Mary spike around the globe, could be related to Fatima
Even her friend of more than 30 years, Father Sebastian Vazhakala, did not know Mother Teresa had conversations with and visions of Jesus before forming the Missionaries of Charity. It wasn’t until after her death, for the vast majority of people, that this part of Mother Teresa’s spiritual life was uncovered. “It was a big… Continue reading St. Teresa often had visions of Jesus – What did she see?