Archives for November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Father, all of Creation rightly owes you thanks and praise. Your justice, love and mercy abound. We thank you this day for all that you have given us: For the Passion and Death of your Divine Son, we thank you Father, through the Cross, He redeemed the world. For the Church, we thank you Father, […]

Offer It To The Lord

2013.11.26 Offer It To The Lord [guest] Author: Ed Trego Guest contributor:   Ed Trego Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of the year that means a lot to me. To contemplate the Passion of our Lord, the pain he suffered, the death he endured, and finally, his glorious […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #119)

This week: Some middle school football players understand what true charity is all about. A US late term abortion capital (Albuquerque, NM) sadly chose death this week; a video shows what they embrace. An interesting new film for the upcoming Easter season: Heaven is for Real. Near death experiences, FWIW. Fr. Barron looks at Reza […]

Addicted to life

Why are most of us not ready for heaven if we were to die right now? Scripture tells us: The treasure and wealth of the nations will be brought there, but nothing unclean will enter it (Revelation 21:26-27a). So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48). “Be holy because I [am] […]

Baltimore Catechism: on the commandments of God

Lesson 29 310Q. Is it enough to belong to God’s Church in order to be saved? A. It is not enough to belong to the Church in order to be saved, but we must also keep the Commandments of God and of the Church. We call some commandments the Commandments of God and others the […]

The moment of consecration?

The Eucharist is literally Jesus Christ: body and blood, soul and divinity. What is less clear, and as near as I can tell not universally, definitively defined, is the exact moment that transubstantiation occurs. There are opinions offered varying by liturgy, often with compelling reasoning… but authoritative references in support of those positions are lacking.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #118)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly featuring a record number of contributions is ready for your perusal. Outside da Box hits it out of the park with their new video. Moms, are you satisfied with your parenting? Do miracles actually happen? A new upcoming film from Blackstone Films: Unnatural Law. Must we […]