Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

℟. Here again is the wonderful day on which the Virgin Mary was taken up into heaven. We all praise her with the words: * Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
℣. Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of praise: through you has risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God. * Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Continue reading Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

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Jesus Living In The World – Today

Excellent article written in 1935 by Rev. Wilfred G. Hurley, C.S.P.

« This is My body. » Then He takes the chalice of wine. Again He speaks: « This is My blood. »

In a flash, they are back at that sorrowful scene of a year ago. It returns to them with tremendous vividness. They realize that at this moment they see the fulfillment of His words spoken then. Those words, which seemed so utterly impossible. But now, with His own hands, He is giving Himself to His own. Continue reading Jesus Living In The World – Today

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Catholic & Going On Vacation; What About Mass?

What should you do if you’re a Catholic and going out on vacations? Below is the response from Bishop Paul Terrio of St. Paul, Alta.

“The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays is a precept that is rooted in the Third Commandment (…) Catholics are called to obey this precept “on pain of mortal sin” which means that if we miss Mass without grave cause we should not receive Holy Communion again until we have been given absolution in the sacrament of Confession…” Continue reading Catholic & Going On Vacation; What About Mass?

Blood & Water―The Birth of the Church

…The blood coming out of the lance’s wound represents Jesus himself, it is the blood which saved and redeemed us, the blood of the Lamb who was slain. Yet what does the water stand for? Water is usually a strong symbol of grace pouring down on us. Who really reflects and personifies grace? It is as the Holy Spirit said through His messenger the Archangel Gabriel “Hail, full of grace”! I suddenly remembered the prophecy of Simeon “a sword shall pierce thy heart”… Continue reading Blood & Water―The Birth of the Church

Can Natural Family Planning be Misused?

NFP is to be used so that the love, trust, and respect between a man and a woman flourishes… and the best way to grasp this love is to look at a newborn child. A new and beautiful human being, created in the image and likeness of God, through and with love. Man and women are made in the image and likeness of God. So how exactly is this fulfilled? Continue reading Can Natural Family Planning be Misused?