July 5, 2013

UPDATED: A New Encyclical: Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith)

"The Light of Faith: this is how the Church's tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus"

And so begins Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith), the first encyclical (released today, July 5, 2013) by our beloved Pope Francis. This reflection on the meaning of faith was begun by Pope Benedict XVI and draws on his essential themes, but it is also very much the work of our current Pope.

May 31, 2013

FRUGAL FRIDAY: $0.99 MP3 Of Staples/White Purgatory Debate At Catholic Answers

I love Catholic Answers.[1] They are loyal to the Pope and magisterium so are careful to disseminate accurate information on what the Church teaches. The only negative critique about them, really, is that the high cost of shipping to where I live (Canada) is prohibitive. And even this isn't the fault of Catholic Answers as it is the reality of shipping costs in general. So, I've used them as a guide to faithful products which I've then purchased more locally (which isn't a bad thing), while sighing that many of their products I'd like to buy aren't available where I shop.

November 9, 2012

UPDATED: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST To Save Baby And Young Mother

Your prayers and sacrifices are urgently needed for "A.", a 15 year old girl who, I am told, is being forced by her mother to murder her unborn child this weekend. "A." was found distraught and in tears by a friend several hours ago. I am told she had run away from home, but has now gone back.

April 4, 2012

Strength And Refreshment From The Fount Of Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday is drawing near. Join us beginning on Good Friday, April 6, 2012 for the Divine Mercy Novena.

In preparation for the Novena which culminates in the Feast of Divine Mercy, here is another installment in our series on Divine Mercy.
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"I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fount of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever graces they need in the hardships of life and, especially, at the hour of death.

April 2, 2012

Divine Mercy Flood My Soul, by Annie Karto

Divine Mercy Sunday is drawing near. Join us beginning on Good FridayApril 6, 2012 for the Divine Mercy Novena.

In preparation for the Novena which culminates in the Feast of Divine Mercy, here is another installment in our series on Divine Mercy

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Such a beautiful voice singing the praises of God's mercy...

March 28, 2012

The Glory Thief

Divine Mercy Sunday is drawing near. Join us beginning on Good Friday, April 6, 2012 for the Divine Mercy Novena.

In preparation for the Novena which culminates in the Feast of Divine Mercy, here is another installment in our series on Divine Mercy.

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Paperback edition of
St. Faustina's Diary
During the night, a soul I had already seen before visited me. However, it did not ask for prayer, but reproached me, saying that I used to be very haughty and vain..."and now you are interceding for others while you yourself still have certain vices." I answered that I indeed had been vain and haughty, but that I had confessed this and had done penance for my stupidity, and that I trusted in the goodness of my God, and that if I still fell occasionally, this was indeliberate and never premeditated, even in the smallest things. Still, the soul continued to reproach me, saying, "Why are you unwilling to recognize my greatness? Why do you alone not glorify me for my great deeds as all others do?" Then I saw that this was Satan under the assumed appearance of this soul and I said, "Glory is due to God alone; begone Satan!" And in an instant this soul fell into an abyss, horrible beyond all description. And I said to the wretched soul that I would tell the whole Church about this.

- St. Faustina, Diary, 520