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    The Dormition of the Mother of God (Saint John Paul II)

    Mary and the human drama of death 1. Concerning the end of Mary’s earthly life, the Council uses the terms of the Bull defining the dogma of the Assumption and states: “The Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, when her earthly life […] More

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    The importance of marriage and family

    The Catholic Church cares deeply about marriage because it is a fundamental good in itself, a foundation of human existence and flourishing, and a blessing from God. The decision to commit permanently and exclusively to sharing the whole of one’s life with someone of the opposite sex and to raise any children that are the […] More

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    Marriage equality & discrimination

    Advocates for ‘same-sex marriage’ 1 rarely  focus on the real meaning and purpose  of marriage. Instead they assume that  equal dignity and the principle of non- discrimination demand the legal recognition  of same-sex relationships as marriages. This appeal to equality and non- discrimination gets things the wrong way  around. Justice requires us to treat people […] More

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    6 Ways for Plenary Indulgence in Holy Week

    Here, some special indulgences that are available to us during the Holy Week Holy Thursday1. “Down in Adoration Falling” (Tantum ergo) (Roman Breviary) PLENARY INDULGENCE when recited on Holy Thursday2. A PLENARY INDULGENCE is granted to those who visit the Most Blessed Sacrament for at least one half hour ( (together with the three prerequisites […] More

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    Respect for all

    At this time in history there is much discussion about the meaning of marriage. Some suggest that it is unjustly discriminatory not to allow people with same-sex attraction to marry someone of the same sex. Others believe that marriage is an institution uniting a man and a woman. We wish by this pastoral letter to […] More

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    The gift of the indulgence

    General Remarks On Indulgences 1. This is how an indulgence is defined in the Code of Canon Law (can. 992) and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1471): “An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who […] More

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