faith and spirituality

Lent and almsgiving (Benedict XVI)

Christ made Himself poor for you” (2 Cor 8,9) Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity to deepen the meaning and value of our Christian lives, and it stimulates […]

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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 Thursday 1. “Down in Adoration Falling” (Tantum ergo) (Roman Breviary) PLENARY INDULGENCE when recited on Holy Thursday 2. A PLENARY INDULGENCE […]

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The Pax Christi Prayer (Brother Roger)

O Risen Christ, You breathe your Holy Spirit on us and you tell us: ‘Peace be yours’. Opening ourselves to your peace – letting it penetrate the harsh and rocky ground of our hearts – […]

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Blessed are the poor in spirit – Isaac of Stella

Everyone, without exception, wants happiness, blessedness. However they all have different ideas about it: one thinks it lies in the delight of the senses and an easy life; another, in virtue; another, in knowledge of […]

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Our stand on marriage, family and human society

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria would like to once again reiterate the perspective of the Church on more recent developments concerning the sanctity and dignity of human life and the institutions of marriage and […]

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Act of entrustment to Mary – Pope Francis

Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, with renewed gratitude for your motherly presence we join in the voice of all generations that call you blessed. We celebrate in you the great works of God, who never […]

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The Dangerous Effects of Surrogacy (Biomarkets in India)

The Dangerous Effects of Surrogacy: A Review of “A Transnational Feminist View of Surrogacy Biomarkets in India” Imagine you live in India. You live in extreme poverty—poverty like most Americans have never witnessed. The kind […]

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Abortion and the morning-after pill. Caution

Abortion: The one eliminated is a human being at the very beginning of life. No one more absolutely innocent could be imagined. In no way could this human being ever be considered an aggressor, much […]

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A new text from Benedict XVI (Easter 2017)

Ever since I first read the Letters of Saint Ignatius of Antioch in the 1950s, one passage from his Letter to the Ephesians has particularly affected me: “It is better to keep silence and be […]

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And reincarnation? (49)

Today we are rediscovering reincarnation through various oriental religions. For instance, we can read in the song of the blessed Krishna (the Baghavad Gita): “As a man throws away his shabby clothes to put on […]

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The biography of Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962)

Gianna Beretta was born in Magenta (Milan) October 4, 1922. Already as a youth she willingly accepted the gift of faith and the clearly Christian education that she received from her excellent parents. As a […]

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I believe in prayer (Father Andrea Gasparino)

I believe that prayer is not everything, but that everything must begin with prayer: because human intelligence is too short and man’s will is too weak; because the man who acts without God never gives […]

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Safety Tips for converts from Islam to Catholicism

From our experience we can give some safety advice for a person who comes from other religions to Catholicism or who lives in atheistic regimes. 1) DO NOT COMMUNICATE THE CONVERSIONDon’t even talk about conversion […]

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Hail Immaculate! – John Paul II

“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” (Lk 1: 28). We address the Virgin Mary several times a day with these words of the Archangel Gabriel. Let us repeat them with fervent joy […]

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Quotes by St. Therese of Lisieux

1. “Charity gave me the key to my vocation.” 2. “I want to be scourged and crucified like You, my Spouse; flayed alive like St. Bartholomew; thrown into boiling oil like St. John; and ground […]

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How To Find True Joy

Having a proper understanding of joy is imperative to becoming a saint. Joy is the arousal of some sense of good. When we malign and obscure good, we malign and obscure joy. St. Gregory the […]

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Cardinal Burke to Catholics: Defend Our Lady

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I am outraged and most profoundly saddened by the news that a public sacrilegious Black Mass is scheduled to take place in Oklahoma City on the 15th of August, […]

bioethics and life

1. Love, what is It?

Isn’t love what we all desire? How could we live without loving and being loved? Among the different expressions of love are friendship, dedication to a cause or to a person, the love of parents […]

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We will stand up (John Paul II)

And so, we will stand up every time that human life is threatened. When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, we will stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority […]