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Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

September 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Angels, Feast Days, FEATURED, Liturgy, Liz Estler

Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels*   “You should be aware that the word “angel” denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those who deliver messages of lesser importance are called angels; and those who proclaim messages of... Read More

On Handling Just and Unjust Blame

August 23, 2018 by  
Filed under FEATURED, Humility, Jessica Fahy

On Handling Just and Unjust Blame It is very easy to be misunderstood and wrongly accused. It is likely that all of us have had this experience at one time or another. Often our reaction is NOT one of meekness and humility – those qualities of Jesus' most Sacred Heart He asks us to imitate: Learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart. (Matthew 11:29) We might “argue with that person... Read More

Will We Know Each Other in Heaven?

November 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney, Death and Dying, Heaven

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All the blessed, admitted into heaven, know each other perfectly, even before the general resurrection. This is proved by Scripture as well as by tradition. I shall confine myself to quoting the New Testament to you; I shall content myself, too, with the parable of the rich man, and with some words that have reference to the Last Judgment. This parable is so fine that I cannot resist the pleasure... Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Renaissance of Civilization

December 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Feast Days, Mary

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Renaissance of Civilization “The level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood.” These words of Venerable Fulton Sheen echoed across the radio waves back in 1947 when he spoke about the effects of communism on modern womanhood and the decision our age must make whether or not it will accept the gift of woman, which produces the strongest societies, or reject... Read More

Must I be of Special Status to Receive the Gift of Contemplation?

September 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

The Gift of Contemplation Dear St. Gregory, some have indicated that only cloistered religious or other religious can receive the gift of infused contemplation. Is this true? Who can and does receive the gift of contemplation? Dear Friend, it is not the case that the gift of contemplation is given to the highest and not given to the lowest; but often the highest and often the most lowly, and very often... Read More