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Prayer for the Church (from the prayers of Pope Leo XIII)

In Benedict XVI, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Jesus, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion on February 28, 2013 at 22:33

On this fateful day on which the abdication of Pope Benedict the Magnificent, Defender of the Faith, takes effect, let us all pray for the one true Church, following the Prayers after Low Mass decreed by Pope Leo XIII. The complete prayers may be found on Sancta Missa, and include this humble petition to the Lord our God:

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

And, Lord, thank You for giving us Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Professor, Scholar, and Priest, to be Your earthly vicar Pope Benedict XVI. Viva il Papa!

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“God Save the Church!” (Suggested Lyrics, to the Melody of “God Save the Queen!”)

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture War, Faith, Grace, Jesus, Literature, Music, Orthodoxy, Poem, Poetry, Politics, Prayer, Protestantism, Religion, Secularism, Thoughts, Values on August 4, 2012 at 00:55

Lord, bless Thy holy Bride,
Born from Thy wounded side,
Thy one true Church…

From Satan’s vile intent
And men of evil bent,
God save the Church!…

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The Meaning of Fasting and Abstinence

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, Food, God, Holidays, Jesus, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Tradition on February 6, 2012 at 21:52

We deny ourselves food that we may be filled with the Bread of Life; so that, being hungry, we may be filled with good things…

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We believe in… the Communion of Saints

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Prayer, Protestantism, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Spirituality, Theology on November 1, 2011 at 22:07

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Colossians 1:24) Read the rest of this entry »

What is the communion of saints?

In Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on May 1, 2011 at 22:46

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Colossians 1:24) Read the rest of this entry »

The Resurrection and the modern world

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 24, 2011 at 23:06

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made newRead the rest of this entry »

The Meaning of Christian Mortification

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Conversion, Ethics, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, Liturgy, Prayer, Religion, Sacraments, Saints, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Tradition, Values on April 21, 2011 at 00:27

Our devotion begins not in some distant mission country but where we are right now, in our families and communities, amidst persons who bear the image and likeness of God Himself (read more…) Read the rest of this entry »

Why we should baptize with beer instead of water

In Abortion, Bible, Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Ethics, Faith, Feminism, God, Humor, Jesus, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Sacraments, Satire, Science, Secularism, Sin, Spoof, Theology, Tradition, Values on April 11, 2011 at 03:02

A Catholic DISSENT from the Pope’s prohibition of beer baptism: on exegetical, historical-critical, theological, pastoral, missiological, ecclesiological, epidemiological, semio-linguistic, scientific, phenomenological, anthropological, gender-egalitarian, epistemological, and faith-based grounds. Read the rest of this entry »

The contemporary-ness of Easter

In Atheism, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Environment, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Religion, Science, Spirituality on April 5, 2010 at 09:48

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made new Read the rest of this entry »

Fasting and abstinence during Lent (re-posted)

In Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, Food, God, Holidays, Liturgy, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Theology on February 16, 2010 at 08:15

We deny ourselves food that we may be filled with the Bread of Life; so that, being hungry, we may be filled with good things… Read the rest of this entry »

We remember the Cristeros

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Faith, History, Human Rights, Religion, Secularism, War on January 2, 2010 at 10:26

Today, 1 January, we remember the formal beginning of the Cristero rebellion (or the Cristero war)… Read the rest of this entry »

Rejoicing in the Incarnation

In Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, God, History, Holidays, Jesus, Religion on December 29, 2009 at 11:15

Can we even imagine the enormity of what happened 2,000 years ago? Read the rest of this entry »

The martyrs of Savenay (1793)

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Europe, Faith, History, Jesus, Politics, Religion, Secularism, Values, War on December 24, 2009 at 02:03

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Savenay (December 23, 1793), the last major battle Read the rest of this entry »

So tired of Anti-Catholicism

In Atheism, BBC, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture, Culture War, Debate, Europe, Faith, History, Islam, Medieval, Pius XII, Pro-Life, Protestantism, Religion, Review, Science, Secularism, Stephen Fry, Values on November 12, 2009 at 02:15

Or, The Immaturity of the West: Will millions of Catholic deaths and the utter destruction of Catholic civilization at Protestant, Liberal, and Communist hands never suffice? Read the rest of this entry »

St. Charles Borromeo: The Great Reformer

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Education, Europe, Faith, Government, History, Prayer, Religion, Saints on November 5, 2009 at 01:23

When the Jacobin Revolution threatened to destroy the Church, it was Borromeo’s legacy that did most to help her survive… Read the rest of this entry »